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Thursday, Dec. 6

Film and Media Culture fall student screening in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 6, 4 and 7 p.m., Room 232, Axinn Center, Middlebury College. Join the Department of Film and Media Culture for the annual fall showcase of student work produced in Sight and Sound II and 3-D Computer Animation. Free.

The Dance Company of Middlebury: In-Progress Showing in Middlebury. Thursday, December 6, 4:30 p.m., Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. The company is teaching and performing in a variety of communities, using dance as a platform for personal truth–telling and bridge building. This research will culminate in an original evening length work to be performed and toured in January. Come take a sneak peek at “Warrior Work: Show Up. Tell the Truth.” Free.

Christmas decorating contest in Brandon. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 5 p.m., downtown. Come see the holiday lights in Brandon. Judges will be on the streets on starting at 5 p.m.

Midd Night Stroll in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 6, 5-8 p.m., downtown and the Marble Works. Middlebury businesses will be open late with sales, specials, pop-ups and lots more. Free gift-wrapping at Community Barn Ventures and the Hot Cocoa hut serving up cocoa and fixings for 25 cents a cup. A Very Merry Middlebury event.

Magic on Main in Vergennes. Thursday, Dec. 6, 5-8 p.m. Shops up and down and around Main Street will welcome holiday shoppers with special discounts, events, demonstrations, and more. More info at VergennesDowntown.org or on social media @VergennesPartnership.

MiddMUG meeting in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Join the Middlebury Macintosh User Group and demonstrate a favorite iPad or other app. Of special interest are apps that don’t come as standard equipment but that have been discovered and added to devices. Presentation on how to use gmail with the iPhone, including how to delete old emails, to follow.

Mr. Chocolate in Starksboro. Thursday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m., Starksboro Public Library, Route 116. Mr. Chocolate (Stephen Ahern) uses just three ingredients to make delicious molded chocolates. These extra-smooth chocolates do need to be refrigerated as they have no wax or preservatives. Learn how he does it at his workshop. Appropriate for all ages. Limit 20. More info contact Catherine Goldsmith at 802-453-3732.

Piano recital in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 6, 7:15-8:15 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 Eastview Ter. Event Location: Community room, Eastview at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Come hear Diana Fanning’s younger students as they perform a variety of piano pieces. Free and open to the public.

“The Drowsy Chaperone” on stage in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The Middlebury Community Players stage this play-within-a-play musical show that uses all the clichéd plot devices of a 1920s musical, including mistaken identity, comedy schtick, phony accents, and dance numbers that don’t quite go with the plot. Tickets on sale at townhalltheater.org.

Jazz Showcase in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m., Lower Lobby, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. A special edition of the Showcase featuring a wide array of instrumentalists and singers creating some great jazz. Come celebrate the music that’s been called America’s National Treasure. Free and open to the public.

“Lungs” on stage in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m., Hepburn Zoo Theater, Hepburn Hall, Middlebury College. A modern couple explores the moral dilemmas of becoming a parent while preserving their own identities and their relationship. The play follows the ups and downs of their relationship with each other and with parenthood through discussion of their fears, desires, wants, and needs. Tickets $6, available at 802-443-3168 or middlebuey.edu/arts.

 

Friday, Dec. 7

Age Well senior luncheon in Middlebury. Friday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m., VFW, 530 Exchange St. Doors open at 11 a.m. Entertainment by Sergio. Meal served at noon of stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes, gravy and carrots. $5 suggested donation. Advanced tickets required — deadline Monday, Dec. 3. Call Michelle at 802-377-1419. Bring your own place setting. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Toy swap/sale in Lincoln. Friday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lincoln Library, 222 W. River Rd. Purchase toys donated on Wednesday and Thursday, cash in your swap “credits” or pay with cash for new-to-you toys. All proceeds go to the library. Continues Saturday.

Snow Globe craft in Middlebury. Friday, Dec. 7, 3:30-4:15 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Create a miniature winter wonderland. For grades 2 and up.

Chocolate Walk in Bristol. Friday, Dec. 7, 5-9 p.m., downtown. Bristol’s Chocolate Walk allows you to experience a complimentary chocolate treat, courtesy of the Main Street businesses. Spend the evening browsing the stores, nibbling a delicious chocolate indulgence, and getting the holiday shop on. Over 20 unique vendors shared across multiple Main Street locations. Part of Bristol’s Cool Yule.

Candy Cane Hunt in Bristol. Friday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m., on the town green. The hunt for hidden candy canes begins at the corner of the Town Green next to the Veterans Memorial. Bundle up, bring your flashlight and help Santa find them all.

Memory Tree lighting in Bristol. Saturday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m., town green gazebo. Join us at the Gazebo on the green for an evening of music and a reading of all names of honorees. Bulbs may be purchased for $5 online at BristolVTRec.com. Deadline to purchase is Monday, Dec. 3.

Christmas music night in New Haven. Friday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m., New Haven United Reformed Church, Route 7, 4 miles north of Middlebury. Join us for a time of Christmas songs, readings, and refreshments as we prepare for the holiday season. All are welcome. More info contact Judy at 802-897-2697.

Broadway Direct in Vergennes. Friday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Now in its 13th year, this brainchild of local resident and professional actor Bill Carmichael brings together some of his professional acting/singing/dancing friends from New York and Boston for an evening of familiar, funny, moving and exceptional Broadway tunes. Several local area high school students will also participate.

“Krampusnacht: Stories of Light and Dark for the Winter Solstice” in Rochester. Friday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., Spice Studio, 482 S. Main St. Bald Mountain Theater presents this one-night event highlighting the dual nature of the season: the long, dark night full of tension and fear and longing, and the glimmering hope of a new day and positive change to come. An eclectic mix of original material and seasonal traditions from around the world.

The Drowsy Chaperone on stage in Middlebury. Friday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The Middlebury Community Players stage this play-within-a-play musical show that uses all the clichéd plot devices of a 1920s musical, including mistaken identity, comedy schtick, phony accents, and dance numbers that don’t quite go with the plot. Tickets on sale at townhalltheater.org.

 

Saturday, Dec. 8

Breakfast With Santa in Bristol. Saturday, Dec. 8, seatings at 8:30, 9:30 and 10: 30 a.m., Holley Hall. Reservations required. Tickets $10. Breakfast includes Pancakes, Sausage, and beverage. Bookings at BristolVtRec.com

Character Breakfast in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 8, seatings at 8:30 and 10 a.m., Middlebury Inn, 16 Court Sq. Have breakfast with favorite Christmas characters. Tickets and info at ExperienceMiddlebury.com. Hot Cocoa Hut from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. A Very Merry Middlebury event.

Brandon Farmer’s Market annual holiday fair in Brandon. Saturday, Dec. 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Neshobe School, 17 Neshobe Dr. Lots of vendors. Look for maple syrup, cheese, honey, baked goods, hand knit items in wool mohair, goat milk soap, canned goods, wooden toys, dried flowers, aprons, jams and jellies, jewelry, holiday decor and more. More info contact Wendy Cijka at 802-273-2655 or [email protected].

Wreath Making in Vergennes. Saturday, Dec. 8, 9-11 a.m., Otter Creek Room, Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Learn how to make your own wreath to decorate your home for the upcoming holidays. Wreath base, assorted greenery, ribbon, berries, cones and floral wire provided. Bring pruning shears or sharp scissors and additional decorations to share. Limited space. Register at the library or [email protected].

Winter coat, hat and mitten sale in Granville. Saturday, Dec. 8, 9 a.m.-noon, Moss Glen Grange Hall, 82 Post Office Hill Rd. Moss Glen Grange. Concurrent holiday bazaar and bake sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Accepting donations of winter apparel at the drop off box at the Granville General Store. More info at 802-767-4600.

Old-fashioned visit with Santa in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-noon, Maple Landmark, 1297 Exchange St. Free toy to all children who come to see Santa.

Christmas Cookie sale in Vergennes. Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Champlain Valley Christian Reformed Church, Church St. Fancy cookies, candies, Dutch goodies and other treats will be sold by the pound. Choose and package your favorites. Enjoy hot cider and festive music while you shop. We do the baking for you so you won't have to. More info call Martha at 802-349-0229.

Library and Town Hall open house in Monkton. Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-noon, 280 Monkton Ridge. Take a tour of the Town Hall and Library. Stop by the site for the new Municipal Building. Bring questions, comments and concerns about the building project. Talk with neighbors about vision and values before the Building Committee puts together a Request for Proposals (RFP) Enjoy hot coffee/tea and refreshments.

Toy swap/sale in Lincoln. Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Lincoln Library, 222 W. River Rd. Purchase toys donated on Wednesday and Thursday, cash in your swap “credits” or pay with cash for new-to-you toys. All proceeds go to the library.

Toys for Tots triple feature in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m., Marquis Theater, 65 Main St. A showing of three classic holiday specials: “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” and “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.” Admission an unwrapped toy or $5 donation for Toys for Tots. One toy donated per family of four/five. Seating is first come, first serve. Doors open at 9:20 a.m. Concessions, coffee, tea and mimosa will be available for purchase. No outside food or beverages.

Holiday “make and take” in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Dec. 8, noon-2 p.m., Ferrisburgh Central School, 56 Little Chicago Rd. Take the opportunity for your children to have fun making crafts and holiday gifts without the hassle and pressure of holiday shopping. Free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. More info at [email protected].

Take your picture with Santa Claus in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 8, 1:30-3 p.m., Marquis Theater, 65 Main St.

“Lungs” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2 and 8 p.m., Hepburn Zoo Theater, Hepburn Hall, Middlebury College. A modern couple explores the moral dilemmas of becoming a parent while preserving their own identities and their relationship. The play follows the ups and downs of their relationship with each other and with parenthood through discussion of their fears, desires, wants, and needs. Tickets $6, available at 802-443-3168 or middlebuey.edu/arts.

Sister to Sister in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2-4 p.m., Chellis House, 56 Hillcrest Rd. Middlebury College’s Sister-to-Sister Program invites all middle school girls to create a ginger bread village with them. Free. Tasty snacks provided. More info and to sign up contact Karin Hanta at 802-443-5937 or [email protected].

Chicken and biscuit supper in Vergennes. Saturday, Dec. 8, 5-6:30 p.m., Vergennes United Methodist Church, Main St. across from the Opera House. Menu includes chicken and biscuits, stuffing, vegetable, roll, and dessert. Adults $9/children $5. Served buffet style. Takeout available. More info at 802-877-3150.

King Pede card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Town Hall and Community Center, Route 7. The evening begins with a sandwich supper and then on to the games. King Pede is a unique game that involves “trick-taking” techniques such as in Hearts and Spades or Pitch. A game of fun and skill. Come prepared to use your strategic thinking.

Contra dance in Cornwall. Saturday, Dec. 8, 7-9:30 p.m., Cornwall Town Hall, Route 30. Featuring Adina Gordon calling to live banjo and fiddle music by Red Dog Riley. $5-10/person (sliding scale). All are welcome. No experience or partner necessary. Questions? 802-462-3722.

Rupert Wates in Brandon. *CANCELLED* Saturday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd.

Hot Box Honey performs in Lincoln. Saturday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., Burnham Hall 52 River Rd. The latest installment of the Burnham Music Series. Tickets $10 adults/teens and kids are free. Refreshments will be served.

“The Drowsy Chaperone” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 8, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The Middlebury Community Players stage this play-within-a-play musical show that uses all the clichéd plot devices of a 1920s musical, including mistaken identity, comedy schtick, phony accents, and dance numbers that don’t quite go with the plot. Tickets on sale at townhalltheater.org.

Vocal Recital in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 8, 8 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Students of affiliate artists Carol Christensen and Susanne Peck cap off a semester of vocal study with an evening of songs and arias. Accompanied by affiliate artist Cynthia Huard and by Annemieke McLane, piano. Free.

 

Sunday, Dec. 9

Parish Breakfast in Vergennes. Sunday, Dec. 9, 8-10 a.m., St. Peter’s Parish, 85 South Maple St. Hosted by the Knights of Columbus, come enjoy a delicious breakfast of eggs, omelets to order, hot cakes, French toast, sausage, bacon and more. Bring family and friends Adults $8.50/seniors over 60 $7.50/kids 6-12 $6/children under 6 free/immediate families of five or more $28.

Green Mountain Club hike or snowshoe in Charlotte. Sunday, Dec. 9, Mt. Philo. An easy-moderate 2-mile hike round-trip. Elevation gain 636 feet with beautiful views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. If the trail is too icy, we’ll hike the road. Call leader B. Ellis for details at 802-388-0936. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Community breakfast in Orwell. Sunday, Dec. 9, 8-10:30 a.m., Orwell Town Hall, 436 Main St. An all-you-can-eat breakfast of scrambled eggs, home fries, hash, bacon, sausage, pancakes, French toast, sausage gravy w/ biscuits, fresh fruit, orange juice, and coffee. Tickets $8 adults/$4 kids 12 & under. More info contact John R. Tester, [email protected] or 802-989-3760.

Winter coat, hat and mitten sale in Granville. Sunday, Dec. 9, 9 a.m.-noon, Moss Glen Grange Hall, 82 Post Office Hill Rd. Moss Glen Grange. Concurrent holiday bazaar and bake sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Accepting donations of winter apparel at the drop off box at the Granville General Store. More info at 802-767-4600.

Champlain Valley Fiddlers Christmas party in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., VFW, 530 Exchange St. Middlebury. Jam session begins at 11 a.m. with Christmas dinner at noon. Must have tickets is advance for the dinner, $3 donation for fiddling. All fiddlers welcome. Come and enjoy holiday fun, music and dancing.

“The Drowsy Chaperone” on stage in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The Middlebury Community Players stage this play-within-a-play musical show that uses all the clichéd plot devices of a 1920s musical, including mistaken identity, comedy schtick, phony accents, and dance numbers that don’t quite go with the plot. Tickets on sale at townhalltheater.org.

Amaryllis in Lincoln. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2 p.m., United Church of Lincoln, 23 Quaker St. In “There Is A Rose: A Capella Christmas Songs and Motets from the 15th & 16th Centuries,” Susanne Peck will lead Amaryllis, the 16-voice a capella ensemble in a performance of Magnificat by Franco-Flemish composer Pierre de la Rue (1460-1518), motets by Byrd, Guerrero and Palestrina, as well as carol favorites by Praetorius, Jacob Handl and others. Suggested donation $15 at the door. More info at amaryllisvt.org, [email protected] or 802-453-3513.

Mission concert in Vergennes. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2-4 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church, 30 Water St. Help raise money to help neighbors in need. Performers include: Barry King, Windsong Woodwind Quartet, Clare Innes and members of the Vermont Ukulele society, Honey in the Hive, African American spirituals by Bill Ellis and Julie Coffey and jazzy pianist Chris Wyckoff. A reception with free light refreshments follows the event. Admission by free will offering. All proceeds go to support the local food shelf and assistance with medical, heating, and transportation needs. 

“Shipwrecks and History: Stories from Maritime Addison County” in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2-4 p.m., Ferrisburgh Town Offices and Community Center, Route 7. Arthur Cohn, Director Emeritus of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, will speak on how boats of all kinds had an outsized role in this area's first settlements, in its early industrial and commercial growth, and in its few local military engagements. Accessible to all. Refreshments served. More info contact Silas at 802-425-3380.

Caroling party in South Starksboro. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2-4 p.m., Jerusalem Schoolhouse, 782 Jerusalem Rd. Carols, cookies, beverages and Santa. Join in this afternoon of holiday cheer. Questions? Call 802-453-4573.

Brandon Festival Singers in Brandon. Sunday, Dec. 9, 3 p.m., Brandon Congregational Church, 1 Carver St. This annual tradition features wonderful holiday music directed by Gene Childers and featuring pianist Jean Childers. The season would not feel the same without this performance! Free will offering. Brandon

Pianist Paul Orgel in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 9, 3-4:40 p.m., Middlebury Community Music Center, 6 Main St. Join the MCMC when pianist Orgel plays works by Joseph Haydn in this benefit for the center. Suggested donation at the door: $10 general admission, $20 generous admission.

Lessons and Carols for Advent and Christmas in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 9, 4 and 7 p.m., Mead Memorial Chapel, Middlebury College. This annual traditional program combines choral music, congregational singing, and the Biblical texts of the season. The celebratory community service features the Middlebury College Choir, performing under the direction of Jeffrey Buettner, readings by students, faculty, and staff. George Matthew Jr. rings in the service with selections on the chapel carillon. Donations collected for local charities.

Free community dinner in Bristol. Sunday, Dec. 9, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Ambrose Parish Hall, 11 School St. Menu includes baked ziti, garlic bread, garden salad and desert. All are welcome.

 

Monday, Dec. 10

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Monday, Dec. 10, 11:15 a.m., KB Café, Kennedy Bros, Main St. Arrive after 11:15 a.m. Enjoy baked ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potato salad, roll, and ginger bread. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Glenn Miller Orchestra: “In The Christmas Mood” in Middlebury. Monday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. It’s a night of holiday favorites with the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. Hear classics like “Sleigh Ride,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “Jingle Bells,” alongside Miller staples including “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Moonlight Serenade,” “In the Mood.”

Amaryllis in Middlebury. Monday, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 3 Main St. In “There Is A Rose: A Capella Christmas Songs and Motets from the 15th & 16th Centuries,” Susanne Peck will lead Amaryllis, the 16-voice a capella ensemble in a performance of Magnificat by Franco-Flemish composer Pierre de la Rue (1460-1518), motets by Byrd, Guerrero and Palestrina, as well as carol favorites by Praetorius, Jacob Handl and others. Suggested donation $15 at the door. More info at amaryllisvt.org, [email protected] or 802-453-3513.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 11

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. VASA monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. Meal at noon of sweet-n-sour pork, vegetable rice pilaf, spinach, wheat dinner roll and pineapple tidbits. Bring your own place setting. 72 hours advanced notice required. $5 suggested donation. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

New Haven River Anglers Association meeting in Middlebury. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 7-8:30, Swift House Inn, 25 Stewart Ln. Local guide Andrew Masenas and former guide John Synnott will talk about winter fishing tactics and opportunities in Vermont and around Lake Champlain. They will be sharing and tying some fly patterns for the cold water and pointing out several locations winter fishing is legal. Bring a vice if you would like to spin up a few of these flies. Most supplies provided, 8/0 thread in black helpful. 6:30 p.m. cash bar and social time. More info contact Paul Scaramucci at 802-989-5748.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 12

“Gaugin: The Full Story” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The first full-length biography of one of the world’s most popular yet controversial artists. Part of THT’s Great Art Wednesdays series. Tickets $13 adults/$8 student (includes a $1 preservation fee), available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

Age Well senior luncheon in Shoreham. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 11 a.m., Halfway House, Route 22A. Doors open and meal served at 11 a.m. until all are served. Menu includes chicken and biscuits, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetable, and dessert. Bridport Senior Citizen’s Meeting at the Bridport Masonic Hall at 12:15 pm. 72 hours advanced notice required, call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

“The Hate U Give” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 4 and 7 p.m. Marquis Theater, 65 Main St. Based on the bestselling young adult novel by Angie Thomas, this film is the second in Middlebury Showing Up for Racial Justice’s Seeing Color/Seeking Justice film series.

Middlebury Community Music Center salon in Middlebury. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 6-7 p.m., Unity Hall, Congregational Church of Middlebury, 2 Main St. MCMC to perform pieces they have been studying in their lessons. It’s a supportive and casual way to share their music with family, friends and other studios. Light refreshments are provided and it’s free and open to the public. Join us. Salons happen every second Wednesday of the month.

Mount Abraham Music Concert in Bristol. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 7-9 p.m., Auditorium, Mt. Abraham Union High School, Airport Rd. Come out and join the Mount Abraham UHS Music Department for their winter concert. More info call 802-453-7082.

Middle school concert in Vergennes. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m., Auditorium, Vergennes Union High School, 50 Monkton Rd.Come hear instrumental and vocal music from local middle schoolers. The concert will feature the Middle School Chorus, Middle School Concert Band and the Jazz Jammers.

 

 

Thursday, Dec. 13

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, Dec. 13, Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal at noon of roast pork with warm applesauce, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, wheat dinner roll and chocolate pudding. Bring your own place setting. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

MiddNight at the Teen Center in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 13, 3-8 p.m., Addison Central Teens, 77 Mary Hogan Dr. Teen friendly holiday games and snacks. Free.

The Great Vermont Flood of 1927 presentation in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 13, 3-4 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Join Middlebury College Professor Emeritus Nick Clifford when he delivers this talk on one of Vermont’s most trying natural disasters. Free and open to the public.

Artists reception in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 13, 4-6 p.m., Middlebury Studio School, 2377 Route 7 South. A closing reception for Marcia Parker and Marshall Eddy, whose pottery is now on display. Refreshments served.

Midd Night Stroll in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 13, 5-8 p.m., downtown and the Marble Works. Middlebury businesses will be open late with sales, specials, pop-ups and lots more. Free gift-wrapping at Community Barn Ventures and the Hot Cocoa hut serving up cocoa and fixings for 25 cents a cup. A Very Merry Middlebury event.

Festival of St. Lucia in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 13, 7:30-8:30 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 3 Main St. Help celebrate the arrival of light in this traditional celebration of St. Lucia, who brought food to the Christians in the catacombs of ancient Rome by freeing up both of her hands by wearing a crown of candles. Her story is told through song by participating members of St. Stephen’s youth, members of the Nordic Chorus of Londonderry and George Matthew Jr., St. Stephen’s organist. Free. All are welcome.

“Almost, Maine” on stage in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m., A.R.T. Black Box Theater, Hannaford Career Center, 51 Charles Ave. Come see the latest offering by Addison Repertory Theater, which the New York Times calls “a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love, with a touch of good-natured magic realism … witty, romantic, unsentimental. A beautifully structured play, with nifty surprise endings (most but not all of them happy).” Call the box office now to reserve tickets at 802-382-1036.

 

Friday, Dec. 14

Eat, Drink and Be Merry in Bristol. Friday, Dec. 14, 5-9 p.m., downtown. Bristol’s newest event encourages you to visit multiple unique locations on Main Street for a terrific selection of local well-known musical acts, with accompanying wines, ciders, and delicious eats. Part of Bristol’s Cool Yule.

“Three Identical Strangers” on screen in Middlebury. *CHANGED FROM JAN. 13* Friday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they’re triplets who were separated at birth. Then they discover why. Don’t miss this startling and riveting documentary feature, winner of the Special Jury Prize at Sundance 2018, from director Tim Wardle. Part of the MNFF Winter Screening Series. Tickets $13.

Addison County Gospel Choir in Bristol. Friday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church of Bristol, Park St. After hearing delightful harmonies of the season, a live nativity will join the concert and be followed by Christmas cookies in the festive hall. Admission is free, but food for the Have a Heart Food Shelf is welcome.

Barn Opera: “La Boheme” in Brandon. Friday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Marcello the painter, and Rodolfo the poet, explore the varying degrees of love and infatuation; Marcello with the temptress, Musetta, and Rodolfo with their neighbor, the lovely and modest Mimi. All go through the extremes of the human existence with experiences of both love and loss. More details and tickets at barnopera.com.

“Almost, Maine” on stage in Middlebury. Friday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m., A.R.T. Black Box Theater, Hannaford Career Center, 51 Charles Ave. Come see the latest offering by Addison Repertory Theater, which the New York Times calls “a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love, with a touch of good-natured magic realism … witty, romantic, unsentimental. A beautifully structured play, with nifty surprise endings (most but not all of them happy).” Call the box office now to reserve tickets at 802-382-1036.

 

Saturday, Dec. 15

Green Mountain Club hike or snowshoe in Hancock. Saturday, Dec. 15, Texas Falls. Hike or snowshoe on the Texas Falls Nature Trail through forest & along Texas Brook. Loop is 1.2 miles; 70 foot elevation change. Average hike time is 1 hour. Moderate. Contact Beth Eliason at [email protected] for meeting time and place. Possible carpooling. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Holiday breakfast in Shoreham. Saturday, Dec. 15, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Shoreham Congregational Church, 28 School Rd. Fuel up for holiday shopping with Blueberry pancakes, French toast, sausages, home fries, egg dishes, and beverages. A great start for the day. $8 for adults/$4 for children under 12/$20 for families.

Hot Cocoa Hut in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Hot cocoa and fixings for 25 cents a cup. A Very Merry Middlebury event.

Old-fashioned visits with Santa in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Danforth Pewter Workshop, 52 Seymour St. Enjoy hot cocoa while visiting with Santa.

Toys for Tots triple feature in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m., Marquis Theater, 65 Main St. A showing of three classic holiday specials: “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” and “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.” Admission an unwrapped toy or $5 donation for Toys for Tots. One toy donated per family of four/five. Seating is first come, first serve. Doors open at 9:20 a.m. Concessions, coffee, tea and mimosa will be available for purchase. No outside food or beverages.

“La Traviata” live in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 15, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new Metropolitan Opera production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Tickets $24 adults (+$2 preservation fee)/$10 students (+1 preservation fee), available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

Take your picture with Santa Claus in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 15, 1:30-3 p.m., Marquis Theater, 65 Main St.

Winterfest celebration in New Haven. Saturday, Dec. 15, 5 p.m., New Haven Congregational Church and town green, Town Hill Rd. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with tasty treats and hot refreshments at the church. The Memorial Tree Lighting at 5:30 p.m. on the town green, with decorating, wagon rides, fire barrels, s’mores, carols and Santa. Sing-along and caroling with a special guest in the church begins at 6:30 p.m. Free and open to all. ADA Accessible. More info contact Suzy Roorda at 802-453-5978.

Barn Opera: “La Boheme” in Brandon. Saturday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Marcello the painter, and Rodolfo the poet, explore the varying degrees of love and infatuation; Marcello with the temptress, Musetta, and Rodolfo with their neighbor, the lovely and modest Mimi. All go through the extremes of the human existence with experiences of both love and loss. More details and tickets at barnopera.com.

“Almost, Maine” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m., A.R.T. Black Box Theater, Hannaford Career Center, 51 Charles Ave. Come see the latest offering by Addison Repertory Theater, which the New York Times calls “a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love, with a touch of good-natured magic realism … witty, romantic, unsentimental. A beautifully structured play, with nifty surprise endings (most but not all of them happy).” Call the box office now to reserve tickets at 802-382-1036.

 

Sunday, Dec. 16

Sadie Brightman performs in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 16, 3-4 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Sadie Brightman, founder and director of the Middlebury Community Music Center, brings her exquisite talent to EastView for a piano recital. She’ll play works by Handel, Beethoven, Kapralova, and Chopin. Free and open to the public.

350Vermont Mother Up! In Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Middlebury Rec Center, 154 Creek Rd. This meet up brings together families to talk about the tough realities of climate change and to participate in the transition to healthier and safer world. A vegetarian meal and childcare for ages 8 and under will be provided.

“Raise the Roof” buffet supper and variety show in Bristol. Sunday, Dec. 16, 6 p.m., Bristol Federated Church, 37 North St. The variety show will include music, stories and songs for the holiday season, both sacred and secular. Donations of $10 for the supper and $10 for the show will be used to repair the church roof. Cash, check, and major credit cards accepted.

Nativity and carol sing in Brandon. Sunday, Dec. 16, 6-7 p.m., front steps, Brandon Baptist Church, 13 Champlain St. A live Nativity with carol sing, followed by refreshments inside the church.  Questions?  Call the church at 802-247-3339.

 

Monday, Dec. 17

Age Well senior luncheon in Bristol. Monday, Dec. 17, 10:45 a.m., Cubbers, Main St. Doors open at 10:45 a.m., meal served at 11 a.m. Chef’s Choice — always delicious — includes beverage and dessert. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Storymatters in Middlebury. Monday, Dec. 17, 4 p.m., Vermont Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. A prompt: “And Then There is December - tales of excitement or let down or any place in between.” Come listen and tell.

Grieving and the Holidays in Middlebury. Monday, Dec. 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Hospice Volunteer Services, Marble Works, 63 Maple St., 8A. Holidays magnify the loss of loved ones. The need for support may be greater. Gather with others to share and prepare for this challenging time. Confidential, compassionate support. More info call 802-388-9857.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 18

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Christmas isn’t just for kids — Holiday gift swap game 10 a.m. Gifts provided. Meal of beef stew, biscuit, winter mixed vegetables, and tapioca pudding with peaches and cream served at noon. Bring a holiday goodie to share. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Lights of Love tree lighting ceremony and open house in Middlebury. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 6-7 p.m., Homeward Bound, 236 Boardman St. Friends of Homeward Bound are invited to share their holiday cheer with shelter animals, enjoy seasonal delights, and participate in a tree lighting ceremony that celebrates pets, past and present.

Book talk in Brandon. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m., Brandon Public Library, 4 Franklin St. Meet and discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.

Christmas benefit concert and sing-a-long in Middlebury. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, N. Pleasant St. Join singers from local churches. Open to all, to support the housing and feeding program at Charter House. Offering will be taken. Refreshments to follow.

High school concert in Vergennes. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m., Auditorium, Vergennes Union High School, 50 Monkton Rd. Come hear what music students at VUHS have been working on this year at an instrumental and vocal concert. The concert will feature the High School Concert Choir, High School Symphonic Band, Commodore Singers, and the Commodore Jazz Ensemble.

 

 

Wednesday, Dec. 19

Age Well senior luncheon in Middlebury. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 11:15 a.m., Middlebury Rec. Center, 154 Creek Rd. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. Meal at noon of broccoli quiche, yellow squash, Brussels sprouts, wheat dinner roll and pears. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

 

Thursday, Dec. 20

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, Dec. 20, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal served at noon of stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, whole baby carrots, cranberry sauce, wheat roll and pumpkin cake. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to 802- 388-2287 to inquire.

Midday concert in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 20, 12:15-12:45 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 3 Main St. Take a midday break and come hear Emily Sunderman, violinist; Catherine Nichols, flutist, and George Matthew, Jr. accompanist, play a free concert.

Moonlight Madness in Brandon. Thursday, Dec. 20, 4-9 p.m., downtown. A time for shopping local with sales, discounts and specials. Stroll through downtown and drive to the outskirts. Enjoy the sights and sounds and visit with friends and neighbors. It is a time to catch a scrumptious bite to eat or warm up with something warm to drink. And last but not least, it is a time to support your neighbors and keep it local.

“West Side Story” on screen in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 20, 6 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Middlebury Community Classic Film Club turns to a great musical classic. On the 100th anniversary of the birth of its composer Leonard Bernstein, this story raises the question of who is truly an American and how can we learn to live together. It’s also a wonderful tale of love, turbulence, and tragedy. Free. Discussion to follow. Cookies, popcorn and good coffee. See great films with friends old and new.

 

Friday, Dec. 21

Green Mountain Club hike or snowshoe in Weybridge. Friday, Dec. 21, Snake Mountain. Hike to summit from the east side. Begin at trailhead parking on Snake Mountain Road in Weybridge. Moderate 4.6 miles, 1087’ elevation gain. Contact leader David Andrews for meeting time at 802-388-4894 or [email protected]. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Age Well senior luncheon in Middlebury. Friday, Dec. 21, 11:30 a.m., Rosie’s, Route 7 South. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., meal served at noon of for apricot glazed ham, dinner roll, sweet potatoes, peas and cheesecake with fruit. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Decorate a solstice lantern in Middlebury. Friday, Dec. 21, 3:30-4:40 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Free. All materials provided.

Watershed Center Winter Solstice celebration in Bristol. Friday, Dec. 21, 4-6 p.m., The Watershed Center, Plank Rd. Come celebrate the year’s longest night and the return of the sun to the northern sky with song, poetry, and a little pageantry, too. This year, we’ll also honor the memory of our friend Jason Bacon and the sacred Ash tree. Readings welcome. Bring a dish to share and dress warmly. Leave dogs at home for this one. For details visit thewatershedcenter.org.

Holiday Shopper’s Evening with Wine Tasting in Vergennes. Friday, Dec. 21, 5-8 p.m., Creative Space Gallery, 214 Main St. Enjoy seasonal food favorites paired with selected wines, courtesy of Vergennes Wine.

Night Fires in Middlebury. Friday, Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. A mystery play, a winter solstice pageant for our own times — rife with magic, beauty, humor and even tears. An intricate web of music, song, dance and story. Pre-show singing begins 20 minutes prior to the show. Tickets $25 general admission/ $21 seniors/ $20 students available at townhalltheater.org and in person at Town Hall Theater (box office open Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.)

 

Saturday, Dec. 22

Green Mountain Club hike or snowshoe in Ripton. Saturday, Dec. 22, Spirit in Nature Trail, Goshen Rd. Easy 2-3 miles depending on the number of paths we choose to explore. Gently rolling terrain at a moderate pace. Contact Ruth Penfield at [email protected] or at 802-388-5407 for more information. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Free hot cocoa in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 22, Marquis Theater, 64 Main St. Stroll into the Marquis for a hot cocoa to get you through those last frantic days of holiday shopping. A Very Merry Middlebury event.

Santa Claus visits farmers’ market in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 22, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., VFW, 530 Exchange St. Santa arrives at 9:30 a.m. and leaves for the North Pole at 12:30 p.m. Free coffee, tea, and seasonal music.

“Elf” on screen in Middlebury. Saturday Dec 22, 12:30 p.m., Marquis Theater, 65 Main St. The Marquis continues its holiday celebrations with this free café screening of this 2003 film starring Will Ferrell.

“Home Alone 2: Lost in NY” on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec 22, 3 p.m., Marquis Theater, 65 Main St. Hilarity ensues with this free café screening of the first “Home Alone” sequel.

Lumen Celebration of Fire and Light in Bristol. Saturday, Dec. 22, 4-9 p.m., downtown. Come to Bristol for the annual Lumen Celebration of Fire and Light and experience lantern making at Holley Hall, fire performers on the town green, a lighted walk down Main Street, and fire pits at Tandem and Vermont Tree Goods with hot drinks and tasty eats. Part of Bristol’s Cool Yule.

Holiday shopper’s evening with wine tasting in Vergennes. Friday, Dec. 21, 5-8 p.m., Creative Space Gallery, 214 Main St. Find stocking stuffers, holiday candles, soap rocks, and unique gifts. Enjoy seasonal food favorites paired with selected wines, courtesy of Vergennes Wine.

King Pede card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Dec. 22, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Town Hall and Community Center, Route 7. The evening begins with a sandwich supper and then on to the games. King Pede is a unique game that involves “trick-taking” techniques such as in Hearts and Spades or Pitch. A game of fun and skill. Come prepared to use your strategic thinking.

Night Fires in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 22, 3 and 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. A mystery play, a winter solstice pageant for our own times — rife with magic, beauty, humor and even tears. An intricate web of music, song, dance and story. Pre-show singing begins 20 minutes prior to the show. Tickets $25 general admission/ $21 seniors/ $20 students available at townhalltheater.org and in person at Town Hall Theater (box office open Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.)

 

Sunday, Dec. 23

Annual Messiah sing in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 23, 2 p.m., Congregational Church of Middlebury, corner of Route 7 and Main St. Music scores provided. Orchestra parts available for those who play a stringed instrument, oboe, flute, bassoon or baroque trumpet. Donation request at door $5-10 adult/$10-20 family. More info contact Jeff Rehbach at [email protected] or 802-989-7355.

Night Fires in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 23, 3 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. A mystery play, a winter solstice pageant for our own times — rife with magic, beauty, humor and even tears. An intricate web of music, song, dance and story. Pre-show singing begins 20 minutes prior to the show. Tickets $25 general admission/ $21 seniors/ $20 students available at townhalltheater.org and in person at Town Hall Theater (box office open Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.).

 

Thursday, Dec. 27

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, Dec. 27, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal at noon includes panko pork cutlet with white sauce, sweet potatoes, spinach, wheat bread and pear crisp with cream. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Video story hour in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 27, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Free. Eat popcorn while watching classic children’s books.

 

Saturday, Dec. 29

“Ice Age” on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 29, 12:30 p.m., Marquis Theater, 65 Main St. Go back in time at this free café screening of the 2002 film.

“Monty Python: in search for the Holy Grail” on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec 29, 3 p.m., Marquis Theater, 65 Main St. The Marquis wraps up its free holiday film screenings with Monty Python’s irreverent take on the legend of King Arthur.

 

Monday, Dec. 31

Countdown to Noon-Year in Middlebury. Monday, Dec. 31, 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Crafts, stories, face painting, photo ops and fun. Free.

Best Night in Bristol. Monday, Dec. 31, locations across town. Join this Community-wide celebration of the coming New Year, with three music venues, food, activities, and holiday spirit.

Michele Fay and Tim Price in Bristol. Monday, Dec. 31, 5-5:40 p.m., Bristol Baptist Church, Park St. Part of Bristol’s Best Night.

New Years Eve dinner dance in Middlebury. Monday, Dec. 31 5 p.m.-midnight, VFW Post 7823, 530 Exchange St. Cocktails 5-6 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. of Prime Rib from Pratt’s Store, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, tossed salad, rolls and dessert. Music by Triple B DJ. Tickets $20/person. RSVP 802-388-9468. Advanced sales preferred. Any remaining tickets at the door $25.

New Years Eve fireworks in Middlebury. Monday, Dec. 31, 7:30-8 p.m., Middlebury Recreation Park, Mary Hogan Dr. Bundle up for and enjoy the show. Brought to you by the Middlebury American Legion. Free.

New Year’s Eve with The Horse Traders in Middlebury. Monday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Ring in the New Year with The Horse Traders. Doors open at 8 p.m., the band kicks off at 9 p.m.

New Years Eve ice-skating in Middlebury. Monday, Dec. 31, 8-9:30 p.m., Memorial Sports Center, 296 Buttolph Dr. Middlebury Parks and Recreation invites you to on the skates and take some turns around the rink. Free, including skate rentals.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 1

First Day bird hike in Ferrisburgh. Tuesday, Jan 1, 9 a.m., Button Bay State Park, 5 Button Bay. New Year’s Day birding trips are a tradition held by many in the bird watching world as they begin to fill their annual bird lists. Join Otter Creek Audubon when they combine that tradition with the fairly new tradition of First Day Hikes held at State Parks across the country.

 

Saturday, Jan. 5

Green Mountain Club hike/snowshoe in Weybridge/Middlebury. Saturday, Jan. 5, Hamilton Rd. TAM (Trail Around Middlebury) lot. After arranging a “car spot” in Middlebury, we will meet at Hamilton Rd TAM trailhead in Weybridge and hike to South Main St, Middlebury. 4.4 miles. Moderate difficulty. TAM map is available at maltvt.org. More info contact Kathy Duclos, at [email protected] or 802-453-2149. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 9

Conversations with Frank Bruni in Middlebury. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 7 p.m., Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center, Middlebury College. Join New York Times columnist Frank Bruni for a wide-ranging conversation on topics including identity politics and its effect on campuses and communities, and the importance of free speech. Part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series.

 

Saturday, Jan. 12

Green Mountain Club hike/snowshoe in Ripton. Saturday, Jan. 12. Hike or snowshoe three miles on trails from Widow’s Clearing on Goshen Rd. in Ripton to Chatfield Hollow (hiking west to east). Requires car spot. Contact Ruth Penfield at 802-388-5407 or [email protected] for start time and more information. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

“Adriana Lecouvreur” live in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, Jan. 12, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on — for the first time at the Met — the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on-and offstage passion. Tickets $24 adults (+$2 preservation fee)/$10 students (+1 preservation fee), available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

Contra dance in Cornwall. Saturday, Jan. 12, 7-9:30 p.m., Cornwall Town Hall, Route 30. Lausanne Allen will call to live banjo and fiddle music by Red Dog Riley. $5-10/person (sliding scale). All are welcome. No experience or partner necessary. Questions? 802-462-3722.

 

Sunday, Jan. 13

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” on screen in Middlebury. *CHANGED FROM DEC. 14* Sunday, Jan. 13, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. In the latest installment of the MNFF Winter Screening Series Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel in this true story of the best-selling celebrity biographer who made her living in the 1970s and 80s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Israel is no longer able to get published she turns her art form to deception. Tickets $13.

 

 

Tuesday, Jan. 15

Book talk in Brandon. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m., Brandon Public Library, 4 Franklin St. Meet and discuss “A Separate Peace” by John Knowles.

 

Saturday, Jan. 19

Green Mountain Club hike or snowshoe in Ripton. Saturday, Jan. 19. A moderate 5.2 mile hike or snowshoe up to the ridge on switchbacks for a gradual ascent to Skylight Pond and Skyline Lodge. Lunch at the Lodge. Optional short spur trail for a great western overlook. This is a dog friendly hike. More info contact Wendy Warren at [email protected] or 802-382-7112. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

 

Thursday, Jan. 24

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section annual meeting in Middlebury. Thursday, Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. A brief social time with hearty refreshments will be followed by the Annual Meeting and speakers/presentation: “Short Legs, Long Trail: Four Summers of Adventure.” More info contact Ruth Penfield at 802-388-5407 or [email protected]. Accessible parking at Middlebury Union High School. The public is welcome. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

 

Saturday, Jan. 26

Green Mountain Club hike or snowshoe in Middlebury. Saturday, Jan. 26. A moderately difficult hike to Abbey Pond — about 4.5 miles round trip with an elevation gain of 1160 feet (1000 feet in the first mile). Trail ends at Abbey Pond, a quiet wilderness pond with an unobstructed view across the pond of Robert Frost Mt. More info contact Ivor Hughes at [email protected] or 802-453-4412. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

 

Sunday, Jan. 27

“Leveling the Playing Field: Interrupting Patterns of Privilege,” in Middlebury. Sunday, Jan 27, 3-5 p.m., Congregational Church of Middlebury, 2 Main St. Join Debby Irving, racial justice educator and author of “Waking Up White,” when she presents the first of two community workshops on the challenging, but all-too-essential, topic of white privilege.

 

Saturday, Feb. 2

Green Mountain Club hike or snowshoe in Shelburne. Saturday, Feb. 2, Shelburne Farms. Walk or snowshoe the Farm Trail from the Welcome Center. About 4.5 miles. More info, including meeting time, contact leader Ruth Penfield at 802-388-5407 or [email protected]. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

“Carmen” live in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 2, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José in the MET production. Tickets $24 (+$2 preservation fee)/$10 students (+1 preservation fee), available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 6

“What You Didn’t Know about Evangelicalism” in Middlebury. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Most Americans associate evangelicals with the hard-right precincts of the Republican Party. But as Dartmouth religion professor Randall Balmer explains, evangelicalism in America has a much longer and more complex history, including a distinguished pedigree of working for progressive reforms. What happened? Part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series.

 

Saturday, Feb. 9

Green Mountain Club hike or snowshoe in Weybridge. Saturday, Feb. 9, Otter Creek Gorge. Walk or snowshoe the TAM Otter Creek Gorge loop. 2.4 miles through varied terrain, both marshy and wood. More info at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Contra dance in Cornwall. Saturday, Feb. 9, 7-9:30 p.m., Cornwall Town Hall, Route 30. Featuring David Kaynor calling to live banjo and fiddle music by Red Dog Riley. $5-10/person (sliding scale). All are welcome. No experience or partner necessary. Questions? 802-462-3722.

LC Jazz Winter Thaw concert in Vergennes. Saturday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 2120 Main St. Free community concert with this group of more than 20 musicians who have been playing together for more than 26 years, raising and donating thousands of dollars to area students to pursue their musical education. Taking donations at the door. Doors and cash bar provided by Bar Antidote open at 6:30pm.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 13

“Young Picasso” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. What made Picasso in the first place? The film takes a look at Picasso’s early years — the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements. Tickets $13 adults/$8 student (includes $1 preservation fee) available at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Saturday, Feb. 16

Green Mountain Club hike or snowshoe in Essex County, N.Y. Saturday, Feb. 16, Treadway Mountain, Pharoah Lake Wilderness. A moderate hike, 3.3 miles one way (6.6 miles round trip). Elevation gain 1,100 ft., crosses the frozen pond to Treadway trail and goes up from Putnam Pond State Campsite to great views at the open rocky summit, elevation 2240 ft. Begins with an easy walk that then climbs to summit. Views of Pharoah Lake. Carpooling from the Crown Point Bridge arranged. Call or email leader Barry Francis at 802-349-9206 or [email protected] for start time and carpooling. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

 

Sunday, Feb. 17

“What They Had” on screen in Middlebury. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. In this potent and touching drama, Bridget returns home at her brother Nick’s urging to deal with her ailing mother and her father’s stubborn reluctance to let go of their life together. Featuring exceptional performances from Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Blythe Danner and Robert Forster, director Elizabeth Chomko’s debut feature is very sure handed. The latest installment of the MNFF Winter Screening Series. Tickets $13.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 19

Book talk in Brandon. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m., Brandon Public Library, 4 Franklin St. Meet and discuss “Midwives” by Chris Bohjalian.

 

Thursday, Feb. 21

Green Mountain Club Taylor Outdoor Adventure Series in Middelbury. Thursday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. Come hear speakers Jeff and Diane Munroe of Middlebury when they present “From Gletscher to Gipfelkreuze: Exploring the natural and cultural landscapes of the Alps.” More info contact Ruth Penfield at 802-388-5407 or [email protected]. Light refreshments. Accessible parking at Middlebury Union High School. Free admission. Voluntary donations will benefit the GMC’s Education Fund. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

 

Saturday, Feb. 23

Green Mountain Club hike or snowshoe in Weybridge. Saturday, Feb. 23, Bittersweet Falls, Hamilton Rd. Walk or snowshoe the TAM Blue Trail to Bittersweet Falls from the parking lot on Hamilton Road. 5.2 miles out and back, 2.5 hours. Mostly gentle slopes, good views of Snake Mountain and the countryside. More info contact leader David Andrews at 802-388-4894 or [email protected]. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

 

Saturday, March 2

Met Live in HD: “La Fille Du Régiment” in Middlebury. Saturday, March 2, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks — including the show-stopping tenor aria “Ah! Mes amis,” with its nine high Cs. Pre-performance talk at 12:15 p.m. by Richard Marshak in the Studio downstairs. Tickets $24 adults (+$2 preservation fee)/ $10 students (+1 preservation fee).

Carnevale Vergennes in Vergennes. Saturday, March 2, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. The sixth year of this evening of outrageous fun featuring costumed guests (based on a theme), games of chance and skill, lite bites, and dancing, dancing, dancing. Proceeds go toward the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes, Vergennes Partnership and the Vergennes Opera House. Doors and cash bar provided by Bar Antidote open at 7:30pm.

 

Wednesday, March 6

Sickert vs. Sargent in Middlebury. Wednesday, March 6, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. This film brings to life two of the biggest characters in modern British art: Walter Sickert — the gruff, aggressive man-of-the-people — and John Singer Sargent — the urbane and charming dandy. Part of Town Hall Theater’s Great Art Wednesdays film series. Tickets $13 adults/$8 students (includes a $1 preservation fee).

“Where’s Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales?” in Middlebury. Wednesday, March 6, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Dartmouth professor Peter Travis discusses the subtle irony with which Chaucer depicts his pilgrims, leaving us to judge them for ourselves. Part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series.

 

Saturday, March 9

Contra dance in Cornwall. Saturday, March 9, 7-9:30 p.m., Cornwall Town Hall, Route 30. Featuring Fern Bradley calling to live banjo and fiddle music by Red Dog Riley. $5-10/person (sliding scale). All are welcome. No experience or partner necessary. Questions? 802-462-3722.

 

Sunday, March 17

“Chef Flynn” on screen in Middlebury. Sunday, March 17, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. In the latest installment of the MNFF Winter Screening Series Ten-year-old Flynn McGarry, child cooking prodigy, transforms his family’s living room into a supper club using his classmates as line cooks. Experiencing rather sudden fame, Flynn outgrows his bedroom kitchen, and sets out to challenge the hierarchy of the culinary world. An fascinating and entertaining documentary from director Cameron Yates. Tickets $13.

 

Saturday, March 30

Met Live in HD: “Die Walküre” in Middlebury. Saturday, March 30, 12 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s willful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Pre-performance talk at 11:15 a.m. by Greg Vitercik in the Studio downstairs. Tickets $24 adults (+$2 preservation fee)/$10 students (+1 preservation fee).

 

Wednesday, April 3

“Slow Democracy and the Power of Neighborliness” in Middlebury. Wednesday, April 3, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Author and advocate Susan Clark explains the Slow Democracy movement in which ordinary people mobilize to find local solutions to local problems. In the process some find they can bridge the “us-them” divide so prevalent in our national politics. Part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series.

 

Saturday, April 13

Contra dance in Cornwall. Saturday, April 13, 7-9:30 p.m., Cornwall Town Hall, Route 30. Featuring Dana Dwinell-Yardley calling to live banjo and fiddle music by Red Dog Riley. $5-10/person (sliding scale). All are welcome. No experience or partner necessary. Questions? 802-462-3722.

 

Wednesday, April 17

“The Michelangelo Code: Lost Secrets of the Sistine Chapel” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, April 17, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The definitive film about the Sistine Ceiling, full of exclusive new footage of the worlds greatest artwork, shot specially for this project. Tickets $13 adult/$8 student (includes a $1 preservation fee).

 

Thursday, April 18

“Museo” on screen in Middlebury. Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. On a fateful Christmas Eve in Mexico City, two unremarkable men decide it’s finally time to distinguish themselves by executing the most infamous cultural artifacts heist in all of Mexican history. The magnitude of the theft exceeds the amateur thieves’ expectations, and by the very next morning they realize, too late, the full scope and implications of their actions. Inspired by true events. Winner of the Best Screenplay award at the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival. The latest installment of the MNFF Winter Screening Series. Tickets $13.

 

Wednesday, May 1

“Natural Icons and National Identity: Frederic Church’s Landscapes” in Middlebury. Wednesday, May 1, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Frederic Church painted landscapes of distinctive American features, including Natural Bridge in Virginia and Niagara Falls in New York. Eleanor Jones Harvey, senior curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, explores how and why we used these American landscapes to distinguish the scale and scope of our cultural ambitions. Part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series.

 

Sunday, May 5

Maple Run in Middlebury. Sunday,May 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., MREMS, 55 Collins Dr. test your endurance at this USATF-certified half marathon and two-person relay, and a 3-mile fun run. Scenic routes with views of the Green Mountains and Adirondacks. 50/50 mix of paved and dirt roads for the half marathon, all paved for 3-mile fun run. Well-organized, great t-shirts, live music on course, post-race pancake breakfast. New for 2019 prize money and age group awards for the fun run.

 

Wednesday, May 8

“Eames: The Architect and the Painter” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, May 8, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America’s most important designers. Their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life has been less widely understood. Part of THT’s Great Art Wednesdays film series. Tickets $13 adults/$8 students (includes a $1 preservation fee).

 

 

Friday, May 10

“Wildlife” on screen in Middlebury. Friday, May 10, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. In the final film of the 2018-2019 MNFF Winter Screening Series. Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal star in a film set in 1960s small town Montana, where a 14-year-old boy witnesses his parents’ marriage falling apart after his golf pro father loses his job and leaves to fight fires in the Canadian wilderness. Tickets $13.

 

Sunday, May 12

Met Live in HD: “Dialogue Des Carmélites” in Middlebury. Sunday, May 12, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress. Pre-performance talk at 12:15 p.m. by Scott Morrison in the Studio downstairs. Tickets $24 adults (+$2 preservation fee)/$10 students (+1 preservation fee).

 

Wednesday, June 12

“Van Gogh & Japan” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, June 12, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. In this little-known story of Van Gogh’s art, see just how important Van Gogh’s study of Japan was. The film travels not only to France and the Netherlands, but also to Japan to further explore the remarkable heritage that so affected Van Gogh and made him the artist we know of today. Part of THT’s Great Art Wednesdays series. Tickets $13 adult/$8 student (includes $1 preservation fee).

 

LIVE MUSIC

Blues Jam in Brandon. Thursday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m., Sister Wicked.

Piano recital in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 6, 7:15-8:15 p.m., EastView at Middlebury.

Jazz Showcase in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Broadway Direct in Vergennes. Friday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House.

Rupert Wates in Brandon. *CANCELLED* Saturday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Hot Box Honey in Lincoln. Saturday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., Burnham Hall.

Amaryllis in Lincoln. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2 p.m., United Church of Lincoln.

Mission concert in Vergennes. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2-4 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church.

Pianist Paul Orgel in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 9, 3-4:40 p.m., Middlebury Community Music Center.

Amaryllis in Middlebury. Monday, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., Stephen’s Episcopal Church.

Mt. Abraham Music Concert in Bristol. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 7-9 p.m., Mt. Abraham Union High School.

Addison County Gospel Choir in Bristol. Friday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church of Bristol.

Sadie Brightman in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 16, 3-4 p.m., EastView at Middlebury.

Blues Jam in Bristol. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 8 p.m., Hatch 31.

Midday concert in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 20, 12:15-12:45 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.

Michele Fay and Tim Price in Bristol. Monday, Dec. 31, 5-5:40 p.m., First Baptist Church of Bristol.

Blues Jam in Bristol. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 8 p.m., Hatch 31.

LC Jazz in Vergennes. Saturday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House.

 

 

ONGOING EVENTS

By category: Farmers’ Markets, Sports, Clubs & Organizations, Government & Politics, Bingo, Fundraising Sales, Dance, Music, Arts & Education, Health & Parenting, Meals, Art Exhibits & Museums, Library Programs.

 

FARMERS’ MARKETS

Brandon Farmers’ Market. Fridays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., May 25-July 20, Estabrook Park, July 28-through Oct. 20, Crescent Park. Vegetables, flowers, plants, Vermont maple syrup, honey, baked goods, organic beef, goat cheese, hand-crafted and tie-dyed items, jewelry, paintings and more.

Middlebury Farmers’ Market. Wednesdays and Saturdays at the VFW parking lot, Exchange St. Baked goods, organic products, cheese and dairy products, crafts, cut flowers, fresh fruit and vegetables, honey, jam, jellies, preserves, maple syrup, meat and poultry products, wine, bread, plants, pickles, prepared foods, soap and body-care products, eggs, yarn, and cider.

Vergennes Farmers’ Market. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, beginning Nov. 18, Kennedy Brothers, 11 Main St. Up to 20 vendors, live music, free parking, rain or shine. Local food, produce, eggs, cheese, baked goods. Jewelry, crafts and gifts.

Whiting Farmers’ Market. Thursdays, 3-6 p.m., Whiting four corners. Maple syrup, honey, baked goods, eggs, pork, bacon, lamb, and many other seasonal offerings.

 

SPORTS

Chess Club of Addison County in Middlebury. Wednesdays, 3:30-4:45 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m., Middlebury Recreation Center.

Co-ed volleyball in Middlebury. Pick-up games Monday, 7-9 p.m., Middlebury Municipal Gym. Jack Brown, 388-2502; Bruce at Middlebury Recreation Department, 388-8103.

Community Rowing Club in Vergennes. Thursdays, 5:15 – 7:30 p.m. June-Aug., Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. Info lcmm.org or 802-475-2022.

Family tennis court time in Middlebury. Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Middlebury Indoor Tennis. Family play drop-in offers families a chance to play together. Equipment is provided. Open to all levels of play. Info: Erin Morrison, [email protected].

Mountain Bike Group Rides. Saturdays 8:30 a.m. and Tuesdays 5:30 p.m., departs Frog Hollow Bikes. More info at addisoncountybikeclub.org.

“Walk and Roll to School Day” first Wednesdays more info at sites.google.com/site/middbikeped.

 

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

ACT (Addison Central Teens) Drop-in hours during the school years: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 3-6 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 3-7 p.m. Warming Hut, 77 Mary Hogan Drive. Teen drop-in space for kids. Hang out with friends, play pool, watch movies, and eat great food. Info: 388-3910 or addisonteens.com.

Addison County Amateur Radio Association. Sunday, 8 p.m. On the air on club repeater 147.36/147.96 MHz, 100 Hz access tone. Non-members and visitors welcome.

Addison County Emergency Planning Committee. Last Wednesday, 5 p.m. State Police Barracks. Public invited.

Addison County Republican Party. Third Friday, 7 p.m., Ilsley Library, Middlebury. 897-2744.

American Legion Auxiliary Post 27. Fourth Monday, 7 p.m. American Legion, Wilson Road, Middlebury.

Addison County Council Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. Fourth Tuesday, noon-1:30 p.m. Addison County Courthouse in Middlebury. 388-9180.

Brandon Lions Club. First and third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Brandon Senior Citizen Center, 1591 Forest Dale Road. 247-3121.

Bristol Historical Society. Third Thursday, 7 p.m., Howden Hall, 19 West St., Bristol.

Champlain Valley Fiddlers’ Club. Middlebury VFW, 530 Exchange St. Third Sunday (except Easter), noon to 5 p.m. Donation $3. Refreshments available. Looking for fiddlers young and old. Open to public. Info: 342-0079.

The Hub Teen Center and Skate Park. 110 Airport Drive, Bristol. School year hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Summer hours 10 a.m. ‘til dark as staff is available. [email protected]. Info: 453-3678 or bristolskatepark.com.

LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer). Youth support group meets Monday nights, 4-6 p.m., Turning Point Center, Creek Road, Middlebury. Info: 388-4249.

Middlebury Garden Club. Second Tuesday. Location varies. Pat Morrow, 462-3741.

Middlebury Lions Club. First and third Monday, 5:30 p.m., Rosie’s Restaurant. Meetings held October through June.

NEAT (Northeast Addison Television) Channel 16. Fourth Monday, 5-7 p.m. NEAT studio in Bristol. Bruce Duncan, [email protected].

Neshobe Sportsman Club. Second Monday, 6 p.m. potluck; 7 p.m. meeting. 97 Frog Hollow Road in Brandon.

Otter Creek Poets. Open poetry workshop held Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. Ilsley Library in Middlebury. Poets of all ages are invited to share their poetry for feedback, encouragement and optional weekly assignments. Bring a poem or two to share (plus 20 copies). Led by David Weinstock. Free.

Orwell Historical Society. Fourth Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Orwell Free Library.

Samaritan’s Cupboard. Assembly of God Christian Center, 1759 Route 7, Vergennes. Third Thursday through October.

Vergennes Lions Club. First and third Wednesday, 6:45 p.m., American Legion. Club address: PO Box 94, Vergennes, VT 05491. Info: President Tim Cowan, 877-2382.

Vergennes Rotary Club. Tuesday mornings, 7:15-8:30 a.m., Champlain Valley Christian School, 2 Church St. Breakfast served at 7:15 a.m.

 

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

Addison Peace Coalition. Saturday, 10:30-11 a.m. Triangle Park in Middlebury.

Citizens for Constitutional Government in Bridport. Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Bridport Community School. Learn about the U.S. and Vermont constitutions and how to defend our rights.

Five-Town Area Vigil for Peace. Friday, 5-5:30 p.m. Bristol green. All welcome to speak out for world peace.

Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles Mobile Service Van. Second and fourth Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Every Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Addison County Courthouse, in Middlebury. The van offers written exams, customer service and road tests. 828-2000.

 

BINGO

American Legion Hall, Middlebury. Wednesday. Doors open 5:30 p.m. with early birds. Jackpot $3,000. Food available. Benefits veterans, scholarships and community programs. 388-9311.

Brandon Senior Center, Brandon. First and third Mondays. 6 p.m. Refreshments sold. 247-3121.

Brandon American Legion. Tuesday, warm-ups 6:15 p.m., regular games 7 p.m. Food available, complimentary hot tea and coffee. Info: 247-5709.

VFW Post 7823, Middlebury. Monday. Doors open 5 p.m., quickies 6:15 p.m., regular bingo 7 p.m. 388-9468.

 

FUNDRAISING SALES

Bixby Memorial Library Book Sale. Otter Creek Room, 258 Main St., Vergennes. Saturdays, May 6–Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Proceeds support library programs and materials.

Brandon Free Public Library Used Book Sale. Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Ilsley Public Library Book Sale. First Saturdays, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Vermont Room. Ongoing sale in The Last Word during library hours. Info: 388-4095.

St. Peter’s Closet in Vergennes. Behind St. Peter’s. Open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Two Brothers Tavern’s Charitable Mondays. First Monday. 10 percent of entire day’s proceeds go to designated charity.

 

DANCE, MUSIC, ARTS & EDUCATION

Basic Bridge: Book 2. Bixby Library, Thursdays, April 5-May 10.

Beginning Swing dancing. Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House.

Blues Jam in Brandon. Second Saturdays, 8 p.m., Sister Wicked.

Bridge at Ilsley in Middlebury. Thursdays, 5:30-7:45 p.m., Ilsley Library. Single players welcome. Info: 462-3373.

Bristol folk session in Bristol. Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m., Hatch 31, 31 Main St. Open jam. Bring your voices, instruments, songs and tunes. Irish/Celtic, Maritime, Appalachian, Quebecois, Roots/Blues, World Music, Dead, Dylan. Info: vtceltic.com/bristol-folk-session.html.

Chinese conversation group in Middlebury. Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. Informal discussion in Mandarin Chinese led by native speaker Yinglei Zhang. Info: 388-4095.

Classical string ensemble in Middlebury. Third Friday, EastView at Middlebury. Amateur ensemble looking for violinists. Info: 388-7351.

College Session for Seniors in Middlebury. Elderly Services, 112 Exchange St. Classes for people over 60 in basic computer, opera, politics, history, international law and more. Call 388-3983 or e-mail [email protected].

Conversational Spanish in Middlebury. Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Ilsley Public Library. Open to all interested in practicing their Spanish. Participants should have a comfortable level of speaking.

Craft workshop in Forest Dale. Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m., Living Waters Assembly of God Church, Route 53. Free workshop for knitting, crocheting, or other crafts. Coffee served. Info: 247-3637.

Creative writing workshop in Vergennes. Thursday, 6-8 p.m., Bixby Library. Free. Librarian Muir Haman guides participants through short-form writing and creative exercises. All experience levels welcome. Info: 877-2211 or [email protected].

Dancing in Middlebury. Sundays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., EastView at Middlebury. Come dance to swing, blues and waltz music. Wear clean, dry, soft-soled shoes. Info: 475-2349 or [email protected].

Dramatic writing workshop in Vergennes. Monday, 6-8 p.m., Bixby Library. Free workshop led by screenwriter Jay Dubberly in which participants help each other work on long-form writing projects. Info: 877-2211 or [email protected].

Drum Collective. Group drumming. Every Monday, 10-11 a.m., 111 Maple St. in the Marble Works at Huard Studio. Led by local percussionist Will Smith. Open to all. Info: drumcollective.org.

Drum gathering in Bristol. Last Friday of the Month, 6-8 p.m., Recycled Reading of Vermont. Info: 453-5982 or recycledreadingofvt.com.

Duplicate bridge at EastView at Middlebury. Tuesdays, 6:15-9 p.m. Info: [email protected].

French conversation group in Middlebury. Second Saturday (deuxième Samedi) of the month, 1 p.m., location varies. Enjoy casual conversation; all levels welcome. Info: [email protected].

Jam session for teens in Middlebury. Second and fourth Thursdays of each month, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Addison Central Teen Center, Warming Hut, Mary Hogan Drive. Bring your own instrument or borrow one of ours. To register, call 388-3910.

Journaling for Self-Discovery group in Lincoln. Third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m., Lincoln Library. Info: 453-2665.

Karaoke in Middlebury. Wednesdays, 9 p.m., Two Brothers Tavern

“King Pede” card parties. Ferrisburgh. Saturdays July 7 & 21, 6:30 p.m. Ferrisburgh Town Hall.

Knitting and Rug Hooking in Brandon. First and third Wednesdays of each month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Brandon Library. Project sharing, idea gathering and textile camaraderie.

Knitting group in Brandon. Thursday, 1-3 p.m., Brandon Senior Center. 247-3121.

Knitting group in Vergennes. Third Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bixby Memorial Library. Informal assistance provided. Arabella Holzapfel, 443-5284 (weekdays), 877-2172 (evenings) or [email protected].

Maiden Vermont women’s barbershop chorus. Under the direction of Lindi Bortney, is open to women of all ages. The group sings four-part a cappella music from traditional barbershop to doo-wop and Broadway. Rehearsals Thursdays, 7-9:15 p.m., Salisbury Community School. Info: 388-1012 or go to maidenvermont.com.

Marquis Theater, 65 Main St., Middlebury. Kids Café and Afternoon Adventures, Saturdays 12:30-5 p.m.; Trivia, Thursdays, 7 p.m.; Comedy events: Comedy Thunderdome, 1st Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Vermont Comedy Outlaws, 2nd Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Movie Roast: 3rd Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Riffin’ with Brittain: 4th Saturdays, 8 p.m.; “The Beef,” 3rd Fridays, 8 p.m.

Middlebury College Community Chorus. Mead Chapel. Open to all singers without auditions. Tuesdays and Sundays, 7-8:30 p.m., Mead Chapel. Conductor Jeff Rehbach, 443-5811; manager Mary Longey, 236-7933.

Movie club in Vergennes. First Friday of the month, 6-8:30 p.m., Bixby Library. A film of note is introduced, watched and discussed. Free popcorn. For info and upcoming title: 877-2211 or [email protected].

Movie night in Middlebury. Every Wednesday, 7-9 p.m., EastView at Middlebury, Community Room.

Parler Français Comme Des Vaches Espagnoles. Every Thursday, 7 p.m. 35B West. St. in Bristol (above Paige & Campbell). Conversational French for speakers of all abilities. Info: 453-2285.

QuickBooks pop-up tutorial. Second Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., Addison County Economic Development Corporation, Second Floor Conference Room, Suite 8, 1590 Route 7 South.

Round, line and square dancing in Brandon. Neshobe School. Info: 247-5544.

Sacred Harp (Shape Note) Sing. Second Sunday, 1-3 p.m. Middlebury. All ages and levels of experience welcome. Debby, 388-5410 or fasola.org.

Spanish conversation group in Brandon. Every Saturday, 11 a.m.-noon, Gourmet Provence, 37 Center St. All levels welcome.

Technology help in Middlebury. Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sundays 10 a.m.-noon, Ilsley Public Library.

Teen movie night in Middlebury. First Friday of every month, 6-10 p.m., Addison Central Teen Center, Warming Hut.

Twist O’ Wool Guild. First Thursdays, 7 p.m. American Legion on Wilson Road.

Vermont Ukulele Society. Second and fourth Mondays, beginners 6:30-7 p.m. regular session 7-9 p.m. at Howden Hall in Bristol. Call 453-6411 or see vtukes.webs.com for info. Extra ukuleles for beginners.

Writing practice in Middlebury. Tuesdays, April 17-May 8, Ilsley Public Library.

Wooly Bullys fiber enthusiasts group. First Tuesdays, Orwell Free Library. Info: 948-2041.

Zumba. Mondays, 6 p.m., Vergennes Opera House

 

HEALTH & PARENTING

Addison County Traumatic Brain Injury meeting in Bristol. Third Mondays, 5:30-7 p.m., Howden Hall, West St. More info contact Larry Buck at 802-349-7392

Addison County Parkinson’s Disease Outreach Group in Middlebury. Last Thursday, 10-11:30 a.m., Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Road. Caregivers welcome. Info: 888-763-3366 or [email protected].

Adult ADHD support group in Middlebury. Second Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Focus Research Center, 135 South Pleasant St. Info: 349-7222 or [email protected].

Alcoholics Anonymous. Brandon, Bristol, Middlebury, New Haven, North Ferrisburgh, Ripton, Vergennes. Alcoholics Anonymous holds meetings seven days a week throughout Addison County. For times, locations and information on twelve-step, discussion, As Bill Sees It, Big Book, women’s and men’s meetings, call 388-9284 or visit aavt.org/aamtg9.htm#Legend.

Al-Anon and Alateen meetings in Middlebury. See vermontalanonalateen.org/meetings.php for meetings days, times and locations.

Armchair Yoga in Vergennes. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., Armory Lane Senior Housing. Register at 870-7182.

At Wits End, Middlebury. Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. The Turning Point Center in the Creek Road. 388-4249.

Autism Support Daily. First Monday, 7-9 p.m. New Haven Congregational Church. Support for families affected by autism. Online support at autismsupportdaily.com. Lynn George, 660-7240; Milly Jackson, 545-2335.

Autism Parent Support Group in New Haven. Second Thursday. Sapphire Center, 87 Rivers Bend Road. Childcare not available. Anjanette Sidaway, 388-3887.

Bone Builders class in Brandon. Every Monday and Wednesday, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Brandon Senior Center. Free.

Bone Builders class in Lincoln. Lincoln Library, Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Bone Builders class in Middlebury. Mondays 9-10 a.m. and Fridays 8:30-9:30 a.m., EastView at Middlebury, Community Room. Free.

Brain Injury Support Group Project of Crown Point, N.Y. Every other Thursday, 6:30 p.m., 1869 Crown Point Rd., Crown Point, N.Y. Call (518) 597-3104 for dates.

Brandon Sits Meditation Circle. Wednesdays 12:30 p.m., Brandon Public Library.

Breastfeeding Café. Third Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Ilsley Library. For nursing or pregnant mothers. Dads and siblings welcome. Info: Vicki Kirby, 236-4136, [email protected]; or Elizabeth Curran, 349-3825, NaturalBeginningsVT.com.

Bristol Playgroup. Every Tuesday starting Sept. 10, 2013, 9:30-11 a.m., First Baptist Church. For children from birth to 6 years. Led by David Sandler. Sponsored by the Addison County Parent/Child Center. 388-3171.

Buffalo Dreamers in Bristol. Second Mondays, 6-8 p.m., ARTSight, 6 South St. More info contact Annie at 802-238-6607 or [email protected], or Karla at 802-989-1333 or [email protected].

Car seat safety check in Middlebury. MREMS, 55 Collins Drive. First Saturday of every month, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Childbirth Classes. Porter Hospital offers several options in childbirth classes. Schedules and applications: 382-3413 or portermedical.org/outreach.html.

Childcare Class. Thursdays at 4:15 p.m. Lincoln Library. 453-5362.

Dementia Simulation in Middlebury. Third Thursday of every month, 4:30-5:30 p.m. The Residence at Otter Creek. RSVP Connie Leach 388-1220, residenceottercreek.com.

Diabetes Management Workshop in Bristol. Wednesdays, May 9-June 13, Bristol Federated Church, 37 North St.

Disabled American Veterans in Middlebury. 388-6401. Otter Valley Disabled American Veterans Chapter 21 meet the first Monday of the month, 6-7 p.m., at the Middlebury American Legion. New members welcome.

Family Caregiver Support Group in Middlebury. 388-3983. Elderly Services, 112 Exchange St. Third Fridays.

Family Support Group in Brandon. Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m., Brandon Congregational Church fellowship hall. For families with a loved one who is struggling with drug addiction. Info: Lois Deitz, 247-3797.

Foot care clinic in Bridport. 9 a.m.-noon, 1st Mondays of even months. 802-388-7259

Foot care clinic in Bristol. 10:30-a.m.-noon, 2nd Wednesdays every month. American Legion, 56 Airport Rd. 802-388-7259

Foot care clinic in Middlebury. 10 a.m.-noon, 3rd Tuesdays every month, Middlebury Recreation Center, 54 Creek Rd.; 9 a.m.-noon, 2nd Thursdays every month, The Commons, 249 Buttolph Dr.; 10 a.m.-noon, 4th Thursdays every month, The Meadows, Cedar Ct. 802-388-7259 Foot care clinic in Vergennes. 9 a.m.-noon, 1st Tuesdays every month. Armory Lane Senior Housing. 802-388-7259

Functional fitness class with Kimberly Cobb in Middlebury. Every Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30-9:30 a.m., EastView at Middlebury, Community Room. $5 per class. Open to the public.

Grief support group in Middlebury. Wednesdays, March 28-May 16. Hospice Volunteer Services, Maple St., Marble Works.

Grief anonymous meetings in Middlebury. Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Grace Baptist Church, 52 Merchants Row.

Hellenbach Cancer Support Group in Middlebury. Call for information and meeting times: 388-6107.

HIV Testing in Middlebury. Open Door Clinic. 388-0137. Free and anonymous. Call for appointment.

Hope and Help for Hurts, Hangups and Habits recovery group in Brandon. Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., LifeBridge Christian Church, 97 Frog Hollow Road. Celebrate recovery.

Job Hunt Helpers. Mondays and Wednesdays 3-5 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon, Ilsley Public Library.

La Leche League of Addison County in Middlebury. First Thursday, 10-11 a.m., at Junebug in the Star Mill. Info: 382-1589.

Making Recovery Easier (MRE) group in Middlebury. Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m., Turning Point Center, Creek Road. A group meeting for people in recovery struggling to decide whether or not to attend noon-step programs.

Meditation group in Middlebury. Sponsored by the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society’s sangha; meets every Sunday evening at the CVUUS Fenn House, 2 Duane Court, 7-8 p.m. Includes both sitting and walking mediation. No prior meditation experience required. For more info, contact Van at 388-2142 or [email protected].

Memory screenings in Middlebury. First Tuesdays, by appointment. Free. Appointments: 385-3711 or [email protected].

Middlebury Playgroup. Every Tuesday, 9:30-11 a.m., Memorial Baptist Church, South Pleasant Street. For children from birth to 6 years. Led by Melanie Root. Sponsored by the Addison County Parent/Child Center. 388-3171.

Monday Playgroup in Brandon. Mondays when schools are open, 10-11:30 a.m. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, downstairs. Run by Brandon Recreation Department, 247-0228.

NAMI-VT Family Support Group in Brandon. First Monday. 7-8:30 p.m., Brandon Museum at the Stephen A. Douglas Birthplace. For family members and close friends of a loved one with a serious mental illness. Mary, 247-0180; or NAMI office, 1-800-639-6480.

Open Door Clinic. Tuesday and Thursday evenings in Middlebury. Free health care for low-income, uninsured people. 388-0137.

Opiate overdose rescue kit distribution in Middlebury. Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Turning Point Center, Creek Road. Free. Intended for opiate dependent individuals and family members or friends who might be present at an overdose. Info: 388-4249.

Overeaters Anonymous in Bristol. Saturday, 1 p.m. Downstairs in the Lawrence Memorial Library. Babysitting available fourth Saturday. 349-4545 or 453-7088. No meeting Feb. 25.

Overeaters Anonymous in Middlebury. Monday, noon. The Turning Point Center, Creek Road. 388-4249.

Parkinson’s support group in Middlebury. Last Thursday of the month, 10-11:30 a.m., Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Road. Caregivers welcome. Info: 453-5148 or [email protected].

Play group for preschool children. United Church of Lincoln. Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Jen Goodyear, 453-8589.

POSKVT (Parents of Special Kids Vermont). Second Monday, 7-9 p.m. New Haven Congregational Church. Parent support group. Topics include IEPs, services offered in Addison County, divorce, parents’ rights, sleep problems, general teen-age issues and more. Join online group at health.groups.yahoo.com/group/POSKVT_MEMBERS. Milly Jackson, 545-2335; Ann Duclos-Collier, 453-7324.

Postpartum group meeting in Vergennes. Tapestry Midwifery, 20 Armory Lane. Second and fourth Fridays, 12:30-2 p.m. Meet other moms and explore a wide range of topics including self-care, postpartum nutrition adjustments at home and newborn care. Info: 877-0022.

PTSD Support Group in Middlebury. Mondays, 5:30 p.m., Turning Point Center, Creek Road. 388-4249.

Refuge Recovery, Buddhist-oriented recovery group. Tuesdays, 6 p.m. The Turning Point Center, Creek Road. 388-4249. refugerecovery.org.

Remembering and renewal group in Middlebury. Hospice Volunteer Services in the Marble Works. Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. Share stories and celebrate memories of those we have loved and lost. 8-week class runs March 8-April 26. Info: 388-4111 or [email protected] for information.

RSVP Bone Builders. Osteoporosis prevention exercise program is offered, several locations. 50-minute classes are free and open to the public. volunteersinvt.org/bonebuildclasses.html or 388-7044.

Bristol: American Legion. Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.; Bristol Health and Fitness, Tuesday and Thursday, 2 p.m.

East Middlebury: Valley Bible Church. Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.

Middlebury: Community Room at EastView, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Community Services Building, Monday and Wednesday, 4 p.m.; Middlebury Fitness, Tuesday and Thursday, 1 p.m.; Vermont Adult Learning, Monday and Wednesday, 4 p.m.

Monkton: Friends Methodist Church, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 5:30 p.m.

Lincoln: Lincoln Library, Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Information: 453-2665.

Shoreham: Volunteer Fire Department, Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m.

South Starksboro: Jerusalem School House, Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m.

Starksboro: Starksboro Library, Tuesday and Thursday, 6-7 p.m. Information: Lisa Daudon, 453-3732.

Whiting: Town Hall, Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m.

Seated yoga in Middlebury with Lesley Ambika Gibbs. Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., EastView at Middlebury. $5 for non-residents.

Senior exercise class in Lincoln. Lincoln Library, Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

SOS (Survivors of Suicide). First Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Hospice Volunteer Services in the Marble Works. Grief support for those who have lost someone to suicide. Info: 388-4111.

Speak Up! Addison County. First, second and fourth Thursdays, St. Stephen’s Church in Middlebury. Self-advocacy group for individuals with developmental disabilities. Info: 388-3702.

Story Time in Weybridge. Mondays, 10-11:30 a.m. Weybridge School Library. Oct. 2-May 28.

Tai Chi for Arthritis classes. CVAA offers beginner and advanced classes for seniors around Addison County. Call 800-642-5119, ext. 1019, for more information.

Tai Chi for Beginners with Susan Wallis. Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m., Holley Hall, Bristol. Fridays 11 a.m.-noon, Middlebury Rec Center, 154 Creek Rd., Middlebury.

Tai Chi for Fall Prevention for Beginners. Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 10-Dec. 15, 9-9:50 a.m. St Peter’s Parish Hall, Vergennes.

Tai Chi for Fall Prevention for Intermediate. Mondays and Wednesdays, 10-10:50 a.m., Sept 10-Dec 3, St Peter’s Parish Hall, Vergennes.

Tai Chi for Fall Prevention for Advanced. Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-noon, Sept 12-Dec 15, St Peter’s Parish Hall, Vergennes.

Tai Chi Sun Style 73 – Long Form. Mondays, 11 a.m.-noon. St Peter’s Parish Hall, Vergennes.

Tai Chi Sun-Style 73 with Susan Wallis. Fridays 1-2 p.m., Middlebury Rec. Center, 154 Creek Rd.

Tai Chi Sun Style beginner classes for 50+. Mondays and Wednesdays, March 5-April 30, Holley Hall, Bristol. Register at 802-453-5885.

Tai Chi with Ruth Barenbaum in Middlebury. Tuesdays 5-6 p.m., EastView at Middlebury, Community Room. Free.

Tai Chi with Dotty McCarty in Middlebury. Fridays 10:45-11:45 a.m., EastView at Middlebury, Community Room. Free.

Tai Chi Yang 24 with Susan Wallis. Tuesdays 10-11 A.m., Holley Hall, Bristol.

Toddler Playgroup. Brandon. St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Registration: 247-0228 or town.brandon.vt.us/recreation.htm.

Tot open gym in Ferrisburgh. Fridays, 9:30-11 a.m., Ferrisburgh Central School gymnasium. Info: 877-1312 or 877-3247.

Turning Point Center. Monday, 9 a.m.-7:45 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m-10 p.m. Closed Sunday. 54 Creek Rd, Middlebury. Community center dedicated to providing a safe social and educational, substance-free environment for all. Writers for Recovery workshop Tuesdays, July 11-Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.

Vergennes Playgroup. Every Wednesday, 9:30-11 a.m. Congregational Church, South Water Street. For children from birth to 6 years. Cherie Vachon. Sponsored by the Addison County Parent/Child Center. 388-3171.

Vet to Vet. Middlebury. Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m. The Turning Point Center, Creek Road.

Wits End. Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. A confidential support group for parents whose adolescent or young adult is using alcohol, marijuana and other drugs. Turning Point Center in Middlebury. 388-4249.

Women for Sobriety. Mondays, 6:15 p.m. The Turning Point Center Creek Road. Self-help group for women with drinking problems. Info: 897-5254.

Yoga and meditation in Bristol. Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Yarn & Yoga, 25A Main St. A rotating program of meditation, gentle yoga and other consciousness-raising activities. Free. Info: 453-7799 or [email protected].

Yoga class in Middlebury. Third Sundays, noon-1 p.m. Otter Creek Yoga in the Marble Works. Free. 388-1961.

Yoga class in Vergennes. Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Bixby Library. Starts Nov. 22, 2011. Free. Info: 877-2211.

Yoga for Community in Bristol. Fridays, 6:30 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. Phoenix Rising Center on Mountain Street. $5 contribution. Janet, 453-2419.

Young Adult All-Recovery Group in Middlebury. Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m., Turning Point Center. For anyone age 15-25 in recovery.

Young At Heart intergenerational yoga. Fridays, 10 a.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. 802-388-1220.

 

MEALS

Bristol senior luncheon. First Thursday, noon, First Baptist Church of Bristol. Suggested donation $4. 453-5276.

Free Community Lunch in Middlebury. Summer: Mondays-Thursdays at the Charter House, 27 North Pleasant St. (just north of the Middlebury Inn). 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Eat in or take out. Supported by area churches.

Free Community Supper in Middlebury. Fridays, 5-6:15 p.m., Sept.-May Congregational Church Fellowship Hall. Meals provided by over 35 different groups. Info: 388-7634 or 388-7613.

CVAA Senior Meals:

Bridport: Grange Hall Community Room. Noon meal on Monday and Wednesday. Evening meals on second and fourth Wednesdays at 5 p.m. Reservations: Michelle Eastman at 1-800-642-5119, ext. 1067. Transportation by ACTR: 388-1946.

Middlebury: Middlebury Rec Center, Creek Road. Noon meal on Tuesday. 1-800-642-5119, ext. 1070. Free transportation: ACTR, 388-1946.

Middlebury: VFW, Exchange Street. Special noon meal on the first Friday of the month. 1-800-642-5119, ext. 1070. Free transportation: ACTR, 388-1946. All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, 1st Sunday of every month except April 1st, Easter Sunday. 8-10 a.m., adults $9/children $4.50. Fundraiser for Veterans’ programs. Pancakes, VT Maple Syrup, Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Corn Beef Hash, Sausage Gravy and Biscuits, Hash Browns, Toast, Coffee, and Orange Juice.

Vergennes: Vergennes Senior Center. Noon meal on Tuesday and Thursday. Michelle Eastman at 1-800-642-5119, ext. 1067. Free transportation: ACTR, 388-1946.

Bristol Libanus Lodge, F&AM Breakfast. Second Sunday, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, French toast, home fries, juice, coffee and tea. Buffet. $6. Benefits local charities.

Starksboro senior luncheon. Fourth Thursday, 11:30 a.m., January-October, Starksboro First Baptist Church. 453-6354 or [email protected].

Vergennes Masonic Lodge Breakfast. Last Sunday, 7:30-10 a.m. Pancakes, French toast, home fries, eggs, bacon, sausage and beverage. All you can eat. Adults $6; children $3. Benefits the lodge’s charitable donations.

VFW Fish Fry in Middlebury. Third Friday, 5-7 p.m., except for Dec. 2018. VFW Post 7823, 530 Exchange Street. $11 per person. Proceeds to benefit the Veterans’ programs.

VFW Fish Fry in Vergennes. Second Friday, 5-7 p.m., Sons of the American Legion, VFW Post 14, Armory Lane. $10 per person. Haddock, fries, coleslaw and cash bar.

 

ART EXHIBITS & MUSEUMS

Art on Main. 25 Main St., Bristol. Gallery open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and noon-4 p.m. on Sundays. 453-4032, [email protected] or artonmain.net.

ARTSight Gallery. 6 South St., Bristol.

Basin Harbor Club. Ferrisburgh. 475-2311 or basinharbor.com.

Bixby Memorial Library, Vergennes. 877-2211.

Bobcat Café. 5 Main St., Bristol. 453-3311.

Brandon Artists’ Guild. 7 Center St., Brandon. Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

Brandon Free Public Library, Brandon. 247-8230 or brandonpubliclibrary.org.

Brandon Museum and Visitor Center at the Stephen A. Douglas Birthplace. 4 Grove St., at the corner of routes 7 and 73 West. brandon.org or 247-6401. Open daily 11 a.m.-4 p.m. through mid-October.

Brandon Music Café. 62 Country Club Road, Brandon. brandon-music.net or 465-4071.

Bristol Cliffs Café. Main St., Bristol. 453-3280.

Chimney Point Vermont State Historic Site. 7305 Vermont Route 125, Addison. 759-2412. Open May 28-Oct. 10.

Compass Music and Arts Center. 333 Jones Drive, Brandon. cmacvt.org.

Creative Space Gallery and Sean Dye Studio. 214 Main St., Vergennes. 877-3850 or creativespacegallery.org.

EastView at Middlebury. 100 Eastview Terrace, Middlebury. 989-7500.

Edgewater Gallery at Middlebury Falls. 1 Mill St., Middlebury. 989-7419 or edgewatergallery-vt.com. On exhibit: Small Works Group Show, Nov.-Dec.

Edgewater Gallery on the Green. 6 Merchants Row, Middlebury. 989-7419 or edgewatergallery-vt.com. On exhibit: Small Works Group Show, Nov.-Dec.

Gallery @ 85 North Street. 85 North St., Bristol. 453- 5813 or 349-7551.

Gallery in-the-Field. 685 Arnold District Road, Brandon. 247-0145 or galleryinthefield.com.

Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History. 1 Park St., Middlebury. Museum hours Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Research Center Thursday and Friday, 1-5 p.m. Museum admission: Adults $5; seniors $4.50; children 6-18 $3; families $12. Research Center admission: $5. Information: 388-2117 or henrysheldonmuseum.org.

Ilsley Public Library. 75 Main St., Middlebury, 388-4095. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. 4472 Basin Harbor Road, Vergennes, 475-2022 or lcmm.org. On Exhibit May 26-Oct.

Lawrence Memorial Library. 40 North St., Bristol. 453-2366.

Lincoln Historical Society Museum. 88 Quaker St. Second and fourth Sunday of every month, noon-4 p.m., June through October. Free.

Lincoln Library. 222 W. River Road, Lincoln, 453-2665. Monday, 2-6 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lincoln Peak Vineyard. 142 River Road, New Haven, 388-7368, lincolnpeakvineyard.com.

Liza Myers Gallery. 22 Center St., Brandon, 247-5229 or lizamyers.com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Featuring the work of Warren Kimble, Liza Myers and other selected artists.

Middlebury College Davis Family Library. 443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts.

Middlebury College Johnson Memorial Building. On exhibit: “Silkscreen Prints,” Nov. 29-Dec. 6. 443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts.

Middlebury College Museum of Art. 72 Porter Field/Route 30 South. 443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts. Museum is closed Mondays.

Mount Independence State Historic Site. 497 Mount Independence Road, Orwell. May 26-Oct. 14, Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 948-2000 or historicsites.vermont.gov/MountIndependence.

Northern Daughters Gallery. 221 Main St., Vergennes. Thursday-Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 877-2173.

Norton’s Gallery. Route 73, Shoreham. 948-2552 or nortonsgallery.com. Studio/gallery of Norton Latourelle’s whimsical woodcarvings. Open most days and by appointment.

Orwell Free Library. 948-2041.

Otter Creek Custom Framing. 3 Park St., Middlebury. 388-2370.

Outerlands Gallery. 37 Green St., Vergennes. outerlandsgallery.com.

Peter Fried Art. 245 Main St., Vergennes. Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

PhotoPlace Gallery. 3 Park St., Middlebury. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday by appointment. On exhibit: “Travel: Faces & Places” Nov. 7-Dec. 8. Info: 388-4500 or vtphotoworkplace.com.

Rokeby Museum. Route 7, Ferrisburgh. 877-3406. On exhibit: “Free and Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont,” permanent.

Ross Sheehan Studio. 37 Green St., Vergennes, Wednesday & Thursday. 775-303-8863, rosssheehanart.com.

Starksboro Public Library. Monday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 453-3732.

Starry Night Café. 5371 Route 7 in Ferrisburgh. Wednesday-Sunday, 5:30-9 p.m. 877-6316.

Stone Leaf Tea House. Marble Works, Middlebury.

Studio V. 179 Main St., Vergennes, above Addison Outfitters. Info: 877-6524 or bethanyfarrell.com.

Stratford House Pottery gallery and studio. 294 Route 22A, Orwell. Weekdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m., call proprietor Stacey Stanhope at 948-2105 to ensure it is open the day you wish to visit.

Tourterelle. 3629 Ethan Allen Highway (Route 7), New Haven. Wednesday-Saturday, 5:30-9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Town Hall Theater Jackson Gallery. Merchants Row, Middlebury. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. 382-9222. On exhibit: “Local Artists,” Nov. 16-Dec. 31.

Vermont Folklife Center. 88 Main St., Middlebury. On exhibit: “Growing Food, Growing Farmers. A Vermont Folklife Center Vision & Voice Exhibition,” Sept. 7-Dec. 30 Gallery and shop hours Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission by donation. 388-4964. “Annual Gingerbread Exhibit and Competition,” Nov. 30-Dec. 21.

Vermont Studio Furniture Gallery. 718 Old Hollow Road, North Ferrisburgh. Gallery hours, Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Walkover Gallery. 15 Main St., Bristol. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 453-3188.

 

LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Bixby Memorial Library. 258 Main St., Vergennes. 877-2211. Monday, 12:30-7 p.m.; Tuesday, 12:30-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 12:30-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Used book sale 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Saturdays. Story hour Wednesday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Critical MFA workshop with Jay Dubberly, 2nd & 4th Mondays, 6-8 p.m., Group-led prompt and discussion writing workshop, 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.; Weekly Bridge Mondays, 1-4 p.m.; First Friday free movies, 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Bixby Singers & Musicians, 1st Saturdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Brandon Free Public Library. Hours: Wednesday, 4-7 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Magic the Gathering Table Top drop-in gaming, Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.; Storytime (during school year) Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., Fridays, 3 p.m.; Friday film on the big screen, Fridays, 1:30 p.m.;

Hancock Free Public Library. Wednesday, 1-5 p.m.; Thursday, noon-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Books, videos and DVDs. Other items available through interlibrary loan.

Ilsley Public Library. 75 Main St., Middlebury, 388-4095. Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Youth Media Lab, Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m., grades 4-6;. Library Explorers, Wednesdays 3:30 starting Oct. 24.; Maker Mondays, Mondays at 3:30 p.m., starts Oct. 22, runs for four weeks. Storymatters: a monthly story circle, Wednesdays, 4 p.m. For a complete listing of ongoing and special children’s activities, visit ilsleypubliclibrary.org or call the Children’s Room at 388-4097.

Lawrence Memorial Library. 40 North St., Bristol, 453-2366 or lawrencelibrary.net. Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Story time for children and families, Mondays, 10:30-11 a.m.; Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. beginning Sept. 13. Free walk-in computer help. Family Fun and Games, second and fourth Fridays, 3:15 p.m. Lego Club, Wednesdays, 3:15-4:30 p.m., for school-age children. Story time Thursdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. Reel Film Fridays, Fridays at 7:30 p.m., through November and beginning again in January.

Lincoln Library. 222 W. River Rd., Lincoln, 453-2665. Monday, 2-6 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (additional evening hours on a volunteer basis); Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Chess Afternoon, Tuesdays, Sept. 15-Nov. 17. Story time (age five and under), Friday, 10:30 a.m. Senior program, second Wednesday, 10 a.m. Book discussion group, fourth Wednesday, 7 p.m.

New Haven Community Library. Located in the new library/town offices building. Tuesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, 1-8 p.m. Thursday, 1-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Story Hour, Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. Information on Facebook at New Haven Community Library (Vermont), at the website nhcl.org, or by phone at 453-4015.

Orwell Free Library. Tuesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.; Thursday, 3-6 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Platt Memorial Library. Shoreham. 897-2647. Monday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 2 p.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Programs on website: plattlib.org. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Lap-Sit Storytime and Playgroup: Fridays 11 a.m.-noon, Sept. 14, Oct. 19, Dec. 7. Drop in crafts, Saturdays. 9 a.m.-noon.

Russell Memorial Library. Monkton. 453-4471. Tuesday and Thursday, 3-7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday Story Hour, second and fourth Friday, 10-11 a.m. Wi-Fi available.

Salisbury Free Public Library. 352-4198. Tuesday, 2:30-5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Thursday, 2-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon. Children’s Time, Tuesday 2:30-4 p.m. Info: http://salisburyfreelibrary.blogspot.com. Story hour, pre-K through grade 4: Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m., read-aloud book followed by arts and crafts project. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sarah Partridge Community Library. East Middlebury. 388-7588. Ilsley Library cards accepted. Tuesday, 9 a.m.-noon; Thursday, 2-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon. Book sale on Saturdays.

Starksboro Public Library. 2827 Route 116, Starksboro (in town hall); 453-3732. Parking behind town offices. Monday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Story time (ages 3-5) Monday, 10:30 a.m. 453-3732.

Whiting Free Library. Main Street opposite the church. 623-7862. Call for hours. Story time with Deb Lendway, 10 a.m. Wednesdays.

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