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Thursday, Oct. 18

Rummage sale/bag sale in Vergennes. Thursday, Oct. 18-Saturday, Oct. 20, Champlain Valley Christian Reformed Church, 73 Church St. Open hours 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday and Friday, and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday. All items are overstock clearance items from Your Turn Resale Shoppe in Vergennes. Thursday, 1 bag $12, 1/2 bag $6; Friday 1 bag $10, 1/2 bag $5; Saturday 8 a.m.-noon 1 bag $8, 1/2 bag $4, noon-2 p.m. 1 bag $4, 1/2 bag $2. More info call Martha DeGraaf at 802-349-0229.

Sweet Transitions sings in Bristol. Thursday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., Howden Hall, 19 West St. The Bristol Historical Society will be hosting Mt. Abraham’s a cappella group, under the direction of Megan LaRose, for an evening of beautiful harmonizing. Free and open to the public. More info call Steve Ayotte at 802-453-7709.

“Wool Knickers and White Blazes, A 1917 Inspired End-to-End Long Trail Hike,” in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. The Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section will host GMC's Executive Director Mike DeBonis, who will tell tales from his 2017 “retro” end-to-end hike, celebrating one hundred years of the Long Trail Guidebook. Refreshments served. Free. Donations accepted to support the GMC Education Program. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Candidate meet and greet in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 18, 7-8:30 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Another opportunity to hear what Democratic candidates for the Vermont legislature have to say. Senator Chris Bray, Ruth Hardy, Representative Amy Sheldon and Representative Robin Scheu will all be on hand to give a brief presentation. A question and answer session will follow. Refreshments served. Questions? Call Andrew Pezzulo at 802-989-1258.

Camino de Santiago de Compostela presentation in South Starksboro. Thursday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., Jerusalem Schoolhouse, Jerusalem Road just behind the Jerusalem Store (Rt. 17). Larry Jones will talk about on his 500 mile hike along this longstanding pilgrimage route in Spain in 2017. Jones will share stories, pictures and poetry from his adventure. Refreshments will be served. Questions? Call 802-453-4573.

Maiden Vermont in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Delight in the sounds of Maiden Vermont Chorus, a women’s a cappella chorus that specializes in barbershop style harmonies, and performs an eclectic variety of a cappella choral music that far exceeds one genre. Part of The Residence’s Sunday Music Series. Free and open to the public. Fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected].

 

Friday, Oct. 19

Free diabetes management program in Vergennes. Begins Friday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m., Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Diabetes can cause serious health problems like heart disease, blindness, and kidney failure. This Diabetes Self-Management workshop provides the tools and support needed to manage diabetes and prevent these serious problems. Free. Registration required. More info or to register contact Michele Butler, Community Health Team, 802-388-8860 or [email protected].

Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble: a spooky science presentation for kids In Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 19, 10:30-11 a.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. The Middlebury College Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will demonstrate some spooky chemical concoctions.

**CANCELLED** Moody Amiri in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd.

Rahim AlHaj Trio* in Middlebury. Friday. Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Come hear Iraqi oud virtuoso and composer Rahim AlHaj use his musical talents to spread hope and peace. He is joined by Iranian santur player Sourena Sefati and Palestinian-American percussionist Issa Malluf in a concert of Middle Eastern music. Tickets: $22 General public/$16 Midd ID holders/$10 Youth (18 and under)/$6 Midd students. *Tickets purchased for the Moody Amiri concert originally scheduled for this date/time will be honored.

“Secrets of Mount Philo: A Guide to the History of Vermont’s First State Park” in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 19, noon-1:30 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Join Judy Chaves as she discusses the landscape history of Mt. Philo, a landscape history of Vermont, in miniature. “Sheep fever,” the devastating deforestation of the mid-1800s, Vermont’s early tourism industry, the early conservation and park movements, reforestation — it’s all there on the mountain if you know where to look.

Chili fest to benefit Open Door Clinic in Cornwall. Friday, Oct. 19, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Cornwall Congregational Church, 2958 Route 30. Eat chili hot or mild for a good cause. Tacos served as well as vegetarian and meat chili. Sides include sour cream, chives, corn bread and hot sauce for those who want to walk on the wild side. Cost $5 per serving with all proceeds going to the Open Door Clinic.

Teen Halloween party in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 19, 6-9:30 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Costume contest, pumpkin carving, treats, and a spooktacular movie.

Gregory Douglass in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 19, 9 p.m., McCullough Crossroads Café, McCullough Student Center, 14 Old Chapel Rd. Douglass returns to Middlebury College in October in celebration of his tenth album and Rockumentary “Live From The Chapel.” His trio will feature Monique Citro (cello) and Lisa Piccirillo (backing vocals).

 

Saturday, Oct. 20

Songbird Banding in Addison. Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 a.m.-noon, Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area, Route 17. Come learn why we band songbirds in a hands-on atmosphere while also getting an opportunity to practice your bird ID and much more. Bird bander Rodney Olson of Vergennes will lead the banding workshop. Members of the public will help identify the birds, observe the banding process, and can even help release the birds after they are banded.

Apple season breakfast in Shoreham. Saturday, Oct. 20, 8-10 a.m., Shoreham Congregational Church, 28 School Rd. Celebrate the apple season with as blueberry pancakes, French toast, home fries, sausages, egg casseroles, special apple treats, cider and beverages. Tickets $8 adults/$4 children under 12/$20 families. Bring a non-perishable item for the food shelf to help those in need.

Craft fair and raffle in Vergennes. Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 85 South Maple St. Crafters will sell a variety of hand crafted items such as fleece items, slippers and mittens, sweaters, jewelry, cards, knitted and quilted items, wood toys and ornaments, to name a few. A lunch and bake sale, including appetizers, pies, and breads and other treats, will tempt your taste buds. Proceeds support the repair and restoration work of the St. Peter’s Cemetery Association.

Wright Park hike in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. Join the Green Mountain Club Breadloaf Section and discover this section of the Trail Around Middlebury (TAM). An easy 2.4-mile hike with very little elevation change. More info contact leader Bruce Yelton at 802-989-7752 or [email protected]. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Cavalry Day in Weybridge. Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., UVM Morgan Horse Farm, 74 Battell Drive. Bring a picnic lunch, rain or shine, for this family-friendly educational event to learn about the Morgan’s important role in the building of this nation: Members from the 1st Vermont Cavalry, “Co. K”, will recreate living history through Civil War reenactments and demonstrations. The day’s activities will include mounted drills, a reenactment tent, informative talks, and historical photos. More info at uvm.edu/morgan or 802-388-2011.

“Muster at the Mount: A Day of Revolutionary Discovery” in Orwell. Saturday, Oct. 20, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mount Independence State Historic Site, 472 Mt. Independence Rd. A wide variety of presentations will examine the Mount using period documents and maps, archaeological studies, artifacts, and high-tech mapping, revealing its significance during the Revolutionary War and Northern Campaign. Suitable for all levels of interest. Tickets $25. Lunch included. Pre-registration required at 802-948-2000.

“Samson et Dalila” live in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 20, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The Met Live in HD continues with this production with mezzo-soprano El?na Garan?a and tenor Roberto Alagna unites for this sensual French opera. 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.

Prize Bingo in Leicester. Saturday, Oct. 20, 1 p.m., Four Corners. Sponsored by the Leicester Historical Society. Refreshments available, all are welcome.

“I Am Not A Witch” on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 20, 3 and 8 p.m., Dana Auditorium, 356 College St. After a minor incident in her village, nine-year-old Shula is exiled to a travelling witch camp where she is told that if she tries to escape she will be transformed into a goat. As she navigates through her new life, she must decide whether to accept her fate or risk the consequences of seeking freedom. Free. More info at 802-443-3168 or middlebury.edu.

“Der Golem” on screen in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. The annual “Chiller Theatre” silent film presentation. Get ready for Halloween with a very weird flick. In 16th-century Prague, a rabbi creates a giant creature from clay, called the Golem. Using sorcery he brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution, but then complications ensue. Silent film aficionado Jeff Rapsis will provide live accompaniment. Free. Donations accepted, with proceeds to help continuing preservation work.

Monica Rizzio on stage in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Texas-bred and Cape Cod washashore, Monica Rizzio is emerging as one of the finest singer songwriters that call New England home. She’s recently found her outlaw country sound deep within the folk world. Show $20. Dinner and show $45. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 or email [email protected] to reserve.

Mark LaVoie, harmonica in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Long Way from Home is an acoustic solo performance by affiliate artist Mark LaVoie. His distinctive acoustic style is reminiscent of his mentor, the late great harmonica legend Sonny Terry. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Halloween dance and food shelf collection in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., American Legion, 49 Wilson Rd. This year’s dance includes non-perishable food item collection for local food shelves. Look in your cupboards, maybe pick up something extra when shopping. Drop it off at the dance or at the American Legion Friday afternoon.

 

 

Sunday, Oct. 21

All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast in Addison. Sunday, Oct. 21, 7-11 a.m., Addison Fire Station, jct. Routes 17 & 22A. $6/adults; $4/kids under 12. Benefit of the Addison Volunteer Fire Department. Menu includes plain and blueberry pancakes, sausage, bacon, home fries, coffee, hot chocolate and orange juice. Funds will be used to purchase equipment. More Info at 802-759-2237.

Sir Wilfred Grenfell remembered in Cornwall. Sunday, Oct. 21, 9:30 a.m., Cornwall Congregational Church, Route 30. Guest pastor Rev. George Klohck will tell the story of this missionary doctor who lived an amazing, exciting life and brought medical care and other help to people in Newfoundland and Labrador and later opened the Dog Team Tavern in New Haven. Refreshments and conversation afterward.

Lemon Fair Sculpture Park hike in Shoreham. Sunday, Oct. 21. Join the Green Mountain Club Breadloaf section for this Young Adventurers Club outing. While the pace is geared towards younger adventurers (ages 4-8), everyone is welcome. Call or email YAC Leader Lauren Bierman for meeting location and details at 802-349-7498 or [email protected]. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Champlain Valley Fiddlers in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., VFW, 530 Exchange St. Listen to people sing, play instruments and square dance and have a fun day. $3 cover charge Refreshment available. 50/50 raffle. Come with your dancing shoes on.

Benefit bingo in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., American Legion Post 27, 49 Wilson Rd. All proceeds to benefit the Asher Rubright and Ryan Wright Scholarship Funds. Doors open at 11 a.m., Quickies begin at 12:15 p.m. and Regular Bingo starts at 1 p.m. There will also be great food, a bake sale and prize auction with over $2,000 worth of items up for auction.

Mark LaVoie in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Come enjoy the musical stylings of local favorite Mark LaVoie. For more than 30 years Mark Lavoie has been performing for crowds both large and small. His passion for and commitment to music, particularly blues harmonica, is admired by the many musicians who have played with him. Part of The Residence’s Sunday Music Series. Event is free and open to the public. Fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected].

Baseball stories with Karl Lindholm in Middlebury. Monday, Oct. 22, 3-4:15 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Lindholm (or Dr. Baseball around here) has an amazing passion for the game. He returns on the eve of the opening of this season’s World Series to share more stories and photographs, certainly some with a World Series focus. Free and open to the public.

Champlain Philharmonic concert in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 21, 4 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Celebrating its 15th concert season, the Champlain Philharmonic, under the direction of Matthew LaRocca, will present their Annual Fall Concert entitled, “DANSA- Music from the Old Country.” Highlights of the concert include the wild and wonderful eastern European dances of Brahms and Dvorak featuring Karen Kevra on flute.

Celebration of church life and leadership in Brandon. Sunday, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m., Brandon Congregational Church, 1 Carver St. The Onion River Jazz Band and Dr. Francois Clemmons, vocalist, will be featured in an afternoon of Dixieland Jazz, Gospel and Spirituals. Concert will also feature the Brandon Congregational Church Choir, all under the direction of Mr. Gene Childers in celebration of Reverend William L. Bartholomew, Pastor. Finger-food reception to follow. Free will offering to benefit the Historic Congregational Church Building will be taken.

Mother Up!: Families Rise Up for Climate Action in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Middlebury Rec Center, 154 Creek Rd. 350VT is bringing together families to talk about the tough realities of climate change and to participate in the transition to a healthier and safer world. Come help launch the Middlebury Mother Up! group. Families will gather a shared meal; then children will go across the hall to the gym for supervised play while parents stay in the multi-purpose room to watch a short film and have discussion.

 

Monday, Oct. 22

Community forum with MAUSD school board in Bristol. Monday, Oct. 22, 6-8:45 p.m., Holley Hall. The first community meeting and forum of the newly unified board, aimed to establish a positive foundation for improved and ongoing engagement with the many different voices in the 5 town community.  Informal mixer with the board at 6 p.m., followed by a facilitated discussion about the upcoming budget development process. Participants encouraged to share and discuss community priorities Refreshments will be served.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 23

Early education developmental screening in Bristol. Tuesday, Oct. 23, Bristol Elementary School, 57 Mountain St. Children three years old by Sept. 1 or four years old who have not been previously screened are invited to attend. To schedule an appointment or more info call MAUSD Early Education Program at 802-453-3674.

Community conversation in Middlebury. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 10-11:30 a.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury. 11 EastView Ter. Vermont legislators Robin Scheu and Amy Sheldon host a listening session. Come share your hopes and dreams for Vermont as well as issues and concerns. Free and open to the public.

Composting lecture in Middlebury. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 1 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Join speaker and Middlebury Garden Club member, Ryan Nevius to about the important topic of composting. Learn how to take kitchen scraps and yard waste and turn them into rich, beneficial compost for our gardens. Free and open to the public. Fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected].

Brazilian artist Néle Azevedo in Middlebury. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 4:30 p.m., Davis Library Steps and Twilight Hemicycle, Middlebury College. Azevedo brings her internationally known “Minimum Monument” event to Middlebury. With help from students, faculty, staff and members of the Middlebury community, she will install 300+ ice sculptures and then leave them to melt. A visual metaphor for climate change. A Q & A and talk will follow at 6 p.m. at Twilight Hemicycle. Free and open to the public.

Addison Central Teens Benefit Bake in Middlebury. Tuesday, Oct 23, 5-9 p.m., American Flatbread, 137 Maple St., Marble Works. Join Addison Central Teens for a night of pizza and fun and show your support for the Teen Center. $3 for every large Flatbread and $2 for every small sold the evening will be donated to Addison Central Teens. More info about the Teen Center at middteens.org.

Mongolian cultural demonstration in Brandon. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., Otter Valley Union High School, Route 7 South. Students and teachers from the Inner Mongolia Arts University, a college devoted to the preservation of the unique treasures of this nomadic culture will bring their arts to life in this free performance. Open to the public.

Madeleine Kunin in Middlebury. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., **VENUE CHANGE** Room 229, Axinn Center, Middlebury College. Diplomat, author and former governor of Vermont Kunin will share, discus and sign her new memoir. Ruth Hardy, executive director of Emerge Vermont and candidate for the Vermont Senate, will introduce Kunin. Free and open to the public. More info at vermontbookshop.com/event/madeleine-kunin-coming-age.

Chris Bray in Lincoln. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7-8 p.m., Lincoln Library, River Rd. Bridges of Vermont sponsors this evening, where Bray will discuss “Vermont’s Brightest Future: Clean Energy, Clean Water, Healthy Foods.” All are welcome. Bring questions.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Rebecca Bennett on German dissent during WWI in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 24, noon, Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St. Bennett, Middlebury College Professor of History, who has studied extensively Germany in the 19th and 20th centuries, will outline dissent in Germany during the War. Part of the Sheldon’s series of noon-time talks offered in conjunction with its current exhibit “Doughboys and Flyboys: WWI Stories by Vermonters From the Home and Battlefront.” More info at 802-388-2117 or HenrySheldonMuseum.org.

Learn the Ten Signs of Alzheimer’s in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 3:30 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Volunteer community educator Lauren Bierman leads this informative workshop. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. This interactive workshop features video clips of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Free and open to the public. Fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected].

“Artifacts and Interpretation: Developing the Cyrus Tang Hall of China at the Field Museum” in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 4:30 p.m., Sabra Field Lecture Hall (Room 125), Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Join co-curator Deborah Bekken of Chicago’s Field Museum for a discussion of the exhibition development process, the politics of display, and the conservation and design challenges behind a major museum installation. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Dance master class: “Choreographing the Moment with Lee Serle” in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 4:30 p.m., Dance Theater, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Through the practice and discourse of improvisation, participants will share and question their processes when choreographing in the moment. Free. More info at 802-443-3168 or middlebury.edu.

“Art and Innovation: Understanding Transferrable Skills” in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 4:30 p.m., The Orchard (Room 103), Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest, College St. Christal Brown, Dance Program Chair and Director of MiddCORE, offers a lecture as part of the Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series. Free. More info at 802-443-3168 or middlebury.edu.

“Henry David Thoreau; Surveyor of the Soul” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7-9 p.m., Twilight Auditorium, College St. The Willowell Foundation sponsors this film and brief panel discussion and Q and A with the audience. “Surveyor of the Soul” features Addison County’s own Walden Project and includes interviews with teachers, students, and alumni of the program.

 

Thursday, Oct. 25

A Walk in their Shoes: Dementia Simulation in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 25, 4-5 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Join in this experience to help you understand how it feels to manage the many challenges dementia presents. Certified Dementia Practitioners guide you through the challenges of compromised vision, hearing and dexterity, which all affect cognition. Free and open to the public. Fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected].

“The Politics of Portraiture: The Head of Gordian III” in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 25, 4:30 p.m., Sabra Field Lecture Hall (Room 125), Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Pieter Broucke, curator of ancient art, discusses two of the museum’s Roman imperial portraits — emperor Gordian III (225–244 CE) and his wife Tranquillina (c. 225–after 244 CE) — attributed to the anonymous third-century CE sculptor “Gordian Master.” Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

“Ecological and evolutionary insights from backyard birds” talk in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 25, 4:30 p.m., Room 216, McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Route 125. Dr. Scott Taylor, Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado Boulder talks about his studies of a number of common backyard species to gain a better understanding of the pace at which birds can respond to warmer winters and how cites alter the way closely related species of birds interact. Light refreshments. More info at middlebury.edu/academics/bio

Community Engagement conversation with ANWSD school board in Vergennes. Thursday, Oct. 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Vergennes Union High School, Monkton Rd. All are invited to an evening of discussions about the future of our schools and school district. Free meal from 5:30-6 p.m. served in VUHS cafeteria. RSVP by Oct. 19, at tinyurl.com/ANWSD-forum.  Forum in VUHS Library from 6-8:30 p.m. Childcare provided. All are welcome. Follow-up discussion Thursday, Nov. 8, 5:30-8 p.m.

“The Emigrants” on Screen in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Middlebury Community Classic Film Club continues its fall season, themed “Immigration and Migration,” with this award-winning 1971 film starring Liv Ullmann and Max von Sydow — the story of 19th century Swedes desperate to escape the poverty of their homeland. Free. Discussion to follow. Cookies, popcorn and good coffee. See great films with friends old and new.

 

Friday, Oct. 26

Rummage and bake sale in Salisbury. Friday, Oct. 26, the Salisbury Church, 853 Maple St.

Mt. Abraham hike in Lincoln. Friday, Oct. 26, Lincoln Gap. The Green Mountain Club Breadloaf section leads this strenuous 5.2 mile hike on the Long Trail with an elevation gain of approximately 2,200 feet, some steep pitches, a few areas flat of hiking, but an extremely rocky ascent to the summit leading to phenomenal 360-degree views and rare arctic-alpine plants. More info contact Ruth Penfield at [email protected] or at 802-388-5407. More activities atgmcbreadloaf.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive in Bristol. Friday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mountain Health Center, 74 Munsill Ave.

“Environmental Policy in an Unequal World” symposium in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 26, 12:15-5:45 p.m., Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room, Middlebury College. The 7th Annual International Politics and Economics Symposium will feature 3 guest lecturers: Yvonne Braun, University of Oregon; Catherine Wolfram, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley; and Girma Kebbede, Mount Holyoke College. All will discuss issues affecting African nations. Free and open to the public. More info at middlebury.edu/academics/ipe/IPEsymposium/2018-annual-ipe-symposium.

Newspapers on Wikipedia edit-a-thon in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 26, 3-7 p.m., Wilson Media Lab, Davis Family Library, Middlebury College. A four-hour event designed to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of local Vermont newspapers. Fewer than half of local U.S. newspapers have a page on Wikipedia.

Children’s Halloween Party in Bristol. Friday, Oct. 26, 4:30-9 p.m., Holley Hall. Bristol’s annual celebration of wee ghosties and ghoulies. Food, games and fun, with a showing of Hotel Transylvania at 7 p.m.

Family board game night in Shoreham. Friday, Oct. 26, 5-7 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. Bring your family and come and play some of the library's board games (or bring your own). The Library has Scrabble, Chess, Battleship, Dominoes, Blokus, Connect4, and more. RSVP at [email protected]) or 802-897-2647 to be entered into a prize drawing. Pizza and snacks for everyone who RSVPs.

Katherine Arden “Small Spaces” book party in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 26, 5-7 p.m., Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. Arden, bestselling author of “The Bear and the Nightingale” makes her middle grade debut with a creepy, spellbinding ghost story destined to become a classic. Tricks and treats abound and a deliciously creepy and hair-raising adventure begins.

Pizza bake to support refugees in Ripton. Friday, October 26th, 5-6:30 p.m., Ripton School, 753 Lincoln Rd. The Friends of Ripton School’s (FORS) fall pizza bake. 5th & 6th graders will collect financial donations to help a refugee family from Honduras. Pizza choices include Cheese $12, Pepperoni $15, Harvest Special (roasted root veggies, onion, & goat cheese) $15. Gluten free crust available. More info call 802-388-2208  or email  [email protected] before 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, to place your order.

Halloween Dance in New Haven. Friday, Oct. 26, 6:30-8 p.m. Beeman Academy, North St. More info at 802-453-2331.

NER Out Loud in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m., Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. This fifth-annual event features original prose and poetry from the New England Review literary magazine, read aloud by Middlebury College students from Oratory Now. Stay for the “s’more readings” reception with contributions from student magazines. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

“The Singing Master” on stage in Rochester. Friday, Oct. 26, 7:30-9 p.m., Rochester High School Auditorium, 222 S. Main St. The White River Valley Players present this production of a new original play with music based on the scandalous life of early Vermont shape-note composer Jeremiah Ingalls. Tickets at the door $16/$12 for seniors and students. Advance tickets available at whiterivervalleyplayers.org or call 234-7296 for more info.

Haunted Congregational Church in New Haven. Friday Oct. 26, Times TBA. New Haven Congregational Church. More info at 802-453-5978.

 

Saturday, Oct. 27

Annual pancake breakfast in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Oct. 27, 7:30-10:30 a.m., Ferrisburgh Fire Station, Route 7. Come to the Fire Department’s fundraiser and eat your fill of pancakes and Vermont maple syrup.

Rummage and bake sale in Salisbury. Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., the Salisbury Church, 853 Maple St.

Fill the Firehouse Food Drive in 5-Town area. Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m.-noon, area firehouses. The 5-town area firehouses (Lincoln, Bristol, Monkton, New Haven & Starksboro) will be accepting food and non-perishable donations to benefit the Have A Heart Food Shelf in Bristol. Cash/check donations will also be accepted.

Day of the Morgan Open Barn & raffle day in Weybridge. Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., UVM Morgan Horse Farm, 74 Battell Dr. Continue the tradition of an Open Barn and acknowledge the Governor's Proclamation that Oct. 27, is the Official Day of the Morgan in the State of Vermont. To culminate the season, winning ticket for the Raffle Foal will be chosen. More info at uvm.edu/morgan or 802-388-2011.

MCMC performance in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 27, 10-11 a.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Students from the Middlebury Community Music Center will perform a concert. Free and open to the public.

Soup and sandwich luncheon in Shoreham. Saturday, Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Shoreham Congregational Church, 28 School Rd. Choose from four kinds of homemade soups and three kinds of sandwiches, along with beverages and dessert and chat with neighbors and friends. $8 for adults/$4 for children under 12/ $20 for families. All proceeds benefit the Deacons Emergency Fund. Bring a non-perishable item for the Food Shelf to support those in need as well.

Movement Matters Immersive: “Day of Dance, Free the Voice” with Odeya Nini in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 27, noon, Studio 109, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. A workshop dedicated to vocal expression, sensing the voice, feeling and understanding the physicality of sound, freeing our minds of preconceived ideas of song, and realizing the transformational healing effects we have on ourselves and others when we use our voice with intention and love. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a notebook. More info and registration at vermontdance.org, 802-443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts. Free to Middlebury ID holders.

“La Fanciulla del West” live in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. In the latest Met Live in HD at THT Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, with the heralded return of tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw she loves. 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.

Movement Matters Immersive: “Day of Dance, Fields of Reckoning: An Interspecies Dance” in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 27, 3:30 p.m., The Knoll Organic Garden, Route 125. See this outdoor work-in-progress showing of choreography in the Knoll landscape by Karima Borni, Middlebury Dance Program’s Scholar in Residence. Performers will also include a group of Middlebury students and several four-legged dancers. Light refreshments will be served. Free. More info at 802-443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts.

Annual Trunk or Treat in New Haven. Saturday, Oct. 27, 4-6:30 p.m., New Haven Congregational Church parking lot, Town Hill Road. Vehicle Decorating begins at 4 p.m. and Trunk or Treat will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Haunted Congregational Church in New Haven. Saturday Oct. 27, Times TBA. New Haven Congregational Church. More info at 802-453-5978.

Lasagna dinner and Trunk or Treat in Salisbury. Saturday, Oct. 27, 5-6:30 p.m., Salisbury Community School, 286 Kelly Cross Rd. Held by the Salisbury Volunteer Fire Dept. All encouraged to dress in costume. Tickets $10 adults/$5 children/under 5 free, available at the door. Advance tickets call any Salisbury Firefighter or John Hughes at [email protected].

Annual ham dinner, silent auction and sale in Starksboro. Saturday, Oct. 27, 5 p.m., First Baptist Church, 2806 Route 116, Starksboro village. Menu features baked ham, mashed potatoes, winter squash, cole slaw, homemade baked beans, rolls, a variety of homemade pies, and beverages. Tickets $10 adults/$5 children under 12/$25 family of two adults and two children, additional children at $3 each. More info or to reserve seats call 802-453-5227 or 802-453-2079 Take-outs accommodated. All proceeds benefit restoration of Starksboro Village Meeting House.

Movement Matters Immersive: “Day of Dance, A Solo Voice” in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 27, 6 p.m., Dance Theater, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Over the last seven years, Odeya Nini has investigated extended vocal techniques, resonance, and pure expression, exploring the relationship between mind and body and the various landscapes it can yield. Free. More info at 802-443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts.

“King Pede” card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Town Hall and Community Center, Route 7. A sandwich supper and then on to an evening of fun and card games. King Pede is an unusual game that involves “trick-taking” techniques such as in Hearts and Spades or Pitch. This is a game of fun and skill so come prepared to use your strategic thinking.

Snake Mountain Bluegrass in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Snake Mountain’s “toe-tapping tunes combine the best of modern and traditional bluegrass” (Seven Days) with harmonies and songs that vary in tempo from hard driving ‘breakdowns’ to softer, folk-type arrangements. The group is known for their vocal, instrumental, and original songwriting talents, plus a great sense of humor and onstage banter. Show $20. Dinner and show $45. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 or email [email protected] to reserve.

Kittel & Co. in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. American fiddler, violinist, and composer Jeremy Kittel draws from traditional roots, jazz, Celtic, classical, electronic, and more. He plays alongside genre-bending guitarist Quinn Bachand, hammered dulcimer wizard Simon Chrisman, and phenom mandolinist Josh Pinkham, who wowed audiences here last April. Tickets: $22 Public/$16 Midd ID holder/$10 Youth/$6 Midd student. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

“The Singing Master” on stage in Rochester. Saturday, Oct. 27, 7:30-9 p.m., Rochester High School Auditorium, 222 S. Main St. The White River Valley Players present this production of a new original play with music based on the scandalous life of early Vermont shape-note composer Jeremiah Ingalls. Tickets at the door $16/$12 for seniors and students. Advance tickets available at whiterivervalleyplayers.org or call 234-7296 for more info.

Snake Mountain Bluegrass in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Seven Days said it best: Snake Mountain’s “toe-tapping tunes combine the best of modern and traditional bluegrass”. With harmonies and songs that vary in tempo from “breakdown” to ballad, this popular Addison County group consistently puts on a fun show for everyone. Concert at 7:30 p.m. Concert tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info call 802-247-4295 or [email protected].

 

Sunday, Oct. 28

Page One Literacy Project Halloween party in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 28, 12-2 p.m., Swift House, 25 Stewart Ln. Join the members of Middlebury College Page One Literacy Project for their annual youth Halloween party. Arts and crafts, reading, games and wood will be some of the spooky attractions. Costume included.

Spooktacular in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 28, 1-3 p.m., Middlebury town green. It’s time for another spectacular Spooktacular party. Dig out those costumes and join your kids for games, music, apples, and a trick or treat parade down Main Street. Free.

Towne Meeting in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Always a crowd pleaser, Towne Meeting is known for their powerful vocal harmonies and engaging performances. Oriented in folk, their music branches out into many other genres, from Americana to acoustic rock, and sometimes flirts with country and bluegrass. Part of The Residence’s Sunday Music Series. Free and open to the public. Fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected].

St. Peter’s harvest supper in Vergennes. Sunday, Oct. 28, sittings at 4 and 6 p.m., St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 85 South Maple St. Come enjoy a homemade meal without all the work. Feast on Turkey with all the fixings and homemade pie for dessert. Tickets $10 adults/$5 children 6-12 years/ 5 and under free, available at St. Peter’s rectory or by calling 8902-877-2367.

Addison County Lyme and Tick-Borne Illness support group meeting in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 28, 4-5:30 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. A welcoming environment to support folks from all walks of life and ages who have Lyme disease, with no judgment or bias about treatment options. More info contact Sallie Mack at [email protected].

 

Monday, Oct. 29

Veterans’ luncheon in Middlebury. Monday, Oct. 29, 1 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Calling all Veterans to join this a monthly complimentary luncheon. Come meet other Veterans and friends and enjoy a delicious meal. Free and open to all Veterans. Fully accessible. RSVP required to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected].

Storytelling in Middlebury. Monday, Oct. 29, 4 p.m., Vermont Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. A gathering of anyone interested in listening to and telling stories. “Coffee, tea, cakes and biscuits” started as a menu for snacks, and ended as a story focus. We will provide the eats and you bring the tales to be told.

Financial Aid Workshop in Middlebury. Monday, Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m., Library, Middlebury Union High School, Charles Ave. Vermont Student Assistance Corp. offers this free workshop to help families fill out the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and the Vermont State Grant application. Students and parents should sign up for a FSA ID at fsaid.ed.gov prior to the workshop. Space is limited, so call Guidance to reserve your spot.

Book Discussion in Shoreham. Monday, Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. Come discuss “Warlight” by Michael Ondaatje, a mysterious book that takes place just after World War II. Light refreshments will be served.

“Vermont’s Weather: Past, Present, and Future” with Mark Breen in Ripton. Monday, Oct. 29, 7-9 p.m., Ripton Community House, Route 125, village center. The Ripton Conservation Commission brings Mark Breen, senior meteorologist at the Fairbanks Museum and one of the Eye On The Sky weather forecasters on VPR, to discuss the fundamental pieces of climate, and share his thoughts on what we know, what we don’t know, and how that can help with decision-making. Free.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 30

American Red Cross Blood Drive in Middlebury. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Vermont Hard Cider Company, 1321 Exchange St. and 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Middlebury College, 58 Hepburn Rd.

Piano Recital in Middlebury. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 7-8 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Middlebury College student Gareth Cordery will deliver a sneak preview of some of his upcoming junior year recital repertoire and more. Free and open to the public.

Community rhythm circle with Rob Zollman in Middlebury. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 3 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Join us and have fun while making music. Drumming is emotionally and physically beneficial as it is gentle and supports memory function. It builds community and empowers people to enjoy music in ways they may never have experienced. Free and open to the public. Fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected].

Crime victim listening forum in Middlebury. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 6-7:30 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. The Center for Crime Victim Services hosts this public forum — a safe place to provide an opportunity for all victims and survivors of crime, including business owners and family members, to share their experiences in the criminal justice system with the goal of improving the way the criminal justice system treats victims. Free and open to the public. More info at ccvs.vermont.gov/news/vermont-crime-victim-forums/ or [email protected] for special accommodations.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 31

Trick or Treating at the Residence in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct 31, 4-6 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Otter Creek for trick-or-treating this Halloween. Our residents appreciate seeing all the kids and their costumes, and giving out treats. We will also have a FARE approved, non-food and allergen safe treats & goodies. Event is free and open to the public. Fully accessible.

Trick and trunk gathering in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m., parking lot, Middlebury United Methodist Church, off Seminary St. Good treats for all, games, and cider and donuts offered free in the Fellowship Hall of the church.

 

Thursday, Nov. 1

Senior meal in Bristol. Thursday, Nov. 1, noon, First Baptist Church of Bristol, Park St. Menu includes roast pork and gravy, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce, and yellow cake with maple frosting. Suggested donation $4. To be on the list phone Nancy at 802-453-5276. Come early and talk with friends and make new ones.

Financial Aid Workshop in Brandon. Thursday, Nov. 1, 6-7:30 p.m., Lisa King’s Computer Lab, Otter Valley Union High School, Route 7 South. Vermont Student Assistance Corp. offers this free workshop to help families fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and the Vermont State Grant application. Students and parents should sign up for a FSA ID at fsaid.ed.gov prior to the workshop. Space is limited. Call Guidance to reserve your spot.

“The Turn of the Screw” on stage in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Middlebury Actors Workshop brings Henry Miller’s 1898 Gothic ghost story to life. Tickets $22 adults/$12 students available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

“Havel: The Passion of Thought” on stage in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m., Wright Memorial Theatre, Middlebury College. Richard Romagnoli directs five short and shorter funny, chilling plays by Václav Havel, Samuel Beckett, and Harold Pinter. The evening explores the challenges of exercising individual conscience and the consequences of making unpopular though principled choices Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale Oct. 22. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Friday, Nov. 2

“Your Environmental Road Trip” (YERT) film and talk in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 2, 1:30-3:15 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Join Mark Dixon, filmmaker activist, and public speaker “exploring the frontiers of social change on a finite planet.” Dixon will show the short version of his acclaimed YERT project film which documents his journey to all fifty states during a year long “eco-expedition,” documenting environmental challenges and innovations coast-to-coast.  Q & A to follow. Free and open to the Public.

MALT Annual Impact Report presentation in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 2, 6:30-8 p.m., Aurora Learning Center, 238 Peterson Ter. Come hear keynote speaker Jerry Monkman, renowned conservation photographer, share his story of capturing the work on conservation and the personal connections he has formed with land. His presentation will include featured work from Vermont. Light refreshments served.

Jean-Guihen Queyras, Cello in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. The French cello virtuoso performs some of J. S. Bach’s most beloved music: the six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello. This special event includes a reception at intermission. Reserved seating. Tickets: $28 Public/$22 Midd ID holders/$10 Youth/$6 Midd students. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Breton Fest-Noz in Middlebury. Friday, Nov.2, 7 p.m., Grand Salon, Le Château, Middlebury College. The traditional music, dance, and flavors of Brittany — the “Celtic” region of northwestern France — are highlighted at Middlebury’s first Fest-Noz Join Timothy Cummings (pipes), Jeremiah McLane (accordion), and Alex Kehler (violin and nyckelharpa) in celebrating authentic music, participatory dances, and crêpes and cider. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

“The Turn of the Screw” on stage in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Middlebury Actors Workshop brings Henry Miller’s 1898 Gothic ghost story to life. Tickets $22 adults/$12 students available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

“Havel: The Passion of Thought” on stage in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m., Wright Memorial Theatre, Middlebury College. Richard Romagnoli directs five short and shorter funny, chilling plays by Václav Havel, Samuel Beckett, and Harold Pinter. The evening explores the challenges of exercising individual conscience and the consequences of making unpopular though principled choices Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale Oct. 22. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

“The Singing Master” on stage in Rochester. Friday, Nov. 2, 7:30-9 p.m., Rochester High School Auditorium, 222 S. Main St. The White River Valley Players present this production of a new original play with music based on the scandalous life of early Vermont shape-note composer Jeremiah Ingalls. Tickets at the door $16/$12 for seniors and students. Advance tickets available at whiterivervalleyplayers.org or call 234-7296 for more info.

 

 

Saturday, Nov. 3

Diversified Occupations annual yard sale in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 3, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., D.O Suite, Hannaford Career Center, Charles Ave. Now accepting items for donation. Call 802-382-1025 for pick-up or drop off at the Career Center.

Fall trail work in Hancock/Ripton. Saturday, Nov. 3, meet at Ripton Community House, 3105 Route 125. Green Mountain Club Breadloaf section will do trail maintenance from Middlebury Gap to Sucker Brook shelter. Contact Trail Manager David Morrissey at [email protected] or 802.352.1060 to confirm participation and allow planning for an adequate number of tools and hard hats. Bring water and snacks/lunch. Rain date Sunday, Nov. 4th. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Annual Holiday Bazaar in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Congregational Church of Middlebury, 30 N Pleasant St. A wide variety of gift and personal items: artwork, crafts and other handmade items, toys, books, a room full of “attic treasures” as well as finer things, including jewelry, quilt raffle, and Santa from 10 a.m.-noon. Lunch served in Fellowship Hall or take out. Also on sale, homemade cakes, pies, cookies, breads and more. A Gardening Table will offer a wide variety of indoor and outdoor plants, bulbs and seeds.

Penny Fair in Vergennes. Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 85 S. Maple St. A fun-filled day with a chance to win a variety of great prizes for pennies a chance. Drawings begin at 6:30 p.m.

Dissipated 8 in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2-3 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Middlebury College’s Dissipated Eight returns to sing and  entertain at EastView with their joyful stage presence and exquisite harmonies. Free and open to the public.

Improviso “Ghostly Tales” in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 3, 3:30-5 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. THT’s Improviso workshop participants, aged 8-13 will present the culminating of their work with ghastly tales by Edward Gorey, Edgar Allen Poe, and Henry James’ “Turn of the Screw.”

Turkey Supper in Orwell. Saturday, Nov. 3, 5:30 p.m., Orwell Town Hall, 473 Main St. Turkey, gravy, and all the fixings including homemade rolls and apple crisp. Adults $12/$5 children under 10. Take-out orders available by calling 802-989-2506. Sponsored by the First Congregational Church of Orwell.

Empty Bowl dinner in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 3, 6 p.m., Middlebury United Methodist Church, 47 N. Pleasant St. Enjoy a delicious locally made meal, featuring soups served up in the hand-made pottery bowl of your choice. All proceeds will be split evenly between CVOEO and HOPE food shelves. Tickets $30 per person, including meal, beverage and bowl, available at Middlebury Natural Foods Coop.

Chelsea Berry In Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Berry is a singer-songwriter with the edge, power, and finesse of legends. Her music transcends its indie rock roots and touches listeners with its poetic lyric, bold melodies, and pure, clear, powerful vocals. Show $20. Dinner and show $45. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 or email [email protected] to reserve.

“The Turn of the Screw” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Middlebury Actors Workshop brings Henry Miller’s 1898 Gothic ghost story to life. Tickets $22 adults/$12 students available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

Dana & Susan Robinson perform in Ripton. Saturday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House, 1302 Route 125. 7:30 p.m. open mic followed by featured performers. Tickets $10 general admission/$15 generous admission/$3 kids under 12. Doors open at 7 p.m. More info at rcch.org. Open mic sign up at 802-388-9782.

“Havel: The Passion of Thought” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., Wright Memorial Theatre, Middlebury College. Richard Romagnoli directs five short and shorter funny, chilling plays by Václav Havel, Samuel Beckett, and Harold Pinter. The evening explores the challenges of exercising individual conscience and the consequences of making unpopular though principled choices Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale Oct. 22. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

“The Singing Master” on stage in Rochester. Saturday, Nov. 3, 7:30-9 p.m., Rochester High School Auditorium, 222 S. Main St. The White River Valley Players present this production of a new original play with music based on the scandalous life of early Vermont shape-note composer Jeremiah Ingalls. Tickets at the door $16/$12 for seniors and students. Advance tickets available at whiterivervalleyplayers.org or call 234-7296 for more info.

 

Sunday, Nov. 4

Turkey dinner in New Haven. Sunday, Nov. 4, sittings at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., New Haven Congregational Church, Town Hill Rd. New Haven’s annual dinner with all the fixings, dessert and beverage. Adults $12/6-12 $6/under 6 free. Takeout available. Reservations recommended but walk-ins welcome. Reservations call Betsy at 802-453-2724.

Local women business owners/crafters expo in Vergennes. Sunday, Nov. 4, 12:30-5 p.m., Vergennes Eagles Club, 67 New Haven Rd. Start your holiday shopping while supporting local women business owners and TaeKwon Do KICKS scholarship fund. Raffle prizes will be available. More than 35 vendors will be on hand selling their wares.

“The Turn of the Screw” on stage in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Middlebury Actors Workshop brings Henry Miller’s 1898 Gothic ghost story to life. Tickets $22 adults/$12 students available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

Dick Forman and his Middlebury College big band in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 4, 3:30-5 p.m., dining room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 Eastview Ter. Come hear Dick Forman’s brand of sparkling swing at an afternoon party. Listen or to dance. Free and open to the public.

David Roth in concert in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 4, 4 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. Singer-songwriter Roth has earned top honors at premier songwriter competitions and taken his music, experience and expertise to a wide variety of venues in this and other countries full-time for three decades.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 6

Anne Janson, Flute; Annemieke McLane, Piano in Middlebury. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. The evening features some of the greatest, most popular repertoire for flute and piano. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 7

“Degas: Passion for Perfection” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. In the next installment in the Great Arts Wednesdays series, Director David Bickerstaff tells a fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past masters. Tickets $13 adults/$8 (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.

Bill Lipke on Canadian Veterans’ memorials in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 7, noon, Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St. Lipke, Professor Emeritus, Department of Art at University of Vermont and co-author with Bill Mares of “Grafting Memories: Essays on War and Commemoration” has a Canadian relative who fought in WWI. He will discuss how Canadians have chosen to commemorate their veterans through paintings, photographs, sculptures, and cemeteries. Part of the Sheldon’s series of noon-time talks offered in conjunction with its current exhibit “Doughboys and Flyboys: WWI Stories by Vermonters From the Home and Battlefront.” More info at 802-388-2117 or HenrySheldonMuseum.org.

Middlebury’s Showing Up For Racial Justice film series in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 7, Marquis Theater, 65 Main St. Film and times TBA.

“Political Activism and the Case for Hope” in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center, Middlebury College. Join Black Lives Matter advocate DeRay McKesson for an interactive program about political activism, as McKesson shares how his liberal arts education gives perspective and informs his approach to advocacy. Part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series.

 

Thursday, Nov. 8

Snowy Owl talk in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 8, 6 p.m., Kirk Alumni Center, Middlebury College. Join Audubon’s Annual Dinner, where nationally known author and ornithologist Scott Weidensaul discusses the recent trend of Snowy Owls migrating further south in the winter and research that has shed light on the owl’s life history. Dinner at 6 p.m., $25 adults/$20 children under 12, requires reservation. Presentation at 7:45 is free. More info contact Sue Rasmussen by Nov. 2 at OCAS, Box 938, Middlebury VT 05753, or call 802-897-5411.

Miller Company: In a Rhythm in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m., Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. A suite of dances based on the dynamics of adaptation and translation inspired by the writings of Gertrude Stein, Toni Morrison, and David Foster Wallace, whose voices capture diverse cultural relevancies through their structure of language. Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale Oct. 22. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Friday, Nov. 9

“The Praiseworthy One: Devotional Images of the Prophet Muhammad in Islamic Traditions” in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 9, 12:15 p.m., Sabra Field Lecture Hall (Room 125), Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Christiane Gruber of the University of Michigan explores a number of paintings of the Prophet Muhammad produced in Persian and Turkish lands from the 14th century to the modern day. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Bebe Miller Company: In a Rhythm in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. A suite of dances based on the dynamics of adaptation and translation inspired by the writings of Gertrude Stein, Toni Morrison, and David Foster Wallace, whose voices capture diverse cultural relevancies through their structure of language. Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale Oct. 22. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Gareth Cordery, Piano in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Middlebury student Gareth Cordery performs his junior piano recital, featuring works by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, and Copland. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Saturday, Nov. 10

Chandler Ridge hike in Salisbury. Saturday, Nov. 10. Hike with the Green Mountain Club on this moderate, 5-6 mile round trip, with an 800 ft. ascent/descent. Good views of Green Mountains, Lake Dunmore and Adirondacks from Chandler Ridge. Bring lunch, water; poles recommended. More info contact Ruth Penfield at [email protected] or 802-388-5407. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Maiden Vermont holiday concert in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Tickets $25 adults/$22 students, available soon online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

Lazyman’s lobster or baked ham dinner in Shoreham. Saturday, Nov. 10, seatings at 5 and 6:30 p.m., Shoreham Congregational Church, 28 School Rd. In addition to the main course, you will feast on baked potato, winter squash, salad, homemade rolls, cider, beverages, and homemade pies. $22 for the lobster dinner ($20 for seniors) or $12 for the ham dinner ($10 for seniors). Reservations are required. Call Judy at 802-349-9957. Last chance to purchase tickets ($3 each or 2 for $5) for raffle quilt. Drawing will be during the 6:30 seating.

Contra dance in Cornwall. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7-9:30 p.m., Cornwall Town Hall, Route. 30. Mary Wesley 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? Call 802-462-3722.

Mile Twelve Bluegrass Band in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Mile Twelve has performed extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia and Japan, including major festivals such as Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival and more. Tickets adults $12/seniors and students $10.

Patti Casey and the Wicked Fine Players in Vergennes. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Vergennes native Casey and her new group, the Wicked Fine Players, features members of the much-loved Bluegrass Gospel Project. Doors and cash bar provided by Bar Antidote open at 6:30 p.m.

The Rough and Tumble stop in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. The Rough and Tumble are prolific songwriters and born-travelers, having been on the road, touring with their two dogs since 2015. This folk-Americana duo retraces their mileage back to their footsteps and explores the struggle between going home and being home already when there's no other home and everywhere is home. Show $20. Dinner and show $45. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 or email [email protected] to reserve.

Bebe Miller Company: In a Rhythm in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. A suite of dances based on the dynamics of adaptation and translation inspired by the writings of Gertrude Stein, Toni Morrison, and David Foster Wallace, whose voices capture diverse cultural relevancies through their structure of language. Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale Oct. 22. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

“Havel: The Passion of Thought” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Wright Memorial Theatre, Middlebury College. Richard Romagnoli directs five short and shorter funny, chilling plays by Václav Havel, Samuel Beckett, and Harold Pinter. The evening explores the challenges of exercising individual conscience and the consequences of making unpopular though principled choices Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale Oct. 22. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Middlebury College Orchestra performs in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Join the College Orchestra, under its new director Evan Bennett, as it explores major works from the classical to the present. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Sunday, Nov. 11

No Strings Marionettes in Brandon. Sunday, Nov. 11, 1:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. All aboard for “The Treasure Hunt,” a swashbuckling hunt for treasure, where Jim is lured out to sea in search of adventure and excitement. Little does he realize the unusual experience about to unfold. A celebration of veterans will begin at 1 p.m. Tickets adults $8/seniors (60 & up), students (17 & under) and military $6/children 5 and under accompanied by an adult free.

The Howard Gospel Choir in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2 and 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. More info TBA. More info available soon online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

Robert Bernheim and Brennan Gauthier in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2 p.m., The Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St. Bernheim and Gauthier will present two WWI gallery talks. Bernheim, Professor from the University of Maine, Augusta, and the great-grandson of a veteran highlighted in the exhibit, will address Post WWI German repercussions following conditions imposed by the Treaty of Versailles, eventually leading to WWII. Gauthier, the senior archaeologist with the Vermont Department of Transportation by day, and a military photography scholar by night will show and discuss images from his collection, dedicated specifically to photographs taken during or directly after the WWI.

 

Monday, Nov. 12

Book discussion in Vergennes. Monday, Nov. 12, 7-8 p.m., Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Join the Bixby Book as they discuss Howard Frank Mosher’s “On Kingdom Mountain.” The group is volunteer-led, and open to the public. The library provides free copies for the group. RSVP to Devin Schrock at 610-888-9358 or [email protected]. Book Club books are given out to attendees at the club meetings first, then the rest are available on a first come first served basis.

Music performance in Middlebury. Monday, Nov. 12, 7:15-8 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Middlebury College Students of Diana Fanning perform a concert. Free and open to the public.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 13

“Behind Wondrous Worlds: A Conservator’s Perspective” in Middlebury. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 4:30 p.m., Sabra Field Lecture Hall (Room 125), Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Objects conservator Linda Lin shares her experiences with the Islamic artworks from the Newark Museum, featured in the current exhibition “Wondrous Worlds: Art and Islam through Time and Place.” Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Book talk in Brandon. Tuesday, Nov 13, 7 p.m., Brandon Public Library, 4 Franklin St. Meet and discuss ““1984” by George Orwell.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 14

Henry Sheldon Museum annual dinner meeting in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m., Kirk Alumni Center, 217 Golf Course Rd. Keynote speaker Stephen Perkins, Executive Director of the Vermont Historical Society will present a talk entitled “The Past, Present, and Future of Historical Societies.” A lifelong Vermonter, Stephen Perkins’ professional career has led him on a path of preserving and celebrating Vermont’s unique history and iconic landscape. Cash bar opens at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., followed by the presentation the talk. Full details including cost and reservations can be found at henrysheldonmuseum.org or by calling 802-388-2117.

St. Bernadette’s turkey Bingo in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov 14, 6:25 p.m., American Legion, 49 Wilson Rd. Quickies 6:15 p.m. Regular play for turkeys and cash prizes at 7 p.m.. Refreshments available.

Book Club meeting in Bridport. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m., Bridport Highway Department Conference Room, Crown Point Rd. at Short St. A discussion of “A Cold Day for Murder,” by Dana Stabenow. We will also make spring book selections. All interested readers welcome. More info call 802-758-2858.

Piano Recital by Students of Diana Fanning in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. The fall concert by Diana Fanning’s students is a popular event celebrating our talented Middlebury pianists. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Thursday, Nov. 15

“Emperor and Poet: Mansa Musa, Al Saheli, and the Unlikely 1325 Friendship that Built Timbuktu and the Mali Empire” in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov.15, 4:30 p.m., Sabra Field Lecture Hall (Room 125), Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Suzanne Preston Blier, Allen Whitehill Clowes Professor of Fine Arts and of African and African American Studies Harvard University presents this lecture on Emperor Mansa Musa of Mali, who in 1325, was the world’s richest man by far. He and his new court architect Al Saheli — a Granada-born poet and lawyer — built Timbuktu into an important architectural and university center at the moment of transition from the medieval world to the modern era. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Friday, Nov. 16

“Eighth Grade” on screen in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. In the first film of the 2018-2019 MNFF Winter Screening Series Elsie Fisher stars as an introverted teenage girl trying to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth grade year. In his feature film directing debut, comedian Bo Burnham deftly encapsulates the awkwardness, angst, self-loathing and reinvention that a teenage girl goes through on the cusp of high school. Tickets $13.

The Johnny Cash Tribute Show in Vergennes. Saturday, Nov.17, 7-9 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Come hear this two-hour tribute to The Man in Black. Johnny Cash tribute artist, George Richard, stars as the “golden-throated” baritone Cash. His band of talented musicians and vocalists shares a great passion for the soulful, iconic music of Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash and the Tennessee Three. Tickets TBA.

Vermont Collegiate Choral Consortium: “Misa Luba” in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Choirs from Middlebury, St. Michael’s, Castleton, and Johnson State are joined by Royal Hartigan and the ensemble Blood Drum Spirit to perform this fascinating mass setting based in Congolese musical idioms. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Saturday, Nov. 17

Kingsland Bay hike in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Nov. 17. Join members of the Green Mountain Club and enjoy this historic site on Lake Champlain on an easy hike with scenic views. Contact leader David Andrews at [email protected] or 802-388-4894 for meeting location and details. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Bingo in Vergennes. Saturday, Nov 17, 5:30-8 p.m., St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 85 South Maple Street. All cash prizes, 50/50 raffle. Refreshments sold. Sponsored by St. Peter’s Cemetery Committee to benefit the on-going efforts to repair headstones.

First Annual Vermont Vocal Competition in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Singers will compete for monetary prizes and potential performance opportunities with BARN OPERA, The Opera Company Of Middlebury, and Southern Vermont Lyric Theatre. A great opportunity to hear some of the emerging operatic artists in the country. Tickets adults $8/seniors and students $6/Children 12 and under free. More info at barnopera.com/competition.

Middlebury College Community Chorus performs in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. The chorus presents its annual concert in celebration of the season of Thanksgiving, performed by Middlebury College students, staff, faculty, and singers from towns throughout the area. Jeff Rehbach, conductor; Tim Guiles, accompanist. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Christal’s 40th Birthday Bash! in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m.-midnight, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The marvelous Christal Brown is inviting everyone to celebrate her 40th birthday at Town Hall Theater. Admission includes food, live DJ, champagne toast, a cash bar and entertainment by Farai Malianga, Evolution, and Christal Brown. All proceeds go to benefit the Town of Middlebury Parks and Recreation Dance Xplorations program. Families with mature teens should feel welcome to party as a family. Tickets $20 general admission/$60 Date night admission (includes two adults and childcare or 1 adult and 2 childcare slots – only 20 slots available). More info at townhalltheater.org.

 

Sunday, Nov. 18

Chipman Hill hike in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 18. Join the fun with the Green Mountain Club’s Young Adventurers Club. While the pace is geared towards younger adventurers (ages 4-8), everyone is welcome. Call or email YAC Leader Lauren Bierman for meeting location and details at 802-349-7498 or [email protected]. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

“Marnie” live in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, *Nov. 18, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The Met Live in HD brings Composer Nico Muhly’s second new opera for the Met with this gripping re-imagining of Winston Graham’s novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities. 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. *Date is different than the Met’s published schedule.

Middlebury College Community Chorus performs in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 18, 3 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. The chorus presents its annual concert in celebration of the season of Thanksgiving, performed by Middlebury College students, staff, faculty, and singers from towns throughout the area. Jeff Rehbach, conductor; Tim Guiles, accompanist. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Saturday, Nov. 24

Caroline Cotter in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd With a captivating soprano voice and award-winning songwriting, Caroline Cotter’s travel inspired songs take listeners all over the world and into the depths of the human heart. Show $20. Dinner and show $45. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 or email [email protected] to reserve.

Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comics in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 24, time TBA, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Come see this slapstick comedy act like no other. Peers leads over a dozen dogs through challenging and hilarious tricks as he plays the straight man. More info available soon online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 28

Leath Tonino in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 6 p.m., Marquis Theater, 65 Main St. Vermont author Tonino will discuss “The Animal One Thousand Miles Long,” a book of essays she wrote about the state of Vermont

 

Thursday, Nov. 29

“El Norte” on Screen in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 29, 6 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Middlebury Community Classic Film Club continues its fall season, themed “Immigration and Migration.” Fleeing the violence of the Guatemalan civil war, two refugees head north through Mexico to the United States. Their story reverberates powerfully in our own time. Free. Discussion to follow. Cookies, popcorn and good coffee. See great films with friends old and new.

Animations/Concert In Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m., Twilight Auditorium, Middlebury College. Hand-drawn animations from Studio Art courses ART 185 and ART 200 will be screened along with a live concert performance by multifaceted musician and artist Raumshiff Engelmayr. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

The Drowsy Chaperone on stage in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 29, time TBA, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Peasant 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 will go on sale in mid-October.

 

Friday, Nov. 30

The Drowsy Chaperone on stage in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 30, time TBA, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Peasant 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 will go on sale in mid-October.

Jupiter Quartet in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Dr. The quartet celebrates Debussy in this centenary year of his passing, with a program of Ravel and Debussy’s solitary string quartets, plus Dutilleux’s Ainsi la nuit. Pre-concert lecture by Professor of Music Larry Hamberlin, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 221. Reserved seating. Tickets: $28 Public/$22 Midd ID holders/$10 Youth/$6 Midd students. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Fall Dance Concert in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., Dance Theater, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. A dynamic evening of ideas in motion showcasing choreography by emerging student dance artists and the annual Newcomers’ Piece, choreographed this year by the Dance Company of Middlebury under the direction of Lida Winfield. Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale November 12. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

“Men on Boats” on stage in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., Seeler Studio Theater, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. This play by Jaclyn Backhaus is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale Nov. 12. More info at middelbuey.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Saturday, Dec. 1

Holiday pottery sale in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Middlebury Studio School, 2377 Route 7. Find great gifts at great prices at this fundraiser for the Middlebury Studio School.

“Men on Boats” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Seeler Studio Theater, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. This play by Jaclyn Backhaus is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale Nov. 12. More info at middelbuey.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Fall Dance Concert in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Dance Theater, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. A dynamic evening of ideas in motion showcasing choreography by emerging student dance artists and the annual Newcomers’ Piece, choreographed this year by the Dance Company of Middlebury under the direction of Lida Winfield. Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale November 12. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

The Drowsy Chaperone on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 1, time TBA, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Peasant 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 will go on sale in mid-October.

 

Sunday, Dec. 2

“Men on Boats” on stage in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m., Seeler Studio Theater, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. This play by Jaclyn Backhaus is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale Nov. 12. More info at middelbuey.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

The Drowsy Chaperone on stage in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 2, time TBA, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Peasant 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 will go on sale in mid-October.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 4

Warren Miller’s “Face of Winter” on screen in Middlebury. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. New and veteran athletes alike pay tribute to the man who started it all in “Face of Winter,” the 69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment (WME). Tickets, $20 general admission (includes $2 preservation fee). Group tickets available for $17 when purchasing 10 or more tickets (includes $2 preservation fee). available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 5

Moonlight Madness In Brandon. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 4-8 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Square, and other points downtown. Anyone wanting to rent an 8×10 space downstairs or upstairs in the town hall can do so by contacting Debbie Jennings at 802-345-3033 or [email protected]. Vendor fee is $30 per space. Space available on a first come, first served basis.

“The Wyeths: First Family of American Art” in Middlebury. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Shelburne Museum director Thomas Denenberg discusses the Wyeths — N. C. (1882–1945), Andrew (1917–2009), and Jamie (b. 1946) — and offers new perspectives on these three painters. Parts of the Vermont Humanities Council First Wednesdays series.

Warren Miller’s “Face of Winter” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. New and veteran athletes alike pay tribute to the man who started it all in “Face of Winter,” the 69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment (WME). Tickets, $20 general admission (includes $2 preservation fee). Group tickets available for $17 when purchasing 10 or more tickets (includes $2 preservation fee). available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Thursday, Dec. 6

The Drowsy Chaperone on stage in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 6, time TBA, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Peasant 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 will go on sale in mid-October.

 

Friday, Dec. 7

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.

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.

The Drowsy Chaperone on stage in Middlebury. Friday, Dec. 7, time TBA, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Peasant 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 will go on sale in mid-October.

 

Saturday, Dec. 8

The Drowsy Chaperone on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 8, time TBA, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Peasant 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 will go on sale in mid-October.

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 www.BristolVtRec.com

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.

 

Sunday, Dec. 9

The Drowsy Chaperone on stage in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 9, time TBA, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Peasant 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 will go on sale in mid-October.

 

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.

 

Friday, Dec. 14

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” on screen in Middlebury. Friday, Dec. 14, 7 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 1970’s and 80’s 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.

 

Saturday, Dec. 15

“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.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 18

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.

 

Thursday, Dec. 20

“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.

 

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

“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.

Contradance 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

“Three Identical Strangers” on screen in Middlebury. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2 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.

 

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, Feb. 2

“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

Contradance 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.

 

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.

 

Saturday, March 2.

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

“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

Contradance 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.

 

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.

 

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, April 13

Contradance 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.

 

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.

 

LIVE MUSIC

Maiden Vermont in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek.

Medicine Tribe Trio in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., Rough Cut.

Aaron Brush in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m., Rough Cut.

Mark Sikora in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 19, 7-9 p.m., Notte.

**CANCELLED** Moody Amiri in Middlebury. Friday, Oct.19, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Rahim AlHaj Trio* in Middlebury. Friday. Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts*Moody Amiri tickets honored.

Gregory Douglass in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 19, 9 p.m., McCullough Crossroads Café.

Monica Rizzio in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Mark LaVoie, harmonica in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Mark LaVoie in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek.

Mark Sikora in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Rough Cut.

Bob Mackenzie Blues Band. Thursday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., Rough Cut.

MCMC students Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 27, 10-11 a.m., EastView at Middlebury.

Snake Mountain Bluegrass in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Kittel & Co. in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Towne Meeting in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek.

Gareth Cordery in Middlebury. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 7-8 p.m., EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter.

Dissipated 8 in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2-3 p.m., EastView at Middlebury.

Jean-Guihen Queyras, Cello in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Chelsea Berry in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Dana & Susan Robinson perform in Ripton. Saturday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House

Dick Forman and his Middlebury College big band in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 4, 3:30-5 p.m., EastView at Middlebury.

David Roth in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 4, 4 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society.

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Anne Janson, Flute; Annemieke McLane, Piano in Middlebury. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Gareth Cordery, Piano in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Blues Jam in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m., Sister Wicked.

The Rough and Tumble in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Middlebury College Orchestra performs in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Mile Twelve Bluegrass Band in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall.

Patti Casey and the Wicked Fine Players in Vergennes. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House.

Maiden Vermont holiday concert in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater.

The Howard Gospel Choir in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2 and 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater.

Diana Fanning students in Middlebury. Monday, Nov. 12, 7:15-8 p.m., EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter.

Piano Recital by Students of Diana Fanning in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Vermont Collegiate Choral Consortium: “Misa Luba” in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Middlebury College Community Chorus performs in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Middlebury College Community Chorus performs in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 18, 3 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Caroline Cotter in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Jupiter Quartet in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Blues Jam in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m., Rough Cut.

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

Blues Jam in Brandon. Saturday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m., Sister Wicked.

Blues Jam in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m., Rough Cut.

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. On exhibit: “What I saw: Photographs by Anne Majusiak.”

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. On exhibit “Barn Quilt Trail” at the Guild and other downtown locations. Ashley Wolff “Reinventing the View,” Aug. 31-Nov. 3. 247-4956 or brandonartistsguild.com.

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. On exhibit: “Crossing Paths,” “Point of Contact” and “A Brush With Nature: The Art of Lillian Kennedy.”

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. Annual Fall Show Sept. 1-Oct. 28.

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: “Philip Frey: Earth, Water and Sky,” Oct. 1-31.

Edgewater Gallery on the Green. 6 Merchants Row, Middlebury. 989-7419 or edgewatergallery-vt.com. On exhibit: “Rory Jackson: A Valid Attempt” Oct. 1-31.

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. On exhibit: “Waterfowl Wonders and Amusing Animals by three self-taught Addison County Vermont carvers – Gary Starr, Chuck Herrmann, and William Holway,” through Nov. 2018; “Doughboys and Flyboys: WWI Stories by Vermonters from the Home and Battlefront,” July 31- Nov. 11.

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. 14: “Glass on the Water;” “Alnobak: Wearing our Heritage;” “Maritime Glass;” and “Diatoms: Living Glass.”

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.

The M Gallery. 3 Mill St., Middlebury.

Middlebury College Davis Family Library. 443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts. On exhibit: “So very hideous an idea:” Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” “Vital Experiments: Science in 1818.”

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. On exhibit: “Wondrous Worlds: Art and Islam through Time and Place,” Sept. 14-Dec. 2. 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. On exhibit: “Building Independence on Lake Champlain” and “The Faces of Mount Independence;”

Northern Daughters Gallery. 221 Main St., Vergennes. Thursday-Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 877-2173. On Exhibit: “Moving Still: Still life by Pam Smith,” Oct. 4-Nov. 30.

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; “The Fabric of Emancipation: The African Diasporic Lens of American History through Contemporary Fiber Arts,” July 15- Oct. 28.

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.

The Storm Café. 3 Mill St., Middlebury. On exhibit: Cristine Kossow: Pastels. June 19-Aug. 19.

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: “Dimensional Dialogues: Sculpture and paintings by Don and Justin Perdue,” Oct. 5-Nov. 11.

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.

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, 6:30-8:30 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.

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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