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Thursday, Feb. 22

Free Girl Scouts info session in Monkton. Thursday, Feb. 22, 6-7 p.m., Monkton Volunteer Fire Department, 3747 States Prison Hollow Rd. Girls and their families can meet local Girl Scouts and volunteers, learn about expanded STEM and outdoor programs, enjoy fun, girl-led activities, explore programs and register to become a Girl Scout.

“Look and See” on screen in Ferrisburgh. Thursday, Feb. 22, 7-8:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Town Offices, 3279 Route 7. Join the Ferrisburgh Conservation Commission and Shelburne Farms for a cinematic portrait by filmmaker Laura Dunn of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture, as seen through the mind’s eye of writer, farmer, and activist, Wendell Berry. More info at lookandseefilm.com or [email protected].

“Cultivating an Arborist's Eye - Understanding and Caring for Trees” in New Haven. Thursday, Feb. 22, 7-8:15 p.m., New Haven Town Office, North St. Join local arborist Adam Becker to discuss all things, learn proper techniques to use when choosing, planting, pruning and removing trees of your own, and help plan future community tree-related activities, including New Haven's first annual town-wide tree contest.

Kizuna Dance Performance in Middlebury. Thursday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m., Dance Theater, Mahaney Center for the Arts. Described as “mesmerizing” Cameron McKinney is a New York City-based choreographer, dancer, educator, and author. He founded Kizuna Dance in 2014 with the mission of creating works that celebrate the Japanese language and culture. Program contains adult language. Tickets $15 Public/$12 Middlebury ID holders/$6 Middlebury students, available at https://tinyurl.com/z889lut.

The Spring Street Poets in New Haven. Thursday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m., New Haven Community Library 78 North St. Suite 2. Come hear these lively, thoughtful, and engaging poets share their work. More info call Deborah at 802-453-4015. The library is accessible and the event is free.

Broadway show “Daddy Long Legs” in Middlebury. Thursday, Feb. 22. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Come see this new musical about orphans, inheritance, family, charity, shame, resilience and personal growth. A family-friendly show. Tickets are $18 (plus $2 preservation fee) at townhalltheater.org, 802-382- 9222, at the THT box office, or at the door before show time.

 

Friday, Feb. 23

Age Well senior luncheon in Middlebury. Friday, Feb. 23, 11:30 a.m., Rosie’s, 866 Route 7 South. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., meal served at noon. Tender pot roast with veggies, applesauce, biscuit, beverage, and gingerbread. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle at 802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age.

Boy Scout Troop 539 hosts Story Time in Vergennes. Friday, Feb. 23, 1-2 p.m., Bixby Library 258 Main St. During School Vacation this week our local Boy Scout Troop will be reading stories and earning some badges. Join us and support them. Suggested for ages 3-5 but all are welcome. Sign up in the lobby or by calling 802-877-2211 or email youth Services Librarian Rachel Plant at [email protected].

“Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” on screen in Middlebury. Friday, Feb. 23, 3-5 p.m., Community Room. Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Middlebury Community Classic Film Club presents this timely Jimmy Stewart film. All are welcome. A discussion will follow the film.

Lenten fish fry in Bristol. Friday, Feb. 23, 5-7 p.m., St. Ambrose Parish Hall, 11 School St. Come to the 18th annual season of Fish Fry meals sponsored by St. Ambrose Church. The all-you-can-eat meal includes fired or baked haddock, French fries, cole slaw, beverage and dessert. Tickets $12.50 adults/children 9 and under $6/immediate family of five $37. More info contact St. Ambrose at 802-453-2488.

Art opening in Vergennes. Friday, Feb. 23, 5-8 p.m., Creative Space Gallery, 214 Main St. In “Never Felt Better: Fiber Transformed,” explore the creative potential of the world’s earliest textile in a special exhibition featuring work by gallery member and guest artists. Contemporary fiber artists continue the Bronze Age tradition of transforming wool and other animal hair into fabric. On view through April 8.

Table of Grace community meal in Vergennes. Friday, Feb. 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church, 30 S. Water St. Menu includes Lasagna, salad, bread and dessert. Free.

Poetry out loud in Bristol. Friday, Feb. 23, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Art on Main, 25 Main St.  Calling all poetry lovers. Come to the gallery for a community reading. Bring and read or recite a favorite published poem — from Pablo Neruda to Mary Oliver to the classics like Robert Frost and William Butler Yeats and on to poets many of us may never have heard. A fun and very informal affair so no pressure about presentation.

Broadway show “Daddy Long Legs” in Middlebury. Friday, Feb. 23. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Come see this new musical about orphans, inheritance, family, charity, shame, resilience and personal growth. A family-friendly show. Tickets are $18 (plus $2 preservation fee) at townhalltheater.org, 802-382- 9222, at the THT box office, or at the door before show time.

 

Saturday, Feb. 24

Green Mountain Club walk or snowshoe in Shelburne. Saturday, Feb. 24, Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Rd. Walk or snowshoe the Farm Trail, approx. 4.5 miles from the Welcome Center. Wear appropriate clothing; bring water, a snack and hiking poles if desired. Email or call Ruth Penfield for meeting time and place at 802-388-5407 or [email protected]. For more activities visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

Winter bird presentation and field walk in Addison. Saturday, Feb. 24, 9-noon, Conference Room, Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area, 966 VT Rt. 17. Join VT Fish and Wildlife’s John Buck as he discusses the numerous avian residents who do not fly south for the winter, then take a walk to spot some. Bring binoculars if you have them and wear appropriate clothing and footwear for being outdoors in winter. Free. Limited to 25. More info contact Amy Alfieri at 802-759-2398.

Ladies Union Rummage Sale in New Haven. Saturday, Feb. 24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., New Haven Congregational Church, Town Hill Rd. Clothing and books only. More info contact Carol at 802-453-5059.

Snowshoe/Hike in Starksboro. Saturday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m.-noon, Common Ground Center, 473 Tatro Rd. Vermont Clean Water Network will host a morning of snowshoeing or hiking around the headwaters of Lewis Creek. Learn from a naturalist about special land and aquatic features in a winter landscape. Reflect on sacred interpretations of headwaters as they begin their journey to Lake Champlain. Snowshoes, fun activities, snacks and warm beverages provided.

Winter Fest in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 24, noon-6 p.m., Middlebury Recreational Park and downtown restaurants. The Better Middlebury Partnership hosts this afternoon of all things winter — snow sculpture contest, entertainment, relay races, local food vendors, free skating, Fat bike demos, Hot cocoa and cookies, Bonfire and s’mores, and much more. Tickets $5, Children 5 and under free.

“Force of Nature” ice-skating show in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 24, 5 p.m., Kenyon Arena, Rte. 30. Middlebury College Figure Skating Club’s annual Ice Show features skaters of all ages and abilities, including nationally competitive guest skaters, in a fun and music-filled event. Tickets $6 available at the door or in advance at the College box office. Concessions will be available. Kenyon Arena is fully accessible.

“La Boheme” live stream in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 24, 12:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The World’s most popular opera returns in this MET production with a cast of young stars. A free talk about the opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 11:45 p.m. Tickets: adults $24/$10 students, and are available at 802-382-9222, townhalltheater.org, at the box office Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m., or at the door.

Roast pork dinner in Brandon. Saturday, Feb. 24, 5-7 p.m., Fellowship Hall, Brandon Congregational Church, 1 Carver St. Come and enjoy Roast Pork with applesauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, roasted vegetables, green salad, home made rolls and pies and beverages. A free will offering will be taken.

Formosa Folk on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. The Formosa Quartet returns to Middlebury to perform a folk-influenced program, including Dana Wilson’s Hungarian Folk Songs, Mark O’Connor’s Appalachia Waltz, and Dvorak’s American Quartet. Tickets $16-$26. More info at capitalcityconcerts.org.

The Christine Malcolm Band in Brandon. Saturday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Come hear Malcolm’s Vermont blend of rich original country, folk and blues with a high note of rock. Tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info call 802-247-4295 or e-mail [email protected].

 

Sunday, Feb. 25

Paul Asbell in Middlebury. Sunday, Feb. 25, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Come listen and understand why David Bromberg said this about Paul’s playing ... “I’ve been a fan of Paul’s guitar playing for quite a few years- I think he’s one of the best-kept secrets in American music today!” Free, open to the public and accessible to those with disabilities. Part of The Residence’s Sunday Music series. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or [email protected].

Concert fundraiser in Cornwall. Sunday Feb. 25, 2 p.m., Cornwall Town Hall, Route 30. Traditional music and step dancing, featuring the Bolton/Munkres family band and members of Young Tradition Vermont Touring Group. Admission is freewill donation. All proceeds benefit Young Tradition Vermont. More info at 802-462-3722.

“Force of Nature” ice-skating show in Middlebury. Sunday, Feb. 25, 2 p.m., Kenyon Arena, Rte. 30 Middlebury College Figure Skating Club’s annual Ice Show features skaters of all ages and abilities, including nationally competitive guest skaters, in a fun and music-filled event. Sunday’s show will include the Catamount Blades, UVM’s competitive synchronized skating team. Tickets $6 available at the door or in advance at the College box office. Concessions will be available. Kenyon Arena is fully accessible.

“Sex With Strangers” on stage in Middlebury. Sunday, Feb. 25, 4 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S Pleasant St. Middlebury Actors Workshop present the story of 20-something sex blogger Ethan and unsung 40-ish novelist Olivia and their complicated relationship. (Language warning).

Spirit in Nature annual meeting in Middlebury. Sunday, Feb. 25, 4 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 74 Main St. Following a short official meeting, Rodney Olsen of Vergennes will receive the Eco Spirit Award, given annually “to persons whose lives are illuminated by their appreciation of the beauty, mystery, and preciousness of the natural world.” Open to all.

 

Monday, Feb. 26

Legislative breakfast in Vergennes. Monday, Feb. 26, 7-8:45 a.m., St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 85 S. Maple St. Meet with Addison County legislators and discuss issues important to Addison County. Purchase of breakfast not required to attend but helps our hosts to defray the cost of opening their hall. Sponsored by Bridport Grange 303 and the Addison County Farm Bureau.

Age Well senior luncheon in Bristol. Monday, Feb. 26, 10:45 a.m., Cubbers, 8 Main St. Chef’s Choice — always delicious — includes beverage and dessert. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age.

American Red Cross blood drive in Brandon. Monday, Feb. 26, noon-5 p.m., Brandon American Legion, 550 Franklin St. Walk-in or for an appointment please visit redcrossblood.org.

Storymatters in Middlebury. Monday, Feb. 26, 4 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Join this monthly storytelling gathering. This month’s theme is “Emotions of February.” Enjoy listening and sharing a story if the spirit moves you. And stay warm.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 27

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. – Tuesday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Vergennes. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo, tai chi, and coffee hour. Meal served at noon. Turkey burger, mashed potatoes, gravy, baby carrots, wheat bread, pumpkin pudding. Bring your own place setting. Free transportation may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-1946. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age.

“Roots of Power: Plants and Social Organization in Five Tropical Societies” lecture in Middlebury. Tuesday, Feb. 27, 3 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Middlebury College Anthropology and African Studies professor Michael Sheridan will discuss recent research on how farmers from Tanzania, Cameroon, Papua New Guinea, Tahiti, and St. Vincent use two particular plant species to demonstrate property rights, mark graves, and signify peace and order. Free, open to the public and accessible to those with disabilities. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or [email protected].

Sue Halpern in Middlebury. Tuesday, Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m., Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. Sue Halpern will read from, discuss and sign her new novel, “Summer Hours at the Robbers Library,” a wry, observant look at contemporary life and its refugees.

Quilting demonstrations in Middlebury. Tuesday, Feb. 27, 7-8:30 p.m., American Legion, 49 Wilson Rd. The Milk and Honey Quilters Guild invites anyone who likes to sew to join them for “demonstration stations,” where members will demonstrate interesting tools and techniques. Light refreshments. More info at milkandhoneyquilters.com or [email protected].

 

Wednesday, Feb. 28

Agritourism workshop in in New Haven. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 9 a.m.-noon, Golden Well Farm and Apiaries, 1089 River Rd. Come join a workshop for farmers on agricultural tourism showcasing best practices for safely engaging with visitors. Speakers include Vera Simon-Nobes of Shelburne Farms, Helen Laban of Vermont Fresh Network and Nichole Burke of Goldenwell Farm & Apiary. Cost $10. All payments are a donation to ACORN’s mission and tickets are non-refundable.

Age Well senior luncheon in Shoreham. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 11 a.m., Halfway House, Route 22A. Soup, sandwich, coleslaw, dessert and beverage. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle at 802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age.

CCV info session in Middlebury. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 5-6 p.m., CCV Middlebury, 10 Merchants Row. At “Getting Started at Community College of Vermont (CCV)” learn about translating years of experience into college credit, admissions pathways to UVM, VTC, Castleton, and other Vermont colleges, Tuition-free opportunities for high school students and more. More info at 802-388-3032.

Grief support group in Middlebury. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Hospice Volunteer Services, Maple St., Marble Works. The first meeting of an eight-week group providing support in a compassionate environment. Free. More info and registration at 802-388-4111.

Sophie Shao and Friends perform in Middlebury. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Cellist Shao, winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and top prizes at the Rostropovich and Tchaikovsky competitions, is a versatile and passionate artist whose performances the New York Times called “eloquent, powerful.” Tickets $30 adults/$25 Middlebury College faculty, staff, emeriti, and alumni/$10 youth 18 and under (NEW youth ticket price!)/$6 Middlebury College students, on sale at 802-443-MIDD (6433) or middlebury.edu/arts/tickets.

 

Thursday, March 1

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, March 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo, tai chi, and coffee hour. Meal, served at noon, includes oven-fried chicken, red mashed potatoes with sour cream, diced carrots, wheat bread, and vanilla pudding with fruit. Bring your own place setting. Free transportation may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-1946. Advanced reservations required. $5 suggested donation. Call Michelle at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age.

Senior meal in Bristol. Thursday, March 1, noon, First Baptist Church of Bristol, Park St. Menu includes spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, cottage cheese, garlic bread, and a surprise dessert. Suggested donation $4. To be on the list call 802-453-5276. Come early to meet with friends and make new ones.

The Addison String Quartet performs in Middlebury. Thursday, March 1, Start Time: 12:15-12:45 p.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 3 Main St. The quartet, directed by Emily Sunderman will play as part of St. Stephen’s 7th annual noonday recital series. With Gareth Courdery, pianist, performing Gustav Mahler’s piano quintet. Also on the program is a Bach sonata for unaccompanied violin. Free.

Courageous Stage carnival in Middlebury. Thursday, March 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 South Pleasant St. A family-friendly launch party celebrating Courageous Stage, a new, innovative education organization affiliated with Town Hall Theater. Music by Clint Bierman of the Grift, carnival entertainment, creative games, fire tricks, balloon swords, cotton candy and ice cream, millions of Mardi-Gras beads, a bar and many more surprises. Don’t worry about dinner — there will be tacos. More info contact Lisa Mitchell at 802-388-6124 or [email protected].

Universal primary care talk in Bristol. Thursday, March 1, 7-8:30 p.m., Community Room, 2nd floor, Bristol Fire Station, West St. Join Dr. Deb Richter, single payer healthcare advocate, and Mike Fisher, chief health care advocate at the health care office of Vermont Legal Aid, in a conversation on the universal primary care bill being debated now in the VT House and Senate. Come get informed. All are welcome. Please park only in designated visitor spaces, or along the East side of Firehouse Lane in order to leave firefighter-designated spaces open for emergency use.

 

Friday, March 2

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Middlebury. Friday, March 2, 11 a.m., VFW, 530 Exchange St. Musical guests O’hAnleigh. Join in for a choice of corned beef or cheese ravioli, boiled potatoes and carrots, wheat roll, and Irish cake. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. Advanced tickets required. Call Michelle Eastman at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age.

“Hamlet” on stage in Middlebury. Friday, March 2, 8 p.m., Wright Memorial Theatre, Middlebury College, 96 Chateau Rd. The Bedlam Theater Company presents Shakespeare’s classic play about the emotionally tortured Prince of Denmark. Tickets $28 adults/$22 Middlebury College faculty, staff, emeriti, and alumni/$10 youth 18 and under/$6 for Middlebury College students. On sale at 802-443-MIDD (6433) or middlebury.edu/arts/tickets.

 

Saturday, March 3

Soup and Sandwich Lunch and Bake Sale in Shoreham. Saturday, March 3, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Shoreham Congregational Church, 28 School Rd. Enjoy the fellowship of friends and neighbors and choose from four kinds of soup, several kinds of sandwiches, beverages, and dessert. Tickets $8 adults/$4 children/$20 for families. Bake sale items available separately. Take-out available.

“Movement Matters: Personal Poetics” with Julian Barnett in Middlebury. Saturday, March 3, noon-2 p.m., Room 109, Mahaney Center for the Arts 72 Porter Field Rd. Barnett has been exploring the intersections between the voice and body, language and movement, meaning and abstraction, form and content. The workshop will place these areas of research within the context of performing, through the lens of practice. Free and open to the public.

Game day in Bristol. Saturday, March 3, 2:30-11:30 p.m., Bristol Fire Station, West St. Have fun and play games of all sorts — board games, Euro games, card games, social deduction games, and more. All ages welcome. Bring a favorite game with or stop in to play what’s there. Space limited to 50 people at a time. Parking behind station in designated spots only or along Firehouse Drive. Snacks and drinks will be provided or bring your own.

“My Life as a Zucchini” on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, March 3, 3 and 8 p.m., Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center, 356 College St. In this animated film, Zucchini is taken to a foster home after his mother dies. At first he has trouble adjusting to his new life, but with the help of other orphans, he learns how to love and trust. Free.

Try Hockey for Free in Middlebury. Saturday, March 3, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Memorial Sports Center, 296 Buttolph Dr. Hosted by the Middlebury Amateur Hockey Association, Try Hockey for Free is designed to provide kids between the ages of four and nine with a completely free experience to try youth hockey. A limited amount of equipment is available to borrow. MAHA coaches will be on the ice to assist the children in learning the basics. Youngsters do not need any previous skating or hockey experience. More info at middhockey.com or [email protected].

Carnevale Vergennes “Bungle in the Jungle” in Vergennes. Saturday, March 3, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. An annual fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vergennes, The Vergennes Partnership and the Vergennes Opera House. Great Music, unusual acts, interesting prizes, food, cash bar and dancing, with or without Carnevale costumes. Ticket info TBA.

Yann Falquet and Pascal Gemme in Ripton. Saturday, March 3, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House, Rte. 125. From Montréal street buskers to globally recognized musicians, Falquet and Gemme present an intimate show based on the close musical bond forged by years of touring together. Tickets $10 general admission/$15 generous admission/$3 kids under 12. Doors open at 7 p.m. More artist info at rcch.org. Open mic sign up call 802-388-9782.

“St. Joan” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, March 3, 8 p.m., Wright Memorial Theatre, Middlebury College, 96 Chateau Rd. Shaw’s “Saint Joan,” the story of a divinely inspired woman who challenged the powers of the church, will be staged by the Bedlam Theater Company. Tickets $28 adults/$22 Middlebury College faculty, staff, emeriti, and alumni/$10 youth 18 and under/$6 for Middlebury College students. On sale at 802-443-MIDD (6433) or middlebury.edu/arts/tickets.

 

Sunday, March 4

Birding camp in Brandon. Sunday, March 4, 4 p.m., Brandon Inn, 20 Park St. Naturalist and regular VPR commentator Bridget Butler, aka Vermont’s Bird Diva, will lead a this camp teaching songs and how to view birds of the area.

*Cancelled*  MNFF Oscar Red Carpet Party in Middlebury. Sunday, March 4, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St.

 

Monday, March 5

Sun Style Tai Chi for Beginners 50+ in Bristol. Begins Monday, March 5, 1 p.m., Holley Hall. A series that runs on Mondays and Wednesdays through April 30. Sponsored by Bristol Rec. Department and Age Well. Free. Register at 802-453-5885.

 

Tuesday, March 6

Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinic in Brandon. Tuesday, March 6, 9:30 a.m., Brandon Senior Center, 1591 Forest Dale Rd. Foot clinic $10. No appointment necessary. More info call 802-770-1536.

 

Wednesday, March 7

“Holbein: Eye of the Tudors” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, March 7, 11 a.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Henry the VIII’s court painter recorded the most notorious era in English History. This film examines the life and work of Hans Holbein. Part of THT’s Great Art Wednesdays series. Tickets: adults $13/students $8 available at 802-382-9222, townhalltheater.org, at the box office Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m., or at the door.

Age Well senior luncheon in Middlebury. Wednesday, March 7 11 a.m., Middlebury Recreation Center, 154 Creek Rd. Rec Center – Middlebury. Doors open at 11 a.m. Meal includes cheese lasagna, green salad with veggies and craisins, wheat roll, and fruited Jell-O. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age.

Presidents appointing judges talk in Middlebury. Wednesday, March 7, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Join UVM professor Lisa Holmes as she explains how presidents have long used judicial appointments to tilt the judiciary in one direction or another, and on occasion gaining great political benefit from appointing judges for ideological reasons. Part of the Vermont Humanities Council First Wednesdays series.

 

Thursday, March 8

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, March 8, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo, tai chi, and coffee hour. Meal served at noon. Meal will be BBQ chicken thighs, O’brien red potatoes, spinach, wheat roll, and pumpkin cookie w/raisins. Bring your own place setting. Free transportation may be provided. More info contact ACTR at 802-388-1946. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age.

The “window recital” in Middlebury. Thursday, March 8, 12:15-12:45 p.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 3 Main St. As part of St. Stephen’s 7th annual noonday recital series. George Matthew Jr., organist of St. Stephen’s, plays works reflecting scenes of the new chancel window, including “Leid to the Mountains” by Flor Peeters, Bach’s choral prelude “Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam,” and “Cwm Rhondda” by Paul Manz. Free.

“1968, Fifty Years of Struggle,” conference in Middlebury. Thursday, March 8, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center, Middlebury College . The Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs will host 15 experts to present on an array of topics pertaining to this historically pivotal period. Columbia University professor Todd Gitlin, author of “The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage” will give the keynote address. Free and open to the public. More info at tinyurl.com/yawvuq9d or contact Karlo Skarica at 802-377-9457 or [email protected].

Runa on stage in Middlebury. Thursday, March 8, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Come hear the Innovative Irish folk group as they interweave tunes from Scotland and Ireland with jazz, bluegrass, and even flamenco. Tickets $20 (+ $2 preservation fee) available at townhallteater.org, by calling 802-382-9222, at the THT box office (Mon-Sat, noon-5 pm) or at the door, if available.

 

Friday, March 9

Age Well senior luncheon in Bristol. Friday, March 9, 11:30 a.m., Mary’s at Baldwin Creek, 1868 N. Route 116. 11:30 meal served at noon. Fresh kale Caesar salad, meat lasagna, garlic bread, and warm banana bread with vanilla ice cream. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age.

Lenten fish fry in Bristol. Friday, March 9, 5-7 p.m., St. Ambrose Parish Hall, 11 School St. Come to the 18th annual season of Fish Frys sponsored by St. Ambrose Church. The all-you-can-eat meal includes fired or baked haddock, French fries, cole slaw, beverage and dessert. Tickets $12.50 adults/children 9 and under $6/immediate family of five $37. More info contact St. Ambrose at 802-453-2488.

 

Saturday, March 10

"I can be a writer?” An Intro to Creative Writing workshop in Orwell. Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m.-noon, Orwell Free Library, 473 Main St. Join librarian, poet, and founder of Zig Zag Lit Mag, Muir Haman for a two-hour intro to the creative writing process. Explore some basic concepts, techniques, and at least one writing prompt to help spark your creativity. Bring a writing utensil and paper. Free.

“Semiramide” live in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, March 10, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. A rare MET production about the murderous Queen of Babylon. A free talk about the opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before broadcast at 12:15 p.m. Tickets $24 (plus $2 preservation fee)/$10 students (plus $1 preservation fee) available at townhallteater.org, by calling 802-382-9222, at the THT box office (Mon-Sat, noon-5 pm) or at the door, if available.

“Quilters, the Musical” in Brandon. Saturday, March. 10, 4 p.m., Brandon Inn, 20 Park St. A tender, moving play about a pioneer woman and her daughters that portrays the lot of women on the prairie through music, dance and drama. Free will donation.

Corned beef and cabbage supper in Vergennes. Saturday, March 10, 5-6:30 p.m., Vergennes United Methodist Church, Main St. across from the Opera House. Menu includes corned beef, boiled potatoes, carrots, onions, rolls, dessert and beverage. Tickets $9 adults/$5 children. Takeout orders available. More info at 802-877-3150 for more information.

Contra dance in Cornwall. Saturday, March 10, 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. More info at 802-462-3722.

The Starline Rhythm Boys in Lincoln. Saturday, March 10, 7:30 p.m., Burnham Hall, 52 River Rd. Help the Boys celebrate their 20th anniversary when they take the stage for the Burnham Music series. Tickets $10 for adults; teens and kids are free. Refreshments will be served. More info call 802-388-6863.

Julia Mark performs in Brandon. Saturday, March 10, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. A singer-songwriter and pianist of jazz-inflected folk/pop, Mark writes lyric-driven, optimistically dissonant songs about life on the moon, loss of memory, shifting homes, and palindromes. Tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info call 802-247-4295 or e-mail [email protected].

Music from China in Middlebury. Saturday, March 10, 8 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. The Music From China ensemble has carved a unique place in the music world by playing not only traditional repertoire, but also the latest in contemporary works as well. Tickets: $22 General public/$16 Midd ID holders/$10 Youth (18 and under)/$6 Midd students. *Tickets purchased for the Moody Amiri concert originally scheduled for this date/time will be honored.

 

Sunday, March 11

“Novitiate” on screen in Middlebury. Sunday, March 11, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The MNFF Winter Screening presents this narrative drama directed by Maggie Betts. Watch the trailers, read more about the films and buy tickets at middfilmfest.org. A series pass, covering admission to all six films, is available for $60. Individual tickets to the films are $12. Also available on the THT website, at the THT box office or day of show.

Heliand Consort performs in Brandon. Sunday, March 11, 2:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Flutist Berta Frank, oboist Katie Oprea, clarinetist Elisabeth LeBlanc and bassoonist Rachael Elliott perform “Old World/New World Legends,” an eclectic mix of chamber music and song inspired by old world mythology and new world folk and dance music. More info at heliandconsort.org or 802-735-3611. Tickets $20, may be reserved by calling 802-247-4295 or at [email protected].

 

Monday, March 12

Legislative breakfast in Orwell. Monday, March 12, 7-8:45 a.m., Orwell Fire Station, 604 Main St. Meet with Addison County legislators and discuss issues important to Addison County. Purchase of breakfast not required to attend but helps our hosts to defray the cost of opening their hall. Sponsored by Bridport Grange 303 and the Addison County Farm Bureau.

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Monday, March 12, 11:15 a.m., KB Café, Kennedy Brothers, Main St. Enjoy meat loaf, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, dinner roll, and fruit salad. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle at 802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up.

 

Tuesday, March 13

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, March 13, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Lane. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo, tai chi, and coffee hour. VASA meeting at 11:30. Meal served at noon. Come enjoy a winter barbeque featuring beef and cheddar burgers, baked beans with hot dog pennies, coleslaw with green peppers, wheat bread, and melon. Bring your own place setting. Free transportation may be provided. Call ACTR for more info 802-388-1946. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age.

Growing Mushrooms presentation in Orwell. Tuesday, March 13, 6:30 p.m., Orwell Free Library, 473 Main St. Local mushroom farmers Heather Ewing and Jimmy Horton will share their experiences growing mushrooms. Come learn about the many ways to grow mushrooms, including in your backyard. Free.

 

Wednesday, March 14

Diabetes management program in Bristol. Wednesday, March 14, 9-11:30 a.m., Bristol Federated Church, 37 North St. Seize the opportunity and join this free self-help program to help you manage your condition. Registration required. Contact Michele Butler at 802-388-8860 or [email protected].

“Crime and Punishment” book group in Middlebury. Wednesday, March 14, 10-11 a.m., Community Meeting Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Michael Katz, author of a new translation of Dostoevsky’s classic Russian novel leads this group for those who wish to read and discuss the book during March and April (March 14, March 21, March 28 and April 4). Register by calling the Library at 802-388-4095. Copies of the book available to borrow at the library.

Age Well senior luncheon in Shoreham. Wednesday, March 14, 11 a.m., Halfway House, Route 22A. Enjoy a lunch of homemade meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, beverage, and dessert. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle at 802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age.

Middlebury Community Music Center Salon in Middlebury. Wednesday, March 14, 6:15-7:15 p.m., Middlebury Community Music Center, 6 Main St. Students from a variety of studios gather in MCMC's salon to perform pieces they have been studying in their lessons. Light refreshments are provided and it's free and open to the public.

 

Thursday, March 15

Organ concert in Middlebury. Thursday, March 15, 12:15-12:45 p.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 3 Main St. St. Stephen’s 7th annual noonday recital series presents Frederick DeHaven of Cornwall, organist emeritus of Christ Church, Gross Pointe, Mich., in a program of Couperin, Bach and Brahms. Free.

 

Friday, March 16

Poor Lost Circus Performers in Middlebury. Friday, March 16, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Start Join Poor Lost Circus Performers their inaugural production, “Anne of Green Gables - The Musical!” Follow the exploits of plucky and exuberant orphan Anne Shirley as she comes to be part of the Green Gables family and changes the world for all who meet her. Tickets $20 adults/$18 seniors/$15 student (plus $2 preservation fee) available at bit.ly/aogg18tix. More info at poorlostcircusperformers.com.

 

Saturday, March 17

Addison County River Watch Collaborative meeting in Middlebury. Saturday, March 17, 9-11:30 a.m., Addison County Regional Planning Commission offices, 14 Seminary St. Training session for volunteers interested in collecting water samples on the Otter Creek, Middlebury River, Lemon Fair River, New Haven River, Lewis Creek, and Little Otter Creek. Collections April – Sept. Local bagels and coffee served starting at 8:30 a.m. More info at acrpc.org/programs-services/natural-resources/acrwc/.

Poor Lost Circus Performers in Middlebury. Saturday, March 17, 2-4 p.m., and 7:30-9:30 p.m. Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Start Join Poor Lost Circus Performers their inaugural production, “Anne of Green Gables - The Musical!” Follow the exploits of plucky and exuberant orphan Anne Shirley as she comes to be part of the Green Gables family and changes the world for all who meet her. Tickets $20 adults/$18 seniors/$15 student (plus $2 preservation fee) available at bit.ly/aogg18tix. More info at poorlostcircusperformers.com.

Prydein on stage in Vergennes. Saturday, March 17, 7 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Enjoy St. Patrick’s day with this Celtic rock band, along with the Catamount Bagpipe Band. Doors and cash bar open at 6:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, March 18

Poor Lost Circus Performers in Middlebury. Sunday, March 18, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Start Join Poor Lost Circus Performers their inaugural production, “Anne of Green Gables - The Musical!” Follow the exploits of plucky and exuberant orphan Anne Shirley as she comes to be part of the Green Gables family and changes the world for all who meet her. Tickets $20 adults/$18 seniors/$15 student (plus $2 preservation fee) available at bit.ly/aogg18tix. More info at poorlostcircusperformers.com.

 

Monday, March 19

Legislative breakfast in Shoreham. Monday, March 19, 7-8:45 a.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. Meet with Addison County legislators and discuss issues important to Addison County. Purchase of breakfast not required to attend but helps our hosts to defray the cost of opening their hall. Sponsored by Bridport Grange 303 and the Addison County Farm Bureau.

 

Tuesday, March 20

Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinic in Brandon. Tuesday, March 20, 11 a.m., Conant Square. Foot clinic $10. No appointment necessary. More info call 802-770-1536.

 

Wednesday, March 21

Tobacco cessation program in Middlebury. Wednesday, March. 21, 5 p.m., Porter Medical Center, 115 Porter Dr. Seize the opportunity and join this free program to help you quit. Registration required. Contact Michele Butler at 802-388-8860 or [email protected].

Chunhogarang performs in Middlebury. Wednesday, March 21, 4:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. This six-man ensemble from Korea will feature beautiful traditional Korean Gayageum chamber music pieces with Yanggeum (lute), Jangu (drum), Danso (short flute) and other wind instruments, Saenhwang and Taepyongso.

 

Thursday, March 22

Bach’s 333rd birthday concert in Middlebury. Thursday, March 22, 12:15-12:45 p.m. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 3 Main St. St. Stephen’s 7th Annual noonday recital series presents a celebration of Bach’s birth with a flute sonata, selections from the St. Matthew Passion and organ works, with Ellie Gebarowski-Shafer, soprano, Emily Sunderman, violin, James Berg, flutist and George Matthew Jr., accompanist. Free.

 

Friday, March 23

“Loving Vincent” on screen in Middlebury. Friday, March 23, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Come see Van Gogh’s life and paintings brought to life the world’s first oil painted animated feature film. Tickets: $12 (plus $1 preservation fee)/$7 students (plus $1 preservation fee) available at townhallteater.org, by calling 802-382-9222, at the THT box office (Mon-Sat, noon-5 pm) or at the door, if available.

“The Ecstasy of St. Teresa of Ávila: Artist, Patron, and Context” in Middlebury. Friday, March 23, 12:30 p.m., Sabra Field Lecture Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Dr. Jessica Boehman of CUNY LaGuardia Community College will discuss Middlebury's terracotta relief “The Ecstasy of St. Teresa of Ávila,” which has been attributed to Tommaso Amantini, a Baroque sculptor trained in Bernini's circle in Rome. Part of the Fridays at the Museum series. Free.

Lenten fish fry in Bristol. Friday, March 23, 5-7 p.m., St. Ambrose Parish Hall, 11 School St. Come to the 18th annual season of Fish Frys sponsored by St. Ambrose Church. The all-you-can-eat meal includes fired or baked haddock, French fries, cole slaw, beverage and dessert. Tickets $12.50 adults/children 9 and under $6/immediate family of five $37. More info contact St. Ambrose at 802-453-2488.

Table of Grace community meal in Vergennes. Friday, March 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church, 30 S. Water St. Menu includes chicken and biscuits, stuffing, vegetable, cranberry sauce and dessert. Free.

 

Saturday, March 24

“Young Tradition Touring Group” onstage in Middlebury. Saturday, March 24, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Teen players, singers and dancers perform a traditional music and dance repertoire they have learned over an 8-month experience. Tickets $20 (plus $2 preservation fee) available at townhallteater.org, by calling 802-382-9222, at the THT box office (Mon-Sat, noon-5 pm) or at the door, if available.

 

Sunday, March 25

Champlain Philharmonic in Middlebury. Sunday, March 25, 4 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. In “Lion and Lamb” the philharmonic presents their spring concert with works by Verdi, Grieg, Sibelius and Schubert. Tickets $15 adults/$12 seniors/$5 students (plus $2 preservation fee for adults, $1 for seniors and students) available at townhallteater.org, by calling 802-382-9222, at the THT box office (Mon-Sat, noon-5 pm) or at the door, if available. More info at champlainphilharmonic.org.

 

Monday, March 26

Governor’s breakfast in Middlebury. Monday, March 26, 7-8:45 a.m., American Legion, 49 Wilson Rd. Meet with Governor Phil Scott and Addison County legislators and discuss issues important to Addison County. Purchase of breakfast not required to attend but helps our hosts to defray the cost of opening their hall. Sponsored by Bridport Grange 303 and the Addison County Farm Bureau.

 

Tuesday, March 27

Septic System Maintenance and Best Practices presentation in Orwell. Tuesday, March 27, 7 p.m., Orwell Free Library, 473 Main St. Soil Scientist Sheri Young discusses methods for a healthy and safe septic system. Free.

 

Wednesday, March 28

CCV info session in Middlebury. Wednesday, March. 28, 12:15-1:15 p.m., CCV Middlebury, 10 Merchants Row. At “Getting Started at Community College of Vermont (CCV)” learn about translating years of experience into college credit, admissions pathways to UVM, VTC, Castleton, and other Vermont colleges, Tuition-free opportunities for high school students and more. More info at 802-388-3032.

 

Thursday, March 29

“Orgelgebet” performed in Middlebury. Thursday, March 29, 12:15-12:45 p.m. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 3 Main St. St. Stephen’s 7th annual noonday recital series continues with the story of Holy Week told in the organ music of Bach, Flor Peeters, Piet Kee, Richard Yardumian and Philip James. George Matthew Jr., organist. Free.

 

Friday, March 30

Stealing From Work comedy show in Middlebury. Friday, March 30, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Maple St. Join this comedy sketch team for their first visit to Middlebury. In “The Unbearable Whiteness of Being,” the troupe spoofs contemporary culture and the political climate with local flavor. Tickets $15 (plus $2 preservation fee) available at townhallteater.org, by calling 802-382-9222, at the THT box office (Mon-Sat, noon-5 pm) or at the door, if available.

 

Saturday, March 31

“Cosí Fan Tutte” live in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, March 31, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Mozart’s comedy about the sexes is set in a world inspired by 1950s Coney Island in the MET production. A free talk about the opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before broadcast at 12:15 p.m. Tickets $24 (plus $2 preservation fee)/$10 students (plus $1 preservation fee) available at townhallteater.org, by calling 802-382-9222, at the THT box office (Mon-Sat, noon-5 pm) or at the door, if available.

 

Sunday, April 1

Annual Easter community luncheon in Middlebury. Sunday, April 1, VFW, 530 Exchange St.

 

Monday, April 2

Legislative breakfast in Salisbury. Monday, April 2, 7-8:45 a.m., Congregational Church, Maple St. Meet with Addison County legislators and discuss issues important to Addison County. Purchase of breakfast not required to attend but helps our hosts to defray the cost of opening their hall. Sponsored by Bridport grange 303 and the Addison County Farm Bureau.

 

Wednesday, April 4

Cezanne – Portraits of a Life on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, April 4, 11 a.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The latest installment in THT’s Great Art Wednesdays takes viewers beyond exhibitions to the places Cezanne lived and worked. Tickets $13/$8 (plus $2 preservation fee) available at townhallteater.org, by calling 802-382-9222, at the THT box office (Mon-Sat, noon-5 pm) or at the door, if available.

Understanding scripture lecture in Middlebury. Wednesday, April 4, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Middlebury Professor Emeritus John Keene considers how we come to understand scripture and gain an interfaith reading of the text by stepping back to see it in context. Part of the Vermont Humanities Council First Wednesdays series.

 

Sunday, April 8

“Lady Bird” on screen in Middlebury. Sunday, April 8, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The MNFF Winter Screening Series presents this narrative drama directed by Greta Gerwig.Watch the trailers, read more about the films and buy tickets at middfilmfest.org. A series pass, covering admission to all six films, is available for $60. Individual tickets to the films are $12. Also available on the THT website, at the THT box office or day of show.

 

Monday, April 9

Legislative agriculture lunch in Bridport. Monday, April 9, noon-1:45 p.m., Bridport Grange Hall. Meet with Addison County legislators and discuss issues important to Addison County. The lunch will focus on agriculture issues. Purchase of breakfast not required to attend but helps our hosts to defray the cost of opening their hall. Sponsored by Bridport Grange 303 and the Addison County Farm Bureau.

 

Wednesday, April 11

Middlebury Community Music Center Salon in Middlebury. Wednesday, April 11, 6:15-7:15 p.m., Middlebury Community Music Center, 6 Main St. Students from a variety of studios gather in MCMC's salon to perform pieces they have been studying in their lessons. Light refreshments are provided and it's free and open to the public.

 

Saturday, April 14

Contra dance in Cornwall. Saturday, April 14, 7-9:30 p.m., Cornwall Town Hall, Route 30. Featuring Luke Donforth calling to live banjo and fiddle music by Red Dog Riley. $5-10/person (sliding scale). All are welcome. No experience or partner necessary. More info at 802-462-3722.

 

Monday, April 16

Legislative breakfast in Weybridge. Monday, April 16, 7-8:45 a.m., Congregational Church, 2790 Weybridge Rd. Meet with Addison County legislators and discuss issues important to Addison County. Purchase of breakfast not required to attend but helps our hosts to defray the cost of opening their hall. Sponsored by Bridport Grange 303 and the Addison County Farm Bureau.

Tuesday, April 17

CCV info session in Middlebury. Tuesday, April 17, 12:15-1:15 p.m., CCV Middlebury, 10 Merchants Row. At “Getting Started at Community College of Vermont (CCV)” learn about; translating years of experience into college credit, admissions pathways to UVM, VTC, Castleton, and other Vermont colleges, Tuition-free opportunities for high school students and more. More info at 802-388-3032.

 

Monday, April 23

Legislative breakfast in New Haven. Monday, April 23, 7-8:45 a.m., Congregational Church, Town Hill Rd. Meet with Addison County legislators and discuss issues important to Addison County. Purchase of breakfast not required to attend but helps our hosts to defray the cost of opening their hall. Sponsored by Bridport Grange 303 and the Addison County Farm Bureau.

 

Wednesday, April 25

Tobacco cessation program in Middlebury. Wednesday, April 25, 5 p.m., Porter Medical Center, 115 Porter Dr. Seize the opportunity and join this free program to help you quit. Registration required. Contact Michele Butler at 802-388-8860 or [email protected].

 

Friday, April 27

Table of Grace community meal in Vergennes. Friday, April 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church, 30 S. Water St. Menu includes roast pork, scalloped potatoes, applesauce, vegetable and dessert. Free.

Monday, April 30

Legislative breakfast in Whiting. Monday, April 30, 7-8:45 a.m., Whiting Town Hall, Route 30. Meet with Addison County legislators and discuss issues important to Addison County. Purchase of breakfast not required to attend but helps our hosts to defray the cost of opening their hall. Sponsored by Bridport Grange 303 and the Addison County Farm Bureau.

 

Wednesday, May 2

“Churchill and Roosevelt: The Personal in the Partnership” lecture in Middlebury. Wednesday, May 2, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. UVM History Professor Emeritus Mark A. Stoler examines the important personal relationship between Britain’s Prime Minister and America’s President during their WWII alliance. A Vermont Humanities Council event.

 

Friday, May 5

MCMC Benefit Concert in Middlebury. Saturday, May 5, 1-4 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 South Pleasant St. Come to enjoy music made by MCMC students and support the music center’s education programs.

 

Saturday, May 6

Annual Maple Run in Middlebury. Saturday, May 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., MREMS, 55 Collins Dr. Enjoy scenic routes with views of the Green Mountains and Adirondacks in this USATF-certified half marathon and 2-person relay, and a 3-mile fun run. Well-organized, great t-shirts, live music on course from Middlebury College student bands, and a post-race pancake breakfast with Vermont maple syrup.

 

Wednesday, May 9

Middlebury Community Music Center Salon in Middlebury. Wednesday, May 9, 6:15-7:15 p.m., Middlebury Community Music Center, 6 Main St. Students from a variety of studios gather in MCMC's salon to perform pieces they have been studying in their lessons. Light refreshments are provided and it's free and open to the public.

 

Sunday, May 11

“The Judge” on screen in Middlebury. Friday, May 11, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The MNFF Screening Series presents this documentary directed by Erika Cohn. Watch the trailers, read more about the films and buy tickets at middfilmfest.org. A series pass, covering admission to all six films, is available for $60. Individual tickets to the films are $12. Also available on the THT website, at the THT box office or day of show.

 

Friday, May 25

Table of Grace community meal in Vergennes. Friday, May 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church, 30 S. Water St. Menu includes meatloaf, potatoes, vegetable and dessert. Free.

 

Sunday, June 3

“The Big Meal” on stage in Middlebury. Sunday, June 3, 4 p.m., Stonecutter Spirits, 1197 Exchange St. Somewhere in America, in a typical suburban restaurant on a typical night, Sam and Nicole first meet. Sparks fly. And so begins an expansive tale that traverses five generations of a modern family, from first kiss to final goodbye. A Middlebury Actors Workshop production.

 

Monday, June 4

Legislative breakfast in Bridport. Monday, June 4, 7-8:45 a.m., Grange Hall, Routes 22A and 125. Meet with Addison County legislators and discuss issues important to Addison County. Purchase of breakfast not required to attend but helps our hosts to defray the cost of opening their hall. Sponsored by Bridport Grange 303 and the Addison County Farm Bureau.

 

Friday, June 22

Table of Grace community meal in Vergennes. Friday, June 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church, 30 S. Water St. Menu includes cold ham, salads, bread and dessert. Free.

 

Friday, July 27

Table of Grace community meal in Vergennes. Friday, July 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church, 30 S. Water St. Menu includes rotisserie chicken, assorted summer salads, rolls and dessert. Free.

 

Friday, Aug. 24

Table of Grace community meal in Vergennes. Friday, Aug. 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church, 30 S. Water St. Menu includes hamburgers, hotdogs, potato salad, another salad and dessert. Free.

 

Friday, Sept. 28

Table of Grace community meal in Vergennes. Friday, Sep. 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church, 30 S. Water St. Menu includes chicken and biscuits, stuffing, vegetable, cranberry sauce and dessert. Free.

 

Friday, Oct. 26

Table of Grace community meal in Vergennes. Friday, Oct. 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church, 30 S. Water St. Menu includes roast pork, potatoes, applesauce, vegetable and dessert. Free.

 

Friday, Nov. 16

Table of Grace community meal in Vergennes. Friday, Nov. 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church, 30 S. Water St. Menu includes meatloaf, potatoes, vegetable and dessert. Free.

 

 

LIVE MUSIC

Formosa Folk in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society.

The Christine Malcolm Band in Brandon. Saturday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Twist of Fate in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 24, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Notte (formerly Two Brothers).

Paul Asbell in Middlebury. Sunday, Feb. 25, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek.

Honey in the Hive in Cornwall. Sunday, Feb. 25, 2 p.m., Cornwall Town Hall.

The Addison String Quartet performs in Middlebury. Thursday, March 1, Start Time: 12:15-12:45 p.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.

Horsetraders in Middlebury. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7-10 p.m., Rough Cut.

Yann Falquet and Pascal Gemme in Ripton. Saturday, March 3, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House.

The “window recital” in Middlebury. Thursday, March 8, 12:15-12:45 p.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.

Runa in Middlebury. Thursday, March 8, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater.

Starline Rhythm Boys in Lincoln. Saturday, March 10, 7:30 p.m., Burnham Hall.

Music From China in Middlebury. Saturday, March 10, 8 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Heliand Consort in Brandon. Sunday, March 11, 2:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Organ concert in Middlebury. Thursday, March 15, 12:15-12:45 p.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.

Prydein in Vergennes. Saturday, March 17, 7 p.m., Vergennes Opera House.

Chunhogarang in Middlebury. Wednesday, March. 21, 4:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Bach’s 333rd birthday concert in Middlebury. Thursday, March 22, 12:15-12:45 p.m. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.

Young Tradition Touring Group in Middlebury. Saturday, March 24, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater.

Champlain Philharmonic in Middlebury. Sunday, March 25, 4 p.m., Town Hall Theater.

“Orgelgebet” performed in Middlebury. Thursday, March 29, 12:15-12:45 p.m. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.

Robinson & Rohe in Ripton. Saturday, April 7, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House.

Richard Ruane and Beth Duquette in Ripton. Saturday, May 5, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House.

Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio in Ripton. Saturday, June 2, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House.

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

FARMERS’ MARKETS

Brandon Farmers’ Market. Fridays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., May 26-July 21, Central Park, July 28-through Oct. 20, Crescent Park. Vegetables, flowers, plants, Vermont maple syrup, honey, baked goods, organic beef, goat cheese, hand-crafted and tie-dyed items, jewelry, paintings and more.

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

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

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

SPORTS

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

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

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

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

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

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

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

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

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

BINGO

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

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

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

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

FUNDRAISING SALES

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

Brandon Free Public Library Used Book Sale. Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The 2016 season runs May 4 through mid-October.

Ilsley Public Library Book Sale. First Saturday, 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

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 Robin or Jutta at 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

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].

Line dancing lessons in New Haven. Saturdays, starting March 5, 2016, 6-8 p.m., New Haven Town Hall. All ages. $5 per person. Info: 989-6701 or Facebook.com/ACLineDancers.

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. Open Mic: every 2nd Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Bluegrass Jam: every 4th Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Trivia night: every 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7 p.m. Retro Game Show night 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7 p.m. Live Storytelling: 1st Fridays, 8 p.m. Comedy Thunderdome; 2nd Saturdays, 8 p.m. Movie Roast: 3rd Saturdays, 8 p.m. “Bullsh$1TTN” with Brittain: A Comedy Experience, last Saturdays, 8 p.m.

Middlebury College Community Chorus. Mead Chapel. Open to all singers without auditions. Tuesdays and Sundays, 7-8:30 p.m., Beginning Sept. 12, Mead Chapel. Conductor Jeff Rehbach, 443-5811; manager Mary Longey, 236-7933.

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

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

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

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.

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

HEALTH & PARENTING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Foot clinics. Sponsored by Addison County Home Health and Hospice. Bring basin and towel for foot care. Clinics that fall on holidays will be held the week after on the same day. 388-7259.

Bridport: Grange Hall. First Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Bristol: American Legion. Second Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon.

Middlebury: Commons. Second Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon (9-10 a.m. for Commons residents only).

Middlebury: Russ Sholes. Third Friday, 10 a.m.-noon.

Vergennes: Armory Lane Senior Housing. First Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon (10-11 a.m. for Armory Lane residents only).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ** NOTE: Suspended until Feb. 11.**

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, Feb. 28-April 18.Hospice Volunteer Services, Maple St., Marbleworks.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Narcotics Anonymous Road to Recovery Group. Middlebury. 6 p.m. The Turning Point Center, Creek Road. 388-4249.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preschooler Open Gym in Ferrisburgh. Fridays, 9:30-11 a.m. Oct. 3 through end of April. Closed school holidays. Free play in the gym. Bring trikes, bikes, scooters and helmets. Toddler push carts, wagons, ball and Legos available. Baby blanket area. Birth to 5. Snacks for sale. 877-1534 or 877-1312.

PTSD Support Group in Middlebury. Monday, starting Aug. 16, 5:30 p.m., Turning Point Center, Creek Road. 388-4249.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tai Chi for Arthritis classes. CVAA offers beginner and advanced classes for seniors around Addison County. Call 1-800-642-5119, 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 in Middlebury. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 6-April 24, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St

Tai Chi Sun Style. St Peter’s Parish Hall, Vergennes. Advanced, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9-10 a.m., Jan. 8-April 11 . Beginner/Intermediate, Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:15-11:15 a.m., Jan. 15-April 11.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vet to Vet. Middlebury. Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m. The Turning Point Center in the Marble Works.

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 in the Marble Works. 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. 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. Tracy Corbett, 1-800-642-5119, ext. 1070. Free transportation: ACTR, 388-1946.

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

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

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

Middlebury Congregational Church Community Supper. Friday, 5-6:15 p.m. Free. 388-7634.

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

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

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

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

ART EXHIBITS & MUSEUMS

51 Main. Main Street, Middlebury. 388-8209 or go51main.com.

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. Feb. 23-April 8: Never Felt Better: the Artistry of Transforming Fiber .Reception: Feb.  23. April 20-June 3: The World Around Us: Celebrating Earth Day and the Environment. Reception: April 27. June 15-July 29: Working Metal, Creating Art. Reception/Arts Walk: June 22. Aug. 10-Sept. 21: Printmaking — Small City Prints Big. Reception/Arts Walk: Aug. 24. Oct. 5-Nov. 16: Healing Through Creativity. Reception: Oct. 26. Nov. 23-Jan. 4: Celebrate the Holidays Reception: Nov 23

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

BigTown Gallery, 99 North Main St., Rochester. 767-9670, and 245 Main St., Vergennes. “Nancy Taplin: Painter, A Select Retrospective.” Dec. 7-March 31, in Rochester. bigtowngallery.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. Winter in Vermont, through Jan. 30. Local Student art show, Feb. 2-27. 247-4956 or brandonartistsguild.com.

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

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

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

Bristol Bakery. Main St., Bristol. 453-3280.

Carol’s Hungry Mind Café. Merchants Row, Middlebury, 388-0101.

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. Member artist winter show Jan. 1-Feb. 22. ‘“Never Felt Better,” Feb. 23-April 8.

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. “Our Town: Love, Joy, Sadness, And Baseball — 100 Years Of Photographs From The Sheldon Museum.” March 20-July 8. “American Wood Sculptor John Cross: A Contemporary Figurative Folk Artist.” March 20-July 8.

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. On exhibit: “Winter Into Spring” by the Blue Swans. Feb. 3-March 31.

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. 4472 Basin Harbor Road, Vergennes, 475-2022 or lcmm.org.

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

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

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

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

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

The M Gallery. 3 Mill St., Middlebury.

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

Middlebury College Johnson Memorial Building. 443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts. Winter Term Studio Art Exhibition Thursday, Feb. 1, 8 a.m. to Thursday, Feb. 15, 8 p.m. Mezzanine and Gallery Space 308.

Middlebury College Museum of Art. 72 Porter Field/Route 30 South. 443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts. Museum is closed Mondays. On exhibit: “10 Years: The Cameron Print Project,” Tuesday, Jan. 9-Sunday, April 29. “Power & Piety: Spanish Colonial Art,” Friday, March 1, to Sunday, April 22. Fridays at the museum when classes are in session, at 12:15 p.m.: casual and informative programs ranging from gallery talks to short performances. Free.

Mount Independence State Historic Site. 497 Mount Independence Road, Orwell. 948-2000 or historicsites.vermont.gov/MountIndependence.

Northern Daughters Gallery. 221 Main St., Vergennes. Thursday-Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 877-2173. On Exhibit: "While the Trees Run" Feb. 1-March 11.

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.

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

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

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

Stone Leaf Tea House. Marble Works, Middlebury.

The Storm Café. 3 Mill St., Middlebury.

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: “Elinor Steele Tapestry.” Feb. 10-March 31.

Vermont Folklife Center. 88 Main St., Middlebury. Gallery and shop hours Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission by donation. 388-4964. “Up Home: Hand-Colored Photos by Susanne and Neil Rappaport.” Jan. 15-March 31.

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

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

 

LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Bixby Memorial Library. 258 Main St., Vergennes. 877-2211. Monday, 12:30-7 p.m.; Tuesday, 12:30-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 12:30-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Used book sale 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Saturdays through October. Preschool multi-age story time Thursday, 10:30 a.m.; “Writing the Marathon” with Jay Dubberly, Mondays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 6-8 p.m., Oct; Writing Workshop with Muir Haman, Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.; Monthly table read, last Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. Bridge Workshop, Oct. 12-Dec. 7, 5-7 p.m. Weekly Bridge Mondays, 1-4 p.m.

Brandon Free Public Library. Hours: Wednesday, 4-7 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Magic the Gathering Table Top drop-in gaming, Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.; Storytime (during school year) Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., Fridays, 3:00 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, 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. October-April, Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Baby and Toddler Story Time, Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45 a.m., Jan. 6-May 12. Preschool Story Time, Thursdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Jan. 8-May 14. Saturday Story Time: 10:30-11 a.m., Jan. 3-May 16. Youth Media Lab, Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., for kids in grades 4 and up. The Zone, for grades 4 and up, Wednesdays following the school calendar, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Foodie Friday, Fridays, 3:30-4:30, for kids in grades 4 and up. Storymatters: a monthly story circle, Wednesdays, 4 p.m. For a complete listing of ongoing and special children’s activities, visit ilsleypubliclibrary.org or call the Children’s Room at 388-4097.

Lawrence Memorial Library. 40 North St., Bristol, 453-2366 or lawrencelibrary.net. Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free walk-in computer help. Family Fun and Games, second and fourth Fridays, 3:15 p.m. Lego Club, Wednesdays, 3:15-4:30 p.m., for school-age children. Story time Thursdays 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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

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

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

Platt Memorial Library. Shoreham. 897-2647. Monday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 2 p.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Programs on website: plattlib.org. LEGO challenge hour, second Wednesday of every month, 2:45-3:45 p.m. LEGO build night, third Thursday of every month, 5:30-7 p.m. Summer Programs: Reading Program, June 26-Aug. 3. Preschool story time, M & W 11 a.m., Free kids’ lunch, M, W & Th, noon. Youth activities, M, W & Th, 1 p.m.

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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