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Monday, Feb. 18

WinterFest in Middlebury. Monday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Memorial Sports Center, 296 Buttolph Dr., and Middlebury Rec. Center, 154 Creek Rd. Enjoy the first day of school break with free ice skating and skate rentals from 10 a.m.-noon. Then, head over to the Parks and Rec gym for an afternoon of winter fun with sledding (bring your own sled), cocoa, music, and lots of winter games and activities.

American Red Cross Blood Drive in Brandon. Monday, Feb. 18, noon-5 p.m., Brandon American Legion Post 55, 55 Franklin St (Route 7 S). Call 1-800-Red-Cross (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment. Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting redcrossblood.org/rapidpass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 19

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m., Vergennes Ares Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. SASH Program 11:15 a.m. Meal served at noon of chopped beefsteak with mashed potatoes and gravy, peas and carrots, wheat bread and apple cake. Bring your own place setting. 72 hours advanced notice required. $5 suggested donation. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Book discussion in Bristol. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1 p.m., Lawrence Memorial Library, 40 North St. Come talk about “The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life” by Anu Partanen. Finnish journalist and naturalized American citizen Partenen’s book examines the Nordic way of life and how it can nurture a fairer, happier, more secure, and less stressful society. Books available now at the library.

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

Spencer Prize in Oratory: Grand Championship in Middlebury. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Champions from Atwater, Brainerd, Cook, Ross, and Wonnacott Commons square off in the annual Spencer Prize in Oratory for first-year students. This annual speaking competition awards $1,500 in prizes, including a $500 top prize. Free. More info at 802-443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 20

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Middlebury. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 11:15 a.m., Middlebury Rec Center, 154 Creek Rd. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. for program TBD. Meal served at noon of chicken-n-biscuits, mashed cauliflower, spinach and oranges. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

“Memory Loss and the Creative Arts Part 2: Film and Discussion – ‘Iris’” in Middlebury. Wednesday, Feb. 20, noon, The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Lunch and a film screening followed by a discussion with Luella Richer, expressive writing educator. The Oscar-winning film “Iris” shares an intimate and poignant portrait of the unconventional marriage and lifelong love of philosopher and novelist Iris Murdoch and her literary critic husband John Bayley. Free and open to the public. Fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected].

Future of the Grid: Renewables, Batteries, What 2019 has in store? in Middlebury. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7-8:30 p.m. Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Brian Otley, COO, Green Mountain Power will share his experience managing the grid with renewables, battery storage, and reducing greenhouse gases and discuss the new pricing and energy choices customers will have moving forward in 2019. Questions and Answers included. Free event with light refreshments. Snow Date. March 20, 7-8:30 p.m.

 

Thursday, Feb. 21

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, Feb. 21, Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Program by People’s Bank: Senior Fraud Prevention Class – Don’t be a Scam Victim at 11:15 a.m. Meal served at noon of BBQ pork, vegetable rice pilaf, broccoli florets, wheat bread and applesauce. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

“Decoding U.S.-China Trade” discussion in Middlebury. Thursday, Feb. 21, 3-4:30 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. The fifth of eight weekly sessions of the “Great Decisions” program, a national discussion program on world affairs. Facilitated by Middlebury College Professor Emeritus Nick Clifford with guests. Free and open to the public.

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

 

Friday, Feb. 22

Rummage Sale in Vergennes. Friday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., St. Peter's Parish Hall, 85 S. Maple St. Lots of great, gently used items: clothing, toys, books, puzzles, house hold items, etc. Come fill a bag, prices are by donation. Raising money for St. Peter’s Youth Ministry mission trip to Maryland in June. Refreshments available for purchase around dinner time.

Age Well Senior Luncheon at Rosie’s in Middlebury. Friday, Feb. 22, Route 7 South. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., meal served at noon. Shepherd’s pie with mashed potatoes and vegetables, coleslaw, roll, gingerbread — 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419; $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 388-2287 to inquire.

Bistro concert with Connie and Chris in Middlebury. Friday, Feb. 22, 3:30-4:30 p.m., EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Come hear Family Café guests Connie and Chris (bass, banjo, guitar, accordion, voice) when they perform songs and tunes with sing-alongs interspersed. Free and open to the public.

Yamiche Alcindor speaks in Middlebury. Friday, Feb. 22, 5 p.m., Mead Chapel, Middlebury College. PBS NewsHour White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor will speak on “My Journey through Journalism: A perspective from PBS White House Correspondent.” Alcindor is also a political contributor to NBC News and MSNBC, and has worked as a reporter for USA Today and The New York Times. Alcindor has written mainly about politics and social issues.

Christian Sands performs in Middlebury. Friday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Come hear five-time Grammy Award nominee and Steinway artist Sands and his jazz trio. Not yet 30, Sands is an emerging jazz force to be reckoned with. Tickets $28 adults/$22 Middlebury College faculty, staff, emeriti, and alumni/$10 youth/$6 Middlebury College students, available at 802-443-MIDD (6433) or middlebury.edu/arts/tickets.

 

Saturday, Feb. 23

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

Rummage Sale in New Haven. Saturday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., New Haven Congregational Church, Town Hill Rd. Held by the New Haven Ladies Union. Clothing and books only. More info call Carol at 802-453-5059.

Rummage Sale in Vergennes. Saturday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Peter's Parish Hall, 85 S. Maple St. Lots of great, gently used items: clothing, toys, books, puzzles, house hold items, etc. Come fill a bag, prices are by donation. Raising money for St. Peter’s Youth Ministry mission trip to Maryland in June. Refreshments available for purchase around lunch time.

Teen movie matinee in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 23, 1-3 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Come watch a recent book-to-movie adaptation about teen romance. Free.

Winter tree Identification workshop in Hancock. Saturday, Feb. 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m., 419 Shampeny Hill Rd. How do you identify a tree without its leaves? Join hosts Margi and Owen Rogal and county forester Chris Olson for a walk in the woods and learn to use other characteristics like bark and twigs to ID common Vermont trees in the winter. Sponsored by Vermont Coverts. Cookies and cocoa follow the walk. Bring snowshoes if you have them. Free. Register and more info at [email protected] or 802-877-2777.

“The 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows” on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 23, 3 an 8 p.m., Dana Auditorium, 356 College St. A showcase of 15 thought-provoking, poignant, and very funny animated shorts from around the world. Free.

Richard Ruane and Beth Duquette in Brandon. Saturday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Come hear this Vermont-based acoustic duo performing original music with a clear traditional-roots influence that is steeped in tradition, but of its own time. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call More info at 802-247-4295 or [email protected].

Jorge Martín & Friends on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Join the Opera Company of Middlebury for this premiere of operatic works by celebrated Cuban-American composer and Middlebury resident Jorge Martín. Martín will perform his works with tenor Brian Downen and mezzo-soprano Cherry Duke. A reception will follow the performance. Tickets $20/$30/$40 available at townhallteater.org, 802 382-9222, at the THT box office, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. or at the door, if available.

Beaton/Plasse in concert in Bristol. Saturday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m., Walkover Gallery and Concert Room, 15 Main St. The second show of the Cabin Fever series will feature this Canadian fiddle duo. Tickets $15 in advance/and $20 day of show. For reservations call 802-453-3188 ex 2.

 

Sunday, Feb. 24

Rummage Sale in Vergennes. Sunday, Feb. 24, noon-4 p.m., St. Peter's Parish Hall, 85 S. Maple St. Lots of great, gently used items: clothing, toys, books, puzzles, house hold items, etc. Come fill a bag, prices are by donation. Raising money for St. Peter’s Youth Ministry mission trip to Maryland in June. Last day deals.

“Finding Jesse — How Free & Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont Became a Reality.” in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m., Rokeby, 4334 U.S. Route 7. As part of Rokeby’s Black History Month special programs, historian and museum director emerita Jane Williamson will give an illustrated talk her research to understand more fully the circumstances of fugitives who lived at, or passed through Rokeby, providing an understanding of the Underground Railroad from the point of view of the escapees themselves. Free with cost of admission, 8/adult and $6/students and children age 5 and up.

Moose Crossing in Middlebury. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Moose Crossing is the go-to group for the jazz aficionado looking for classics from Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra, to Miles Davis and John Coltrane, and hard driving funk tunes from Josef Zawinul to Herbie Hancock, with some original jazz music too. Free, open to the public and fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or [email protected].

 

Monday, Feb. 25

Legislative Breakfast in Orwell. Monday, Feb. 25, 7-8:45 a.m., Orwell Fire House, 604 Main St. Talk with local legislators over breakfast. Purchase of breakfast not required to attend but helps defray the cost of opening the hall.

Veterans Luncheon in Middlebury. Monday, Feb. 25, 1 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Calling all Veterans. Join this monthly complimentary luncheon, serving those who have served as a way of sharing our thanks. Come meet other Veterans and friends and enjoy a delicious meal. Free and open to all Veterans. Fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or [email protected].

Middlebury Community Players “Play Date” in Middlebury. Monday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Join potential directors, designers, actors, and other interested theater friends to brainstorm ideas for future. Laughter, conversation, food and drink, door prizes and surprise entertainment.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 26

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 10 a.m., Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Lane. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour, meal served at noon. Turkey burger, vegetables, gravy, diced potatoes, baby carrots, wheat roll, pumpkin pudding. Bring your own place setting, $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 388-2287 to inquire.

AARP lecture: Protecting Against Fraud in Middlebury. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 3 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Learn how to protect yourself from common types of fraud. This lecture will uncover the strategies that scammers use and provides resources to help you defend yourself against their tricks. Free, open to the public and fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or [email protected].

Pottery Show closing reception and student sale in Middlebury. *RESCHEDULED FROM TUESDAY, FEB 12* Tuesday, Feb. 26, 5:30- 7:30 p.m., Middlebury Studio School, 2377 Route 7. Featured artists are Danya Pirie, Leslie Kameny, Kathy Carpenter and Kathy Clarke. The group show displays a range of distinctive works including vases, lamps, mugs, tea sets, Buddhas and rabbits. Work will be available for sale through the end of February. Refreshments served.

“Swing Is The Thing: Introducing Valaida Snow” in Middlebury. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m., Robert A. Jones ’59 Conference Room, Hillcrest Ave. As part of Black History Month activities, novelist and essayist Candace Allen will describe how she unearthed the forgotten life story of jazz artist Valaida Snow (1903-1956), whom Louis Armstrong called the world’s second best trumpet player besides himself.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 27

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Shoreham. Wednesday, Feb. 27, Halfway House, Route 22A. Doors open and meal served at 11 a.m. until all are served. Soup of the day, sandwich of the day, coleslaw, dessert; $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. 72 hours advanced notice required, call Michelle to reserve (802) 377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 388-2287 to inquire.

A Walk in their Shoes: Dementia Simulation in Middlebury. Wednesday, Feb. 27, noon, The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Understand how it feels to manage the many challenges it presents. Allow our Certified Dementia Practitioners to take you through an experience to better create a positive environment for those with dementia. Free, open to the public and fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or [email protected].

Thomas Christopher Greene in Middlebury. *RESCHEDULED FROM WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23* Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. Greene, Montpelier author and founding president of Vermont College of Fine Arts, will read from and discuss his latest novel “The Perfect Liar.” Greene is the author of five critically acclaimed novels including “Mirror Lake” and “The Headmaster's Wife.” His fiction has been translated into thirteen languages and has won many awards and honors.

 

Thursday, Feb. 28

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, Feb. 28, Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Lane. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour, meal served at noon. Fried chicken, red mashed potatoes with sour cream, diced carrots with dill, wheat bread, vanilla pudding with fruit. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation; 72 hours advanced notice required — call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided: call ACTR at 388-2287.

“Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics” discussion in Middlebury. Thursday, Feb. 28, 3-4:30 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. The sixth of eight weekly sessions of the “Great Decisions” program, a national discussion program on world affairs. Facilitated by Middlebury College Professor Emeritus Nick Clifford with guests. Free and open to the public.

“High Noon” on screen in Middlebury. Thursday, Feb. 28, 6-8:30 p.m., Community Meeting Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. The first film in the Middlebury Community Classic Film Club’s new series on courage. This 1952 Western classic pits an honest marshal against a criminal gang out to take over the town. Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly and a wonderful supporting cast create great drama as the moment of truth arrives and courage is called for.

Ragamala Dance Company: Sacred Earth in Middlebury. Thursday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m., Dance Theatre, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Sacred Earth is Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy’s singular vision of the beautiful, fragile relationship between nature and man. Ragamala’s dancers perform with live music to create a sacred space honoring the divinity in the natural world and the sustenance we derive from it. Tickets  $22 Public/$16 Midd ID holder/$10 Youth/$6 Midd students. More info at 802-443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts.

 

Friday, March 1

Changyong Rhee speaks in Middlebury. Friday, March 1, 4:30 p.m., the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Middlebury College. Changyong Rhee in the Director of the Asia Pacific Region of the International Monetary Fund. He will share firsthand insights into his role as Director and advocate for continued dialogue and between players in the international arena with hopes for a peaceful future for the world.

Art opening reception in Brandon. Friday, March 1, 5-7 p.m., Brandon Artists Guild, 7 Center St. Come to the opening reception for the first show in The Brandon Artists Guild 20th anniversary series of themed exhibits honoring our planet. “Art of the Earth” runs through April 30. The public is invited to the opening reception.

Ragamala Dance Company: Sacred Earth in Middlebury. Friday, March 1, 7:30 p.m., Dance Theatre, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Sacred Earth is Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy’s singular vision of the beautiful, fragile relationship between nature and man. Ragamala’s dancers perform with live music to create a sacred space honoring the divinity in the natural world and the sustenance we derive from it. Tickets  $22 Public/$16 Midd ID holder/$10 Youth/$6 Midd students. More info at 802-443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts.

 

Saturday, March 2

New England Bill Koch League Festival in Ripton. Saturday, March 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Rikert Nordic Center, 106 College Cross Rd. A weekend of fun-filled Nordic activities. The festival is the marquee event of the New England Bill Koch Youth Ski League, which promotes the sport of Nordic skiing for kids aged 5 to 13. A silent auction, pasta dinner and awards begins at MUHS at 4:30 p.m. More info at nensa.net/bkl-festival/.

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

Phoebe Stone and Francois Clemmons in Middlebury. Tuesday, March 2, 7-9 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The “New England Review” presents these two Middlebury artists, known for their work in painting, opera, TV, and children’s books, as they read from and discuss their memoirs-in-progress. Readings will be followed by an audience Q&A and a reception in the Jackson Gallery. Free and open to the public.

“Memoir of War” (La Douleur) on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, March 2, 3 and 8 p.m., Dana Auditorium, 356 College St. Paris, 1944. In this haunting adaptation of her autobiographical novel, famed author Marguerite Duras shrewdly navigates the French Resistance and the Gestapo to uncover the whereabouts of her imprisoned husband. Free.

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.

Ana Egge performs in Lincoln. Saturday, March 2, 7:30 p.m., Burnham Hall, 52 E. River Rd. In the next Ripton Community Coffee House concert, held in Lincoln due to repair work at its regular venue, Egge will be joined by Dave Cole on drums and vocals and Alec Spiegelman on bass clarinet, pump organ and vocals. Doors open at 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. open mic followed by featured performers. $10 general admission/$15 generous admission /$3 kids under 12. More artist info at rcch.org. Open mic sign up-802-388-9782 or [email protected].

Piandia in concert in Brandon. Saturday, March 2, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Experience traditional classical Indian music in the intimate setting of Brandon Music when Boston-based Berklee College professors and old friends John Funkhouser on piano and Jerry Leake on tabla come together to perform ragas from North India.

 

Sunday, March 3

New England Bill Koch League Festival in Ripton. Sunday, March 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Rikert Nordic Center, 106 College Cross Rd. A weekend of fun-filled Nordic activities. The festival is the marquee event of the New England Bill Koch Youth Ski League, which promotes the sport of Nordic skiing for kids aged 5 to 13. A silent auction, pasta dinner and awards begins at MUHS at 4:30 p.m. More info at nensa.net/bkl-festival/.

Winter wildlife tracking in Addison. Sunday, March 3, 10 a.m.-noon, Dead Creek Visitor Center, 966 Route 17. Vermonters of all ages are invited to join this guided walk led by Ali Thomas, education manager for the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. Free and open to the public. Registration required. Participants are asked to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for walking in

Step in Trio performs in Brandon. Sunday, March 3, 3 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Come hear acclaimed New York City bassist Joe Fonda, the Italian pianist Carlo Morena and the Chilean Felix LeCaros on drums for this afternoon jazz performance.

 

Tuesday, March 5

Shrove Tuesday pancake supper in Shoreham. Tuesday, March 5, 5-7 p.m., Shoreham Congregational Church, 28 School Rd. Enjoy pancakes or French toast with Vermont maple syrup, sausages, latkes with applesauce or sour cream, and beverages. Tickets $8 adults/$4 children/ $20 family.

 

Wednesday, March 6

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

“Garrow” premier in Middlebury. Wednesday, March 6, TBD, Marquis Theater, 65 Main St. This Thriller/Noir-style feature film centers around the 3 days of testimony of Robert Garrow as he admits to the murders of Alicia Hauck, Daniel Porter, Philip Domblewski and Susan Petz. As the trial proceeds we flash back to and re-create the crime scenes. Kyra Bradford of Vergennes is a member of the cast. May not be appropriate for younger audiences.

 “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.

 

Thursday, March 7

George Matthew Jr. in Middlebury. Thursday, March 7, 12:15-12:45 p.m., St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 3 Main St. The first of St. Stephens 2019 series of free half-hour concerts. Matthew will play a program of Scandinavian Music. Feel free to bring a lunch. Light refreshments provided.

“The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested” discussion in Middlebury. Thursday, March 7, 3-4:30 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. The seventh of eight weekly sessions of the “Great Decisions” program, a national discussion program on world affairs. Facilitated by Middlebury College Professor Emeritus Nick Clifford with guests. Free and open to the public.

 

Friday, March 8

Age Well senior luncheon in Bristol. Friday, March 8, 11:30 a.m., Mary’s Restaurant, Route 116. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., lunch served at noon of French onion soup with parmesan crouton, melted cheddar quiche with bacon and spinach, coleslaw, roasted potatoes, and seasonal cheesecake for dessert. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

“Stealing from Work: Sketch Victims Unit” on stage in Middlebury. Friday, March 8, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Stealing from Work is back with a full show of brand new sketch comedy for a fast-paced evening of lunacy and lampoonery. Actors deftly transform into a different set of characters, alternately spoofing contemporary culture and the political issues of the past and present. Tickets $15, available at townhalltheater.org, 802-382-9222, or in person at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Saturday, March 9

Wildlife walk in Middlebury. Saturday, March 9, 8-10 a.m., Otter View Park, Weybridge St. and Pulp Mill Bridge Rd. Join Otter Creek Audubon and the Middlebury Area Land Trust and help survey birds and other wildlife at Otter View Park and the Hurd Grassland. Meet Otter View parking area. Shorter and longer routes possible. Beginning birders welcome. Come for all or part of the walk. More info call 802-388-1007 or 802-388-6019.

“Transit” on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, March 9, 3 and 8 p.m., Dana Auditorium, 356 College St. As fascism spreads, German refugee Georg (Franz Rogowksi) flees to Marseille and assumes the identity of the dead writer whose transit papers he is carrying. Living among refugees from around the world, Georg falls for Marie (Paula Beer), a mysterious woman searching for her husband. Free.

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

Donna the Buffalo in Middlebury. Saturday, March 9, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Donna the Buffalo offers everything you want in a roots band — songs that matter, a groove that makes you dance, an audience that spans generations, and a musical voice that evokes a sense of community. With opening act The Gary Douglas Band. Tickets $49 orchestra/$39 Balcony plus fees, available at townhalltheater.org, 802-382-9222, or in person at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

The Will Patton Ensemble in Lincoln. Saturday, March 9, 7:30 p.m., Burnham Hall, 52 River Rd. Tickets $10 adults/teens and kids free. Part of the Burnham Music Series. More info at 802-388-6863.

 

Monday, March 11

Legislative Breakfast in Shoreham. Monday, March 11, 7-8:45 a.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. Talk with local legislators over breakfast. Purchase of breakfast not required to attend but helps defray the cost of opening the hall.

 

Wednesday, March 13

“Blindspotting” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, March 13, TBD, Marquis Theatre, 65 Main St. SURJ’s March film follows a parolee with three days left on his sentence, only to have him witness a police shooting that threatens to ruin a lifelong friendship. Starring “Hamilton” alum and Grammy- and Tony-award winning Daveed Diggs.

Crock pot dinner in New Haven. Wednesday, March 13, 6 p.m., New  Haven Congregational Church, Town Hill Rd.  New Haven Ladies Union offers this meal of hearty main dishes, beverage and. Tickets $8. More info call Carol at 802-453-5059.

 

Thursday, March 14

The Mountaineers in Middlebury. Thursday, March 14, 12:15-12:45 p.m., St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 3 Main St. Come hear Middlebury College’s renaissance a capella group. Part of St. Stephen’s free midday concert series. free to bring a lunch. Light refreshments provided.

“State of the State Department and Diplomacy” discussion in Middlebury. Thursday, March 14, 3-4:30 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. The final installment of the “Great Decisions” program, a national discussion program on world affairs. Facilitated by Middlebury College Professor Emeritus Nick Clifford with guests. Free and open to the public.

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section annual meeting and presentation in Middlebury. *RESCHEDULED FROM JAN. 21* Thursday, March. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. Following the business portion the meeting, at 7:30 p.m., the Harrington and McIntosh families of Ripton will present “Short Legs, Long Trail:  Four Summers on the Long Trail,” describing how their two families decided to try backpacking together. More info contact Ruth Penfield at 802-388-5407 or [email protected].

“Of Grief, Garlic and Gratitude: A Night with Kris Francoeur” in Middlebury. Thursday, March 14, 6:30 pm., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. United Way of Addison County and Middlebury Union Middle School Principal, Kris Francoeur, author of the book “Of Grief, Garlic and Gratitude – Sam’s Love Story,” will look into the process of sharing a very personal and difficult story. Free.

U.S. Air Force Heritage Winds Quintet in Vergennes. Thursday, March 14, 7 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Come hear the woodwind quintet component of the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band, dedicated to using the power of music to honor our veterans, inspire patriotism, communicate the Air Force story, and recruit those who are interested in serving our nation. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Free.

“Citizen Science!” in Middlebury. Thursday, March 14, 7 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Otter Creek Audubon’s Cabin Fever lecture series presents Nathaniel Sharp, Citizen Science Outreach Naturalist at the Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Sharp will discuss nature projects Vermonters can participate in. Free. All are welcome. 

 

Saturday, March 16

St. Patrick’s Day breakfast in Shoreham. Saturday, March 16, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Shoreham Congregational Church, 28 School Rd.  Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with corned beef hash or sausages with your pancakes or French toast, egg dishes, home fries, Irish soda bread and Beverages. Tickets $8 Adults/$4 children/$20 families. Bring a non-perishable item for the food shelf to help those in need.

River Watch training in Middlebury. Saturday, March 16, 9-11:30 a.m., Addison County Regional Planning Commission, 14 Seminary St. Learn water quality sampling methods and help protect local waterways at this volunteer training session. Bagels, fruit and locally roasted coffee available starting at 8:30 a.m. More info contact Matthew Witten at 802-434-3236 or [email protected] 

Willowell Boogie Benefit in Lincoln. Saturday, March 16, 6 p.m., Burnham Hall, 52 E. River Rd. Get down to the toe-tapping tunes by Cajun Country and Western swing band Big Night. The evening will include a silent auction, free refreshments, and drinks. All are welcome to this fun-filled evening in support of nature-based programing. Tickets $10 at the door. Kids are free.

Vermont Comedy All-Stars with Tina Friml in Middlebury. Saturday, March 16, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. An evening of the Vermont’s best and brightest comics with Vermont’s Funniest Comedian of 2018 Tina Friml, featuring Tim Bridge, Tracy Dolan and Sky Sandoval. Tickets $15 balcony/$20 main floor, available at townhalltheater.org, 802-382-9222, or in person at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

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.

 

Monday, March 18

Governor’s Breakfast in Middlebury. Monday, March 18, 7-8:45 a.m., American Legion, 49 Wilson Rd. Talk with Gov. Scott over breakfast. Purchase of breakfast not required to attend but helps defray the cost of opening the hall.

“E.B. White: Beyond ‘Charlotte’s Web’” talk in Middlebury. Monday, March 18, 1-2:30 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Join Kathy Hall, bibliographer and fan, when she discusses White’s expansive career, from writing children’s novels, to “New Yorker” essays, to political commentary, to poking fun at “celebrities.” Free and open to the public.

 

Thursday, March 21

Vaughn Watson in Middlebury. Thursday, March 21, 12:15-12:45 p.m., St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 3 Main St. Come here Watson, Dean of the Vermont Chapter of the American Guild of Organists performs an organ recital. Feel free to bring a lunch. Light refreshments provided. Free.

“On Golden Pond” in Middlebury. Thursday, March 21, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The Poor Lost Circus Performers bring this touching, funny and warmly perceptive study of a spirited and lovable elderly couple facing their twilight years to the THT stage. Tickets $20/$17 students, plus fees, available at townhalltheater.org, 802-382-9222, or in person at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Friday, March 22

“On Golden Pond” in Middlebury. Friday, March 22, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The Poor Lost Circus Performers bring this touching, funny and warmly perceptive study of a spirited and lovable elderly couple facing their twilight years to the THT stage. Tickets $20/$17 students, plus fees, available at townhalltheater.org, 802-382-9222, or in person at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Saturday, March 23

“On Golden Pond” in Middlebury. Saturday, March 23, 2 and 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The Poor Lost Circus Performers bring this touching, funny and warmly perceptive study of a spirited and lovable elderly couple facing their twilight years to the THT stage. Tickets $20/$17 students, plus fees, available at townhalltheater.org, 802-382-9222, or in person at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Sunday, March 24

“On Golden Pond” in Middlebury. Sunday, March 24, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The Poor Lost Circus Performers bring this touching, funny and warmly perceptive study of a spirited and lovable elderly couple facing their twilight years to the THT stage. Tickets $20/$17 students, plus fees, available at townhalltheater.org, 802-382-9222, or in person at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Monday, March 25,

Legislative Breakfast in Salisbury. Monday, March 25, 7-8:45 a.m., Congregational Church of Salisbury, 853 Maple St. Talk with local legislators over breakfast. Purchase of breakfast not required to attend but helps defray the cost of opening the hall.

 

Thursday, March 28

“The Color Purple” on screen in Middlebury. Thursday, March 28, 6-8:30 p.m., Community Meeting Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. The Middlebury Community Classic Film Club courage series presents the quietly powerful story of an African American woman who struggles against racism and abuse to finally prevail. It is also the story of a community facing those same challenges. Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, and Oprah Winfrey, bring Alice Walker’s 1982 Pulitzer Prize winning novel vividly to the screen.

The Black Feathers in Middlebury. Thursday, March 28, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. This U.K band blends Americana, Folk, and Acoustic Indie Rock sensibilities, weaving in traditional influences so thoroughly that they become the warp and weft of fresh creations. Tickets $15/$20/$25, available at townhalltheater.org, 802-382-9222, or in person at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Saturday, March 30

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

 

Monday, April 1

Ag Lunch in Bridport. Monday, April 1, noon-1:45 p.m., Bridport Grange Hall, Route 22A and 125. The annual ag lunch, where you can talk with local legislators about pressing ag issues. Purchase of lunch not required to attend but helps defray the cost of opening the hall.

 

Wednesday, April 3

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

 

Saturday, April 6

A Story’s a Story- A Benefit for North Branch School in Middlebury. Saturday, April 6, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Deborah Lubar portrays two wild old immigrant women, one an Italian Catholic and the other a Polish Jew, neighbors and friends on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. All proceeds go to support the North Branch School’s financial aid program. Tickets $15 senior and student/$20 general/$50 generous/$100 extra generous, available at townhalltheater.org, 802-382-9222, or in person at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Monday, April 8

Legislative Breakfast in Weybridge. Monday, April 8, 7-8:45 a.m., Weybridge Congregational Church, 2790 Weybridge Rd. Talk with local legislators over breakfast. Purchase of breakfast not required to attend but helps defray the cost of opening the hall.

 

Saturday, April 13

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

 

Monday, April 15

Legislative Breakfast in New Haven. Monday, April 15, 7-8:45 a.m., New Haven Congregational Church, Town Hill Rd. Talk with local legislators over breakfast. Purchase of breakfast not required to attend but helps defray the cost of opening the hall.

 

Wednesday, April 17

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

 

Thursday, April 18

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

 

Monday, April 22

Legislative Breakfast in Whiting. Monday, April 22, 7-8:45 a.m., 29 S. Main St. Talk with local legislators over breakfast. Purchase of breakfast not required to attend but helps defray the cost of opening the hall.

 

Thursday, April 25

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on stage in Middlebury. Thursday, April 25, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Winner of two 2005 Tony Awards, this musical puts audiences front and center at one of the quirkiest competitive events of the school year. Six awkward middle-school spellers try to keep their cool and win the bee while three well-intentioned adults run the show. Tickets available at Town Hall Theater Box Office.

 

Friday, April 26

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on stage in Middlebury. Friday, April 26, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Winner of two 2005 Tony Awards, this musical puts audiences front and center at one of the quirkiest competitive events of the school year. Six awkward middle-school spellers try to keep their cool and win the bee while three well-intentioned adults run the show. Tickets available at Town Hall Theater Box Office.

 

Saturday, April 27

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, April 27, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Winner of two 2005 Tony Awards, this musical puts audiences front and center at one of the quirkiest competitive events of the school year. Six awkward middle-school spellers try to keep their cool and win the bee while three well-intentioned adults run the show. Tickets available at Town Hall Theater Box Office.

 

Sunday, April 28

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on stage in Middlebury. Sunday, April 28, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Winner of two 2005 Tony Awards, this musical puts audiences front and center at one of the quirkiest competitive events of the school year. Six awkward middle-school spellers try to keep their cool and win the bee while three well-intentioned adults run the show. Tickets available at Town Hall Theater Box Office.

 

Monday, April 29

Legislative Breakfast in Granville. Monday, April 29, 7-8:45 a.m., Granville Grange Hall, 82 Post Office Hill Rd. Talk with local legislators over breakfast. Purchase of breakfast not required to attend but helps defray the cost of opening the hall.

 

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.

 

Thursday, May 2

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on stage in Middlebury. Thursday, May 2, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Winner of two 2005 Tony Awards, this musical puts audiences front and center at one of the quirkiest competitive events of the school year. Six awkward middle-school spellers try to keep their cool and win the bee while three well-intentioned adults run the show. Tickets available at Town Hall Theater Box Office.

 

Friday, May 3

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on stage in Middlebury. Friday, May 3, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Winner of two 2005 Tony Awards, this musical puts audiences front and center at one of the quirkiest competitive events of the school year. Six awkward middle-school spellers try to keep their cool and win the bee while three well-intentioned adults run the show. Tickets available at Town Hall Theater Box Office.

 

Saturday, May 4

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, May 4, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Winner of two 2005 Tony Awards, this musical puts audiences front and center at one of the quirkiest competitive events of the school year. Six awkward middle-school spellers try to keep their cool and win the bee while three well-intentioned adults run the show. Tickets available at Town Hall Theater Box Office.

 

Sunday, May 5

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

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on stage in Middlebury. Sunday, May 5, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Winner of two 2005 Tony Awards, this musical puts audiences front and center at one of the quirkiest competitive events of the school year. Six awkward middle-school spellers try to keep their cool and win the bee while three well-intentioned adults run the show. Tickets available at Town Hall Theater Box Office.

 

Wednesday, May 8

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

 

Thursday, May 9

“On the Waterfront” on screen in Middlebury. Sunday, May 5, 6-8:30 p.m., Community Meeting Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Middlebury Community Classic Film Club’s third film this spring pits the power of a violent organization against one imperfect man. Can this lone dockworker stand up to the crushing force of a corrupt union boss and his gang? A story of love, power, ethics and personal crisis starring the young Marlon Brando. Eva Marie Saint, Rod Steiger, Lee J. Cobb and Karl Malden make career-defining performances.

 

Friday, May 10

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

 

Sunday, May 12

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

 

Sunday, May 19

Vermont Sun Triathlon Series in Salisbury. Sunday, May 19, Branbury State Park, 3570 Lake Dunmore Rd. Half Marathon. Includes new aqua/bike option. More info at vermontsuntriathlonseries.com or [email protected].

 

Wednesday, May 22

“What You Didn’t Know about Evangelicalism” in Middlebury. *RESCHEDULED FROM FEB. 6* 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.

 

Monday, June 3

Legislative Breakfast in Bridport. Monday, June 3, Bridport Grange Hall, Route 22A and 125. Talk with local legislators over a breakfast. The last breakfast of the 2019 session. Purchase of breakfast not required to attend but helps defray the cost of opening the hall.

 

Wednesday, June 12

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

 

Thursday, June 13

“The African Queen” on screen in Middlebury. Thursday, June 13, 6-8:30 p.m., Community Meeting Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Middlebury Community Classic Film Club’s final film in their spring series on courage. Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn need courage just to contemplate their dangerous river journey during World War I.

 

Saturday, June 22

Vermont Sun Triathlon Series in Salisbury. Saturday, June 22, Branbury State Park, 3570 Lake Dunmore Rd. Sprint and Olympic distance. Includes new aqua/bike option. More info at vermontsuntriathlonseries.com or [email protected].

 

Sunday, July 14

Vermont Sun Triathlon Series in Salisbury. Sunday, July 14, Branbury State Park, 3570 Lake Dunmore Rd. Sprint distance. Includes new aqua/bike option and the return of the Branbury Classic paddle option. More info at vermontsuntriathlonseries.com or [email protected].

 

Sunday, Aug. 11

Vermont Sun Triathlon Series in Salisbury. Sunday, Aug. 11, Branbury State Park, 3570 Lake Dunmore Rd. Sprint and Olympic distance, including aqua/bike option. More info at vermontsuntriathlonseries.com or [email protected].

 

 

LIVE MUSIC

Rick Hawley in Middlebury. Friday, Feb. 15, 3:30-4:30 p.m., EastView at Middlebury.

Dar Williams in Middlebury. *SOLD OUT*. Friday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater.

Twist of Fate in Middlebury. Friday, February 15, at 9 p.m., Notte.

Carlos Simon in Middlebury. Friday, Feb. 15, 8 p.m., Mahaney Arts Center.

Bob Recupero plays in Middlebury. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek

Jazzou Jones in Middlebury. *RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 31* Sunday, Feb. 17, 3-4 p.m., EastView at Middlebury.

Natasha Koval Paden in Middlebury. Sunday, Feb. 17, 4 p.m., Mahaney Arts Center.

Connie and Chris in Middlebury. Friday, Feb. 22, 3:30-4:30 p.m., EastView at Middlebury.

Christian Sands in Middlebury. Friday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m. Mahaney Arts Center.

Richard Ruane and Beth Duquette in Brandon. Saturday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Jorge Martín & Friends on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater.

Beaton/Plasse in Bristol. Saturday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m., Walkover Gallery and Concert Hall.

Moose Crossing in Middlebury. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek.

Ana Egge in Lincoln. Saturday, March 2, 7:30 p.m., Burnham Hall.

Piandia in Brandon. Saturday, March 2, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Step in Trio performs in Brandon. Sunday, March 3, 3 p.m., Brandon Music.

Donna the Buffalo in Middlebury. Saturday, March 9, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater

The Will Patton Ensemble in Lincoln. Saturday, March 9, 7:30 p.m., Burnham Hall

The Mountaineers in Middlebury. Thursday, March 14, 12:15-12:45 p.m., St. Stephens Episcopal Church

U.S. Air Force Heritage Winds Quintet in Vergennes. Thursday, March 14, 7 p.m., Vergennes Opera House.

Big Night in Lincoln. Saturday, March 16, 6 p.m., Burnham Hall.

Vaughn Watson in Middlebury. Thursday, March 21, 12:15-12:45 p.m., St. Stephens Episcopal Church

The Black Feathers in Middlebury. Thursday, March 28, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater

Jazzou Jones in Middlebury. *RESCHEDULED FROM FEB. 17* Sunday, March 31, 3 p.m., EastView at Middlebury.

 

 

 

ONGOING EVENTS

By category: Farmers’ Markets; Sports, Clubs & Organizations; Government & Politics; Bingo; Fundraising Sales; Dance, Music, Arts & Education; Health & Wellness; Kids and 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.

 

KIDS & PARENTING

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

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, 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.

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.

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.

Kids Café and Afternoon Adventures, Saturdays 12:30-5 p.m.; Marquis Theater, 65 Main St., Middlebury.

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

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.

Open Play in Bristol. Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Oct.-May, Holley Hall. Free. Bristol Rec 802-453-5885 or bristolvt.myrec.com.

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.

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

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

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.

Tot Time open gym in Middlebury. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon. Middlebury Rec Center. 154 Creek Rd. $2 per drop-in or buy discounted punch cards.

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.

 

SPORTS

Adult Co-ed Basketball in Middlebury. Wednesdays, 8-10 p.m. Middlebury Rec Center, 154 Creek Rd. Bryan Jones, 989-8399. $2 per drop-in, $20 for 14 with punch card.

Adult Co-ed Volleyball in Middlebury. Mondays, 8-10 p.m., Middlebury Rec Center, 154 Creek Rd. Bryan Jones, 989-8399. $2 per drop-in, $20 for 14 with punch card.

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

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.

Pickleball in Middlebury. Daily, times vary. Middlebury Rec. Center, 154 Creek Rd. Go to acpickleball.weebly.com/sign-up-to-play.html for more info. $2 per drop-in, $10 for six or $20 for 14 with punch card.

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

 

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Addison Central Teens. Drop-in hours: Monday-Friday, 3-6 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. Free or minimal cost. Info: middteens.org.

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.

MiddMUGG, (Middlebury MacIntosh Users Group), First Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St.

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.

 

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

Adult West African Drumming Drop-in in Bristol. Sundays, 5-6:30 p.m., Sept.-June, Holley Hall. $20/session. Bristol Rec. 453-5885 or bristolvt.myrec.com.

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. Sundays and Tuesdays, Jan. 27-Feb. 12, 7-8:30p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 221, 72 Porter Field Rd. Middlebury; Feb. 17 and 19, Mead Chapel, Middlebury. 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.

Music and dancing lessons in Cornwall. Fridays, 4-5 p.m., Cornwall Town Hall.

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 & WELLNESS

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.

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. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-4 p.m. Middlebury Rec Center, 154 Creek Rd.

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.

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].

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.

Inner Wave Silat in Middlebury. Mondays and Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Middlebury Rec Center, 154 Creek Rd. Michael Bright, 802-377-5159. $2 gym fee plus $5 donation.

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

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 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].

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].

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.

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 Under the Dome, Fridays Jan. 4-25, Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St., Vergennes.

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.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) support group in Bristol. 3rd Mondays, 5 p.m., Holley Hall, 1 South St.

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.

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. 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 8-10 a.m., adults $9/children $4.50. Fundraiser for Veterans’ programs. Pancakes with VT maple syrup, sausage with gravy and biscuits, corned beef hash, bacon, hash browns, eggs, 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 Nov. and Dec. 2019. VFW Post 7823, 530 Exchange Street. $11 per person. Proceeds to benefit the Veterans’ programs.

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

 

ART EXHIBITS & MUSEUMS

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

ARTSight Gallery. 6 South St., Bristol.

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

Bixby Memorial Library, Vergennes. 877-2211.

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

Brandon Artists’ Guild. 7 Center St., Brandon. Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. On exhibit: “Art of the Earth” March 1-April 30.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Edgewater Gallery at Middlebury Falls. 1 Mill St., Middlebury. 989-7419 or edgewatergallery-vt.com.

Edgewater Gallery on the Green. 6 Merchants Row, Middlebury. 989-7419 or edgewatergallery-vt.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Middlebury College Johnson Memorial Building. 443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts. On exhibit: Winter Term Studio Art Exhibition, Jan. 31- Feb. 14

Middlebury College Museum of Art. 72 Porter Field/Route 30 South. 443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts. Museum is closed Mondays. On exhibit: “50 x 50: Collecting for the Middlebury College Museum of Art,” Jan 25-Aug. 11.

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

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

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

Orwell Free Library. 948-2041.

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

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

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

PhotoPlace Gallery. 3 Park St., Middlebury. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday by appointment. Info: 388-4500 or vtphotoworkplace.com.

Rokeby Museum. Route 7, Ferrisburgh. 877-3406. On exhibit: “Free and Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont,” permanent. Open May-October and Sundays in February, noon-5 p.m., for Black History Month.

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

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

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

Stone Leaf Tea House. Marble Works, Middlebury.

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

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

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

Town Hall Theater Jackson Gallery. Merchants Row, Middlebury. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. 382-9222. On Exhibit: The Light Show, Feb. 15-March 24.

Vermont Folklife Center. 88 Main St., Middlebury. On exhibit: “Ice Shan2ties: Fishing, People & Culture — Photographs by Federico Pardo; Interviews by the Vermont Folklife Center.” Feb. 15 –summer 2019.

,” 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.; Tuesdays and Fridays, 12:30-5 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Art Studio with Linda Francis, Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m.; Story hour Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon; Writing Group with Jay Dubberly, Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., Bridge Club, Mondays, 1-4 p.m.; First Friday free movies, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Free Family Movie night: Fourth Fridays, 6:30-8:30 p.m; Book Club 2nd Mondays, 7-8 p.m.; Beginner/intermediate Tai Chi, Mondays & Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon; Advanced Tai Chi, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon.

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. Childrens room closes 15 minutes earlier. Baby and toddler storytime, Tuesdays, 10:30-11:25 a.m.; Preschool storytime, Fridays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Library Explorers (K-3rd) storytime, Wednesdays, 3:30-4:15 p.m.; Family storytime, Saturdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Youth Media Lab (grade 4 and up), Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Storymatters: a monthly story circle, Wednesdays, 4 p.m. Teen Advisory Group (grade 6 and up) Saturdays, check library for times. Technology help: Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon; Tuesdays, 3-5 p.m.; Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Fridays noon-2 p.m. Tai Chi for Arthritis; Mondays (basic) and Thursdays (advanced), 4-5 p.m. Otter Creek Poets; Thursdays, 1 p.m. First Wednesday lectures; first Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m. For a complete listing of ongoing and special children’s activities, visit ilsleypubliclibrary.org.

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.-7 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Story time for children and families, Mondays, 10:30-11 a.m.; Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. beginning in Sept. Free walk-in computer help. Reel Film Fridays, Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Book Group, Tuesdays, 1 p.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, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wednesday, 3-6 p.m.; Thursday, 3-6 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Story Time, Friday, 10:30 a.m.; Events listed at orwellfreelibrary.org.

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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