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CHIMNEY POINT STATE Historic Site hosts a day-long, multi-disciplinary seminar on the 10th anniversary of the 2009 closing of the 1929 Lake Champlain bridge on Saturday, Oct. 19, 9:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. The event explores the findings, consequences and memories of the historic moment of the bridge closure and aftermath. Space is limited. See calendar for more info.

WHAT A HOOT. This owl doesn't think so, but you might if you attend the owl banding session in Addison on Friday, Oct. 18, 8-11 p.m., at Snake Mountain. Come for the evening or just half an hour. There will be signage as you near the location.

Thursday, Oct. 17

“I Was Never Alone” lecture in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 17, 12:15 p.m., Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center, 356 College St. Cassandra Hartblay (University of Toronto) reflects on the process of co-producing the play in locations worldwide and what happens when performance ethnography is put in conversation with disability theatre ethics and aesthetics. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

“Conservatism After Trump: Reaganism restored or populism forever?” in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 17, 4:30-6 p.m. Dana Auditorium, 356 College St. New York Times columnist Ross Douthat will discuss the way forward for conservatism as part of Middlebury College’s Alexander Hamilton forum.

“Lake Effect” on screen in Ferrisburgh. Thursday, Oct. 17, 5:30-8 p.m., Town Offices and Community Center, 3279 Route 7. Lincoln Creek Association hosts this screening and discussion on the locally-produced documentary, which explores research from Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Dr. Elijah Stommel into a possible connection between blue-green algae blooms that are fed by excess phosphorus in lakes, and the neurodegenerative disease ALS. Refreshments served. Free and open to all.

Strong Family historic documents preservation presentation in Vergennes. Thursday, Oct. 17, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. A presentation on the history of the Strong Family and an outline of conservation efforts and the funds necessary to complete the preservation of five items identified to have historical or cultural significance and be in good enough condition to justify conservation. Donations accepted.

“Let’s Talk” about our schools in Bristol. Thursday, Oct. 17, 6-8 p.m., Firehouse Community Room, West Street. The Community Engagement Committee of the Mount Abraham Unified School District is asking the public to come help figure out, together, how to address challenges of declining enrollment and aging facilities while giving kids the education they deserve. This is the first in a series of professionally facilitated conversations. Childcare and light refreshments provided. More info: Jennifer Willey at 802-453-6943.

“Marty” on screen in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 17, 6-8:30 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. This film tells the story of a lonely bachelor who wonders if he will ever find happiness. And then, one night his life changes. “Marty” won four Academy Awards — Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Ernest Borgnine) and Best Screenplay (Paddy Chayefsky). The latest offering by the Middlebury Classic Film Club.

Migrant farm worker discussion in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 17. 6-7:30 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Court. Come talk and listen to a discussion about the lives of migrant workers in Vermont, led by author and UVM professor Teresa Mares. Sponsored by Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op.

“Precolonial African Sexuality, Contemporary Homophobia and #LimitlessAfricans” in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Dance Theatre, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Fulbright-winning artist Mikael Chukwuma Owunna discusses how “Limit(less),” his series of photographic portraits of LGBTQ+ Africans in diaspora, uses celebratory imagery to challenge a colonial legacy of homophobia. Meet the artist at a reception following this illustrated lecture. Free.

“Spirited Vermont: Green Mountain Mediums, Mystics, and Miracle Workers” in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St. Joe Citro, author and VPR commentator, will give this talk in conjunction with the Museum’s fall exhibit “Conjuring the Dead: Spirit Art in the Age of Radical Reform.” Free with Museum admission. Space is limited, advance reservations are recommended at 802-388-2117.

Beth Duquette and Richard Ruane in Bristol. Thursday, Oct. 17, 7-8 p.m., Vermont Tree Goods, 27 Main St. The second of 5-Town Friends of the Arts’ pop-up concerts. Come on out and enjoy some terrific local music. Admission by free will donation.

“Miles Davis: The Birth of the Cool” on screen in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The first film in the MNFF’s new series, MNFF Selects. Directed by Stanley Nelson, this portrait of the gifted musician Miles Davis is rich, probing, exhilarating and utterly honest. Tickets $15/series pass $105, available at 802-388-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. More info at townhalltheater.org.

“Bells of Bristol” presentation in Bristol. Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Howden Hall, 19 West St. The Bristol Historical Society welcomes Ted Lylis for this presentation. Free and open to the public. More info contact Steve Ayotte at 802-453-7709.

 

Friday, Oct. 18

“Provenance Matters in Ancient Art” in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 18, 12:30 p.m., Room 125, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Associate Curator of Ancient Art Pieter Broucke explains why provenance matters when building a teaching collection of antiquities. While these issues often complicate the acquisition of works of art, they can also be enriching, as demonstrated by examples from Middlebury’s own holdings. Free.

Gregg Humphrey and friends in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 18, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Eastview at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Local Bluegrass veteran Humphrey, guitar and vocals, teams up with special guest musicians (bass, banjo, and fiddle) for some bluegrass and traditional music at EastView’s Weekly Family Café. Free and open to the public.

Carpenters Tribute Concert in Brandon. Friday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Direct from Las Vegas, this concert stars Sally Olson as Karen Carpenter and pianist Ned Mills as Richard Carpenter. It is the definitive show celebrating the music and legacy of the famed brother-sister duo. Tickets adults $12/seniors and students $10.

The Logger’s Tiny Town Hall Tour in Bristol. Friday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Holley Hall, 1 South St. Actor Rusty DeWees performs an evening of comedy, music, and stories in a benefit for Bristol Recreation Department. Tickets $22. More info at thelogger.com.

Fundraising concert in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., St. Stephen’s Church, on the green. Olga Perez-Flora, mezzo soprano, Catherine Nichols, flutist, and Frederic DeHaven, organist, perform works by Bach, Bizet, Gershwin, Handel, Ibert, Suessdorf and Walton to raise funds to benefit the restoration of Elbow Cay, Bahamas, where Hurricane Dorian first made landfall. Suggested donation $10.

“The Burning Hell” performs in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 18, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Don’t be fooled by the name — Atlantic Canadian trio The Burning Hell plays joyous, wry and witty lyric-driven songs that swing from folk to garage rock, with hints of klezmer, country, rembetika and old-fashioned storytelling along the way. Tickets $15 plus fees, available at THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m., or online at townhalltheater.org.

Owl Banding in Addison. Friday, Oct. 18, 8-11 p.m., Snake Mountain. Come join us for an evening of owl banding on Snake Mountain, learn why we band owls and some of the techniques that are used. This is a popular evening and participants are asked to come to only one of the dates. Come for the evening or just half an hour. There will be signage as you near the location.

Song Fest in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 18, 8 p.m., Middlebury Community Music Center, 6 Main St. Celebrating women composers, performers include François Clemmons and Cynthia Huard performing Margaret Bond’s “Three Dream Portraits,” with poetry by Langston Hughes, and selected spirituals; Ali Dawson Gibson and Sadie Brightman performing Vermont native Gwyneth Walker’s song cycle, “The Sun Is Love” with poetry by Rumi; and Sarah Cullins of 8 Cuerdas performing Colombian and Spanish songs. Tickets $15 online, $20 at the door.

 

Saturday, Oct. 19

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section hike in Salisbury. Saturday, Oct. 19, Silver Lake Loop. A moderate hike up to and around Silver Lake near Lake Dunmore. Steepest incline for the first mile or so and then levels out. Approximately 5 miles, 3 hours. If time, chance to see Falls of Lana on the way up or down. Bring a lunch/snack. More info contact leader Liana Merrill at merrill.liana@gmail.com. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Craft fair and raffle in Vergennes. Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Church, 85 S. Maple St. Hand-crafted jams and jellies, knitted and quilted items, soaps and candles, wood toys and ornaments, Maple syrup etc. Pies, breads and pastries, luncheon and raffle. Proceeds benefit St. Peter’s Cemetery Association.

Middlebury Fire Department Recruiting Open House. Saturday, Oct. 19, 9-11 a.m., Middlebury Fire Station 1, 5 Seymour St. Stop by the fire department for tours, live fire demonstration, and to find out more about becoming a member of your local fire department.

Lake Champlain Bridge day in Addison. Saturday, Oct. 19, 9:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, Routes 125 and 17. A day-long multi-disciplinary seminar on the 10th anniversary of the October 16, 2009, closing of the 1929 Lake Champlain Bridge. Explores the findings, consequences, and memories of the historic moment of the bridge closure and aftermath. Tickets $25, includes lunch and refreshments. Space is limited. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 802-759-2412.

Create a Wings of Fire Dragon Tail in Vergennes. Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. A maker space crafting program for kids age 10-13, finishing off the wire mesh dragon tail created earlier this year. Pre-registration required. Register in the lobby or by emailing rachel.plant@bixbylibrary.org.

Button Up for Winter in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 19, 1 p.m., Brandon Public Library, 4 Franklin St. Button Up Vermont hosts this workshop with experts from Efficiency Vermont to help you get started weatherizing your home. You’ll also be able to set up a free home energy visit. More info contact Michael Shank at michael.john.shank@gmail.com or 802-989-9432.

Middlebury Actors Workshop sneak preview in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 19, 4-4:45 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. The MAW troupe will give a sneak peek of their upcoming show, Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing (at Dinner).” Free and open to the public.

Addison County community sing in Bristol. Saturday, Oct. 19, 4-5:30 p.m., Holley Hall, 1 South St. Celebrate World Singing Day singing familiar and new songs led by Avery Book. All ages welcome. Light refreshments and lyric books provided. More info at facebook.com/Singers of the Great Turning. Or 802-453-7397.

Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra in Middlebury. Saturday Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theatre, 68 S. Pleasant St. MUHS student Nico Brayton solos on piano with the orchestra on Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. The orchestra will also be playing Aaron Copland’s Rodeo Suite, William Grant Still’s Wood Notes and a piece by Vermont Composer Erik Nielsen, Matt’s Tune. Tickets adults $15/seniors $10/students $5. More info at champlainphilharmonic.org.

Chicken Pie Supper in Granville. Saturday, Oct. 19, 5-7 p.m., Moss Glen Grange Hall, 82 Post Office Hill Rd. Get your fill of Chicken pie and all the fixings. Tickets adult $10/under 10 $5.

Masquerade ball in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 19, 7-10 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Pull out your costumes and come to this fundraiser to benefit the Brandon Library and Friends of the Brandon Town Hall. All proceeds going to these great organizations will help support their ongoing projects. A cabaret-style soirée with prizes for the best costumes, a cash bar, snacks and some great DJ music by the Jam Man. Tickets adults $12/if in costume $10/couples $20/both in costume $18/16 and under in costume free.

Jeremy Mohney performs in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Mohney returns to Brandon Music with catchy rhythms, floating melodies and expressive musicianship. Tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info at 802-247-4295 or info@brandon-music.net.

Song Fest in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. Celebrating women composers, performances include Helen Lyons and Elaine Greenfield performing selected songs by Fanny Mendelssohn and Alma Mahler; Mary Bonhag and Marika Yasuda performing songs by Germaine Tailleferre; and Ivy Walz and Diane Birr with Juliana Hall’s social justice song cycle, “Through the Guarded Gate.” Tickets $20 online, $25 at the door.

 

Sunday, Oct. 20

All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast in Addison. Sunday, Oct. 20, 7-11 a.m., Addison Fire Station, Jct. Routes 17 and 22A. Menu includes plain and blueberry pancakes, sausage, bacon, home fries, coffee, hot chocolate and orange juice. Funds will be used to purchase equipment. Tickets $7 adults/$5 kids under 12. More info at 802-759-2237.

Champlain Valley Fiddlers in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., VFW, 530 Exchange St. Donation $3. All fiddlers welcome.

Song Fest in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 20, 1 p.m., Middlebury Community Music Center, 6 Main St. Celebrating women composers, soprano Mary Bonhag will offer a master class to developing artists and students at 1 p.m., followed by a developing artists concert at 4 p.m. Students interested in participating must submit an application online at middleburysongfest.org. Both of these events are free.

Patrick Fitzsimmons in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Fitzsimmons just released “Hope Is,” his sixth CD. Come hear him sing about powerful real life events. Free, open to the public and fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or pryan@residenceottercreek.com.

The Quarterly Meeting of the Addison Town Historical Society. Sunday, Oct. 20, 3 p.m., Addison Fire Station. Barbara Wagner, an emergency room nurse at Porter Hospital, gives a history of Townline First Response and how it was founded by neighbors to serve the people of Addison and Bridport. Organizers say Wagner is a fun, dynamic speaker.

Talk, reading and book signing by Doug Wilhelm in Middlebury. Sunday Oct. 20, 4 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Court. The Weybridge author presents “Street of Storytellers,” the novel set in remote Pakistan that took him nearly four decades to write. It is his 17th book.

Community Conversation on prison in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., Unity Hall at The Congregational Church of Middlebury. Daimeyon Williams will give a talk, “An Inside Look at Mass Incarceration by an African-American Vermonter,” and will lead a discussion about America’s history of racial injustice. This interactive presentation will explore systemic racism and mass incarceration in search of a better way. Free admission; all are welcome.

 

 

Monday, Oct 21

Age Well community luncheon in Bristol. Monday, Oct. 21, 11 a.m., Cubbers, 8 Main St. Doors open at 10:45 a.m., meal served at 11 a.m. Chef’s Choice — always delicious! $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Wine lecture and tasting in Middlebury. Monday, Oct 21. 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Join the Residence as it introduces its newly designed lifestyle neighborhood with a special wine tasting presented by local sommelier David Herren. Herren will present the origins, global expressions, and characteristics of Cabernet Sauvignon, the king of big red wines. Free, open to the public and fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or pryan@residenceottercreek.com.

Sewing for Change Bristol. Monday Oct. 21, 5:30-8:30 p.m., St Ambrose Church, 11 School St. Come help sew reusable cloth bags to replace single-use plastic bags. More info: contact Patti Hunt at 802-453-6135 or Linda Brown at 802-453-5713.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Age Well community luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal served at noon of beef stew, French green beans, biscuit and an orange. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 23

“The Art of Racing in the Rain” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1, 4 and 7 p.m., Marquis Theater, 65 Main St. A one day only for the benefit of Homeward Bound. The film is based on the 2008 novel of the same name by author Garth Stein and stars Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried and Kevin Costner as the voice of Enzo. Admission is by donation, tickets available at the door. All proceeds will benefit the shelter.

Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre Residency: Movement Matters Master Class in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 4:30 p.m., Dance Theatre, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Instructors Samar Haddad King and Zoe Rabinowitz challenge students wherever they are in their technical training and physical practice; classes offer an environment of technical exploration and artistic play. Open to the general public. All experience levels welcome. Free.

Food & Lit book discussion in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m., Kiss the Cook, 16 Merchants Row. Presented with the Vermont Book Shop, meet and discuss “Beneath a Scarlet Sky” by Mark Sullivan, and enjoy Sicilian Broccoli and Sausage. $5 per person, limited to 10 people. R.S.V.P. at the Vermont Book Shop. Book purchase not required to participate.

Vermont Arts Awards 2019 in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Come to this celebration of five extraordinary Vermonters this year: singer/actor/author Francois Clemmons of Middlebury, author Castle Freeman of Newfane, arts educator Joan Robison of Burlington, music champion James Lockridge of Burlington, and director/writer/arts administrator Douglas Anderson of Middlebury. Welcome reception at 5:30. Free, but RSVP required at vermontartscouncil.org.

Screening of “Reversing Roe” at Lincoln Library. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m.. The film looks at the decades-long effort to overturn Roe v. Wade, one of the most divisive sociocultural and sociopolitical issues of modern history. “Reversing Roe” examines the polarizing history of the pro-choice and pro-life movements in the United States after the 1973 Supreme Court decisions that legalized abortion, and highlights the intensifying battle for women’s reproductive rights in the U.S.

 

Thursday, Oct. 24

Age Well community luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal served at noon of meatballs Alfredo with Asiago cheese, sliced potatoes, with cheese, broccoli/cauliflower blend, wheat roll and pineapple tidbits. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Cards for All Kids party in Vergennes. Thursday, Oct. 24, 6-7 p.m., Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Come to a party for Bixby’s new library card policy — anyone, birth to age 300, can get a free library card if they live in the five towns of Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes & Waltham. Prizes, cake and refreshments. Pre-register by emailing rachel.plant@bixbylibrary.org.

VSAC financial aid workshop in Vergennes. Thursday, Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m., Vergennes Union High School, Monkton Rd. Vermont Student Assistance Corp. offers this free workshop to help families learn how to manage college costs and to fill out financial aid forms. Space is limited. Call Guidance to register in advance.

“Walking across Switzerland: The Haute Route and the Via Alpina” in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section vice-president Morris Earle will show pictures and tell tales from his recent hikes in the Alps. Light refreshments. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

“The Devil’s Cabinet: The Eddy Family of Spirit Mediums” in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St. Jason Smiley, independent researcher, will give this talk as part of the Sheldon’s fall exhibit “Conjuring the Dead: Spirit Art in the Age of Radical Reform.” Free with Museum admission. Space is limited, advance reservations are recommended by calling 802-388-2117.

“Dana Tang, Gluckman Tang Architects: Recent Work.” in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Room 304, Johnson Memorial Building, Chateau Rd. Cameron Visiting Architect Dana Tang, AIA, presents recent work for museums, galleries, universities, and other clients, including the Brant Art Foundation Building, Drexel University’s Korman Center, and the De Maria Pavilion. Free.

U.S. Air Force American Clarinet Quartet in Vergennes. Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. The U.S. Air Force American Clarinet Quartet is a component of the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band dedicated to using the power of music to honor our veterans, inspire patriotism, communicate the Air Force story, and recruit those who are interested in serving our nation. Free.

“Lost Boy” tells his story in Bristol. Thursday, Oct. 24, 7-8:30 p.m. at Lawrence Memorial Library, North Street. In “Akol Aguek: Lost Boy to Refugee to American Citizen” you will hear the story of one man’s amazing journey from Sudan to refugee camps to his arrival in Burlington in 2001. Sponsored by One World Library Project. It is free and handicapped accessible.

William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing*” (*at dinner) in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. At an elegant 1940s dinner party, eight members of an acting troupe have decided to act out Shakespeare’s brilliant romantic comedy to entertain their friends — you, the audience — in this Middlebury Actors Workshop production. Tickets $25 adults/$12 students, plus fees, available at 802-388-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. More info at townhalltheater.org.

 

Friday, Oct. 25

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section hike in Ripton. Friday, Oct. 25, Skylight Pond and Long Trail. A strenuous hike of 5-7 miles up the Skylight Pond trail and maybe a bit along the Long Trail. This hike is dog friendly. Wear appropriate clothing, bring water, lunch and boots. More info contact Ellen Cronan at ecronana@yahoo.com or 908-595-2926. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Rummage and bake sale in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Middlebury United Methodist Church, N. Pleasant St. Clothes, household goods, books, shoes, something for everyone. Food sale until 1 p.m.

Age Well community luncheon in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 25, 11:30 a.m., Rosie’s, Route 7 South. Doors open at 11:30, meal served at noon of chicken parmesan, garlic bread, coleslaw and dessert. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Mark Harding performs in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 25, 3:30-4:30 p.m., EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Specializing in popular songs from the 20s to the 70s, guitarist, harmonica player, and vocalist Harding returns as EastView’s Family Café. Free and open to the public.

Pizza Bake and Art Sale in Ripton. Friday, Oct. 25, 5-6:30 p.m., Ripton Elementary School. To support Friends of Ripton School (FORS Inc.) and victims of Hurricane Dorian, buy delicious, hand-made, wood-fired pizzas cooked to order. There will also be student and staff artwork on sale. Cheese $12, Pepperoni $15, or Harvest Special (roasted root veggies, onion, and goat cheese) $15 (gluten free crust available). Call 388-2208 or email wleeds@acsdvt.org before noon on Friday to place your order.

New Haven Halloween Spooktacular – “Enchanted Church.” Friday, Oct. 25, 5:30-9 p.m. New Haven Congregational Church and parking lot on Town Hill Road across from the town green. More info or to volunteer: Suzy at 453-5978 or Sara at 877-3080. This is a free community event sponsored the Town of New Haven Events Department and the New Haven Congregational Church. Monetary donations or nonperishable food items are welcome. “Trunk or Treat” on Saturday evening.

“Faust” on screen in Brandon. Friday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Directed by F.W. Murnau, this 1926 films stars Emil Jannings in a terrifying version of the classic tale. A visual tour de force, full of creepy characters and frightening images. The annual ‘Chiller Theatre’ presentation for Halloween.

Pizza bake and student art show/sale in Ripton. Friday, Oct. 25, 5-6:30 p.m., Ripton Elementary School, 753 Lincoln Rd. Purchase pizza and art and help two good causes. The pizza bake raises fund for the Friends of Ripton School. On offer are chees $12, pepperoni $15 or harvest special with for roasted root veggies, onions and goat cheese $15. To order call 802-388-2208 by noon on Oct. 25. All proceeds from the art show will benefit victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.

William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing*” (*at dinner) in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. At an elegant 1940s dinner party, eight members of an acting troupe have decided to act out Shakespeare’s brilliant romantic comedy to entertain their friends — you, the audience — in this Middlebury Actors Workshop production. Tickets $25 adults/$12 students, plus fees, available at 802-388-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. More info at townhalltheater.org.

“Artemisia: Light and Shadow” in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. *RESCHEDULED FROM OCT. 12* Harpsichordist and Middlebury alumna Gwen Toth and singer-actor Sarah Chalfy present the story of 17th-century painter and feminist heroine Artemisia Gentileschi in a production of music, theatre, and image, including songs by Baroque composer Barbara Strozzi. Free.

 

Saturday, Oct. 26

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section hike in Wallingford. Saturday, Oct. 26, White Rocks Cliffs. About 3.5 miles round trip in the southern Green Mountain National Forest. Views of the Route 7 valley and Taconic and Adirondack Mountains. Wear appropriate clothing; bring water, lunch and hiking poles if desired. More info contact Ruth Penfield at ruthpenfield@gmail.com or 802-388-5407. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Song Bird Banding in Addison. Thursday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m.-noon, Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area Visitors Center, 966 VT Route 17. Participants will have a chance to observe and learn why we band birds while also learning about ID techniques both up close and afar.

Pancake breakfast in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m., Ferrisburgh Fire Department, Route 7. Ferrisburgh Fire Department’s annual pancake breakfast fundraiser will be serving up lots of pancakes and Vermont maple syrup. This is a perfect way to visit with neighbors while supporting the Fire Department and its many dedicated volunteers.

Rummage sale in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Middlebury United Methodist Church, N. Pleasant St. Clothes, household goods, books, shoes, something for everyone. Bag day. $3/bag.

Vermont Interfaith Power and Light annual conference in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 26, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., The Congregational Church of Middlebury, 30 North Pleasant St. Entitled, “Envisioning & Acting for the World We Want,” the conference will feature keynote speakers Reverend Dr. Jim Antal, denominational leader and climate activist, and Professor Molly Anderson, Food Studies Professor at Middlebury College. More info at vtipl.org/fall-conference-2019/.

Page One Literacy Program Halloween party in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 26, 12-2 p.m., Swift House Inn, 25 Stewart Ln. Play Halloween games, do Halloween-themed crafts, decorate cookies and pumpkins, and read some thematic books. Costumes encouraged for all ages. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. More info contact Samara Scharf at 914-450-5485 or through email at srscharf@middlebury.edu.

Cook the Book club in Vergennes. Saturday, Oct. 26, noon-2 p.m., Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Sign up and receive a recipe from a cookbook in the Bixby’s collection. Cook the recipe, then bring it to share at a potluck event. Register to cook and attend at the library.

Sister to Sister pumpkin decorating feast in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2-4 p.m., The Knoll (Organic Garden) at Middlebury College, Route 125. Middlebury College’s Sister-to-Sister group is inviting all female-identifying middle school and 6th-grade students to join them. RSVP to reserve a pumpkin to Karin Hanta: khanta@middlebury.edu or 802-443-5937. Meet at 2 p.m. at Middlebury College’s Chellis House, 56 Hillcrest Rd.

“Clemency” on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 26, 3 and 8 p.m., Dana Auditorium, 356 College St. Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard). As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill. Free.

Maiden Vermont with John Gailmor in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 26, 4 p.m., Middlebury Union High School Auditorium, 73 Charles Ave. Maiden Vermont Chorus women’s barbershop-style chorus performs a wide variety of music in the barbershop style. Since 1971 Jon Gailmor has created and performed music for humans prenatal through prehistoric, spanning the entire emotional spectrum. Tickets $25 adults/$22 seniors/$15 students, available at 802-388-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. More info at townhalltheater.org.

New Haven Halloween Spooktacular – “Enchanted Church” and Trunk Or Treat. Saturday, Oct. 26, 5-9 p.m. Vehicle placement and decorating begins at 4 p.m. with prizes for most interactive, scariest and most imaginative. This year’s theme is “Fairy Tales.” Judging is by People’s Choice. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Church Street will be closed off to through traffic 5-9 p.m. for pedestrian safety. More info or to volunteer or to register your vehicle in advance for the Trunk or Treat: Suzy at 453-5978 or Sara at 877-3080. Drive-ins welcome until 5 p.m. This is a free community event sponsored the Town of New Haven Events Department and the New Haven Congregational Church. Monetary donations or nonperishable food items are welcome.

King Pede card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Community Center, Route 7. The evening begins with a sandwich supper and then on to the games. King Pede is a unique game that involves “trick-taking” techniques such as in Hearts and Spades or Pitch. A game of fun and skill. Come prepared to use your strategic thinking.

Addison County Eagles Halloween Dance in Vergennes. Saturday, Oct. 26 7-10 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m., 67 New Haven Road. Music by Deuces wild. Prizes for scariest, most original and funniest costumes. 50/50 raffles. Tickets $10 at Eagles Club or at the door. Proceeds benefit scholarship fund.

William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing*” (*at dinner) in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. At an elegant 1940s dinner party, eight members of an acting troupe have decided to act out Shakespeare’s brilliant romantic comedy to entertain their friends — you, the audience — in this Middlebury Actors Workshop production. Tickets $25 adults/$12 students, plus fees, available at 802-388-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. More info at townhalltheater.org.

Piandia in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Come hear Indo-Jazz — traditional classical Indian music fused with contemporary jazz — performed by John Funkhouser on piano and Jerry Leake on tabla. Tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info at 802-247-4295 or info@brandon-music.net.

 

Sunday, Oct. 27

Game day in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 27, noon-6 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Try out and play Eurogames such as Settlers of Catan, Power Grid, Dominion, and Sentinels of the Multiverse, etc., as well as more familiar American-style games. Free.

Spooktacular in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 27, 1-4 p.m., town green and Main St. Hay bales, festive games and creative costumes galore. Come at 1 p.m. for games, music, dancing and crafts … or come closer to 2:30 p.m. for the beloved trick-or-treating parade down Main Street. Enjoy popcorn, bubbles, a craft table, face painting, cider and donuts and plenty of candy. Free and open to everyone.

William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing*” (*at dinner) in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. At an elegant 1940s dinner party, eight members of an acting troupe have decided to act out Shakespeare’s brilliant romantic comedy to entertain their friends — you, the audience — in this Middlebury Actors Workshop production. Tickets $25 adults/$12 students, plus fees, available at 802-388-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. More info at townhalltheater.org.

Swing Noire in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Swing Noire is a local trio compromised of violin, guitar, and upright bass. Free, open to the public and fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or pryan@residenceottercreek.com.

 

Monday. Oct. 28

Veterans’ luncheon in Middlebury. Monday, Oct. 28, 1 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Calling all Veterans to join this monthly complimentary luncheon serving those who have served. Come meet other Veterans and friends and enjoy a delicious meal. Free, open to all veterans and fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or pryan@residenceottercreek.com.

VSAC financial aid workshop in Middlebury. Monday, Oct. 28, 6 p.m., Middlebury Union High School, Charles Ave. Vermont Student Assistance Corp. offers this free workshop to help families learn how to manage college costs and to fill out financial aid forms. Space is limited. Call Guidance to register in advance.

Katherine Arden in Vergennes. Monday, Oct. 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Arden, author of “Small Spaces” and the Winternight trilogy, will be at the Bixby for a talk, reading and book signing. Books may be purchased at this event.

Middlebury College lecture on Musical Healing Repertories and Ecologies of Wellbeing in Uganda. Monday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m., Mahaney Arts Center, Room 221. Ethnomusicologist Peter Hoesing introduces his research on music and traditional healing in Uganda. His sustained scholarly engagement with public healing in East Africa builds on literature across humanities and social sciences to examine repertories of wellbeing and why they matter in the present ex-colonial context. Free.

 

Tuesday, Oct 29

Age Well community luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal served at noon of sausage, zucchini, and summer squash quiche with cheddar cheese, peas and mushrooms, sliced carrots, wheat bread and peaches. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Halloween concert in Middlebury. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 3:30 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Join Lyn Elder as he guides us through a spooky autumnal musical experience. Free, open to the public and fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or pryan@residenceottercreek.com.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 30

“Leonardo: The Works” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. THT’s Great Art Wednesdays resumes with this film about “the world’s favorite artist.” His paintings and drawings will be the focus of the film, which presents every single attributed painting. The film also looks afresh at Leonardo’s life through the prism of his art. Tickets adult $13/students $8, available at 802-388-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. More info at townhalltheater.org.

“Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” screening in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 5:30 p.m., Marquis Theatre & Cafe, 65 Main St. One day only screening party featuring door prizes, come-in-costume raffle for movie passes, free food and gift certificates, and book sales. Presented with the Vermont Book Shop. Buy movie pass and book for discount on both or regular price passes also available.

“Night at the Museum” in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 6-9 p.m., Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St. Get ready to be spooked at the Sheldon Museum at an evening of ghost storytelling by community members and other pre-Halloween entertainment. Free and open to the public. Presented in conjunction with the Sheldon’s exhibit “Conjuring the Dead: Spirit Art in the Age of Radical Reform.”

 

Thursday, Oct. 31

Age Well community luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal served at noon of chicken and broccoli casserole, diced carrots, wheat roll and Halloween cake. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

“The Bacchae 2.1” in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m., Seeler Studio Theatre, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. In Charles Mee’s update of the classic Greek play, Dionysus comes to Thebes where the city’s ruler refuses to acknowledge him as a god. Tickets: $15 public/$12 Midd ID card holders/$8 youth/$6 Midd students.

 

Friday, Nov. 1

Special Holiday Age Well Community Luncheon in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 1, Doors open at 11 a.m., meal at noon. VFW Hall, Exchange Street. Roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, baby carrots, wheat dinner roll and pumpkin pie with cream. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations only; reservation deadline is Monday, Oct 28. Call Michelle 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided; call ACTR at 388-2287 to inquire.

Lyn Elder in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 1, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Eastview at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Elder, a multi-instrumentalist, singer, folklorist, song historian and gentleman, returns to the weekly Family Café in EastView’s Bistro. With Halloween images still lurking in our imaginations, be prepared for some dark-themed songs. Free and open to the public.

“Memorable Dishes” storytelling in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 1, 5:30-7 p.m., Bundle; 51 Main St. Middlebury Underground and Bundle invite you to bring your food stories to this free, curated, open-mic event. The evening kicks off a new storytelling series that asks you to dig deep into your sense memories and tell your best 5-minute tale. To submit your story to be considered as a featured presenter, send a written narrative no longer than five minutes to lisa@middunderground.org. Deadline for submission is Oct. 25, but everyone is invited to come and share. Free event; donations for HOPE food shelf suggested. More info: Lisa Mitchell at (802) 388-6124, lisa@middunderground.org or middunderground.org.

“The Bacchae 2.1” in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m., Seeler Studio Theatre, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. In Charles Mee’s update of the classic Greek play, Dionysus comes to Thebes where the city’s ruler refuses to acknowledge him as a god. Tickets: $15 public/$12 Midd ID card holders/$8 youth/$6 Midd students.

Low Lily in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Direct from Brattleboro with a vocal blend that has been dubbed “outstanding” and “meticulous,” Low Lily’s cohesive sound comes naturally for musicians whose lives have been entwined on the road and onstage for almost two decades. Tickets $20-$25 adults/ $18 students. plus fees, available at 802-388-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. More info at townhalltheater.org.

Durham County Poets perform in Brandon. Friday. Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. Hailing from Quebec, the five seasoned musicians work together individually and collaboratively in composing their music. Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295 or e-mail info@brandon-music.net for reservations or for more information.

 

Saturday, Nov. 2

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section hike in East Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 2, meet at Waybury Inn, 547 E. Main St. An easy, mostly flat hike of about three miles, with commentary about significant places and buildings along the way, with the option of sharing a cold brew afterwards. More info contact leader Bruce Yelton at 802-989-7752 or praxisresearchinc@gmail.com. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

“Caring for Our Home Grounds” in Bristol. Saturday, Nov. 2, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Mount Abraham Union High School, Airport Dr. A Commons Conservation Congress for Vermont’s Center-West Ecoregion. Join Vermont Family Forests for a conversation to take stock of common lands conservation in our home place and imagine effective, creative, collaborative next steps. Suggested donation $15, includes t-shirt and lunch. Register via Eventbrite. More info at familyforests.org.

Holiday Bazaar in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The Congregational Church of Middlebury, 30 North Pleasant St. Handmade craft items, useful household items, gently used books, children’s toys and books, baked goods, chocolate table, plants, theme baskets, jewelry, scarves, ties and much more. Hanging-quilt raffle. Lunch in Fellowship Hall. Santa visits between 10 a.m. and noon.

St. Peter’s annual penny fair in Vergennes. Saturday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 85 South Maple St. Come for a fun-filled day. Chance to win a variety of great prizes for pennies a chance. Fun for all ages.

“Manon” live in HD In Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 2, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Massenet’s tale of passion, excess, and their consequences stars rising soprano Lisette Oropesa in the effervescent title role. Tenor Michael Fabiano is her ardent admirer, *Showtime differs from the Met’s original broadcast on Oct. 26. Jim Pugh will give a pre-show talk in the Byers Studio downstairs at 12:15. Tickets $24/$10 students plus fees, available at THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m., or online at townhalltheater.org.

“The Bacchae 2.1” in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Seeler Studio Theatre, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. In Charles Mee’s update of the classic Greek play, Dionysus comes to Thebes where the city’s ruler refuses to acknowledge him as a god. Tickets: $15 public/$12 Midd ID card holders/$8 youth/$6 Midd students.

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 2, 3 and 8 p.m., Dana Auditorium, 356 College St. France, 1770. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day, to paint her secretly. In French with English subtitles.

Moors & McCumber in Ripton. Saturday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House, Route 125. Incredibly talented multi-instrumentalists, dedicated performers, prolific songwriters, and gifted and expressive vocalists, Moors & McCumber embrace a bigger sound than most duos, switching up instruments on almost every song. Refreshments available. Wheelchair accessible. Call ahead for a slot on the open mic list. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets $15 generous/$10 general/$3 children. More info at 802-388-9782.

 

Sunday, Nov. 3

Turkey dinner in New Haven. Sunday, Nov. 3, sittings at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., New Haven Congregational Church, Town Hill Rd. A turkey feast with all the fixings, dessert and beverage. Takeout available. Reservations recommended but walk ins are welcome. Adults $12/6-12 $6/under 6 free. Reservations call Betsy at 802-453-2724.

Local Women’s Business Owners and Crafters Expo in Vergennes. Sunday, Nov. 3, 12:30-4 p.m. Vergennes Eagles Club, 67 New Haven Rd. More than 40 vendors will be on hand with their wares and services at this fourth annual event. Vendors will also have raffle donations. Door fee of $3 includes 5 raffle tickets. Proceeds to support TaeKwon Do KICKS scholarship fund. More info call Master Kellie Thomas at 802-377-0476 or email tkdkicks101@yahoo.com.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 6

“Sonic Preservation of the Berlin Wall” in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 4:30 p.m., Room 125, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Pamela Jordan of the Netherlands’ HEAD-Genuit-Foundation analyzes the Berlin Wall as a sonic infrastructural space. Propaganda broadcasts, guard dogs, gunfire, and sirens were violent, auditory markers along the barrier. Free.

Middlebury Community Music Center Salon in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 6., 6 p.m., Unity Hall, Congregational Church of Middlebury, N. Pleasant St. entrance. MCMC students of all levels and skill levels from a variety of studios gather to perform pieces they have been working on in their lessons. Reception with light refreshments following the salon. Free and open to the public.

“Blurring the Lines Between Sacred and Secular” in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. How might the interests and concerns of faith communities intersect with those of the secular world without upsetting the boundaries between religion and the state? Reverend Dr. Arnold Thomas leads an open discussion of faith in the modern world.

 

Thursday, Nov. 7

“Dr. Baseball’s Fall Potpourri: Family Matters” in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 7, 3-4 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 Eastview Ter. Local baseball historian Karl Lindholm will expand on his recent Addison Independent article about sons following fathers into the major leagues. He will also reflect on the post-season.

First Thursday tool training in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 7, 5-9 p.m., The Makery, Hannaford Career Center, 73 Charles Ave. A focused tool training in the Makery’s Woodworking Lab. Participants should wear short sleeves, long pants, close-toed shoes and have any long hair tied back for their safety as well as the safety of others in the lab. All interested members welcome. Not a member yet? $7.50 Drop-in fee gets you in that night. More info at coordinator@makeryatpahcc.org.

“The Hutchinson Family Singers: Huzzas, Horrors, and Bumps in the Night” in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St. Musicologist and author Dale Cockrell tells stories of the Hutchinsons in conjunction with the Sheldon’s exhibit “Conjuring the Dead: Spirit Art in the Age of Radical Reform.” Free with museum admission. Space is limited, advance reservations are recommended by calling 802-388-2117.

“Dreaming about Design” in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., Room 304, Johnson Memorial Building, Chateau Rd. While most design projects take on lives of their own, a few become all-consuming. Cameron Visiting Architect Ben Allred, visiting assistant professor and associate at TruexCullins Architecture in Burlington, presents the top five projects he obsessed over by day and dreamed about by night, comprising architecture, graphic design, and set design. Free.

“HONK! Jr.” in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. MCP Foundations presents the classic story of the Ugly Duckling in the new musical “HONK! Jr.,” a heartwarming tale of being different and the lessons we can all learn. Come see what young local thespians can do.

 

Friday, Nov. 8

Rick Ceballos in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 8, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 Eastview Ter. Ceballos returns with his voice, banjo, harmonica, bones, and button box, and overall fun presence. Chris Prickitt joins on guitar. Free and open to the public.

NER Out Loud in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m., Dance Theater, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. This sixth-annual event features original prose and poetry from the New England Review literary magazine, read aloud by Middlebury College students from Oratory Now. Stay for the “s’more readings” reception with contributions from student magazines. For mature audiences. Free.

“HONK! Jr.” in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. MCP Foundations presents the classic story of the Ugly Duckling in the new musical “HONK! Jr.,” a heartwarming tale of being different and the lessons we can all learn. Come see what young local thespians can do.

 

Saturday, Nov. 9

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

Holiday vendor fair in Bristol. Saturday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Ambrose Parish Hall, 11 School St. Holiday shopping with artisans and commercial vendor selling their wares. Accepting vendor applications through Oct. 10. More info at saintambrosevt.org or Facebook.

“Engaging Racism” community discussion in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 9, noon-1:30 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Renee Wells, Director of Education for Equity and Inclusion at Middlebury College, will lead a community discussion of the book “March: Book 1” by Congressman and Civil Rights leader John Lewis, this year’s selection for the Vermont Reads program.

“Madama Butterfly” live in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 9, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Anthony Minghella’s vividly cinematic staging returns, featuring soprano Hui He in the devastating title role. Scott Morrison will give a pre-show talk in the Byers Studio downstairs at 12:15 p.m. Tickets $24/$10 students plus fees, available at THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m., or online at townhalltheater.org.

“HONK! Jr.” in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. MCP Foundations presents the classic story of the Ugly Duckling in the new musical “HONK! Jr.,” a heartwarming tale of being different and the lessons we can all learn. Come see what young local thespians can do.

King Pede card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Community Center, Route 7. The evening begins with a sandwich supper and then on to the games. King Pede is a unique game that involves “trick-taking” techniques such as in Hearts and Spades or Pitch. A game of fun and skill. Come prepared to use your strategic thinking.

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

Dwight & Nicole perform in Vergennes. Saturday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Several years and many awards and accolades later, VOH welcomes Dwight Ritcher and Nicole Nelson back for their dynamic live show and well-crafted songs. Joining them on stage is powerhouse drummer Ezra Oklan. Tickets $15 in advance online and $20 at the door. Doors and cash bar open at 6:30 p.m. More info at vergennesoperahouse.org.

Dissipated Eight in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Middlebury College’s famous a capella group returns for their 4th performance with great singing, harmony and a touch of comedy. Tickets adults $8/ seniors and students $6.

Stile Antico in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. The Three-time Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble Stile Antico presents “Breaking the Habit,” a concert celebrating the unprecedented number of female rulers in the 16th century, from the powerful Medici women in Italy to the great Tudor queens of England. Tickets: $28 public/$22 Midd ID card holders/$10 youth/$6 Midd students.

 

Sunday, Nov. 10

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section family hike in Monkton. Sunday, Nov. 10, Raven Ridge. A family and Young Adventurers Club afternoon walk on Nature Conservancy property onto a ridge with overviews and interesting geological formations. Wear appropriate clothing. Bring water and hiking poles if desired. Ready to walk at 1 p.m. Contact Ruth Penfield at ruthpenfield@gmail.com or 802-388-5407, or YAC leader Lauren Bierman at 802-349-7498 or laurenbierman1218@gmail.com. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

No Strings Marionettes in Brandon. Sunday, Nov. 10, 1:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. No Strings Marionettes will perform “Wasabi, A Dragon’s Tale with 11 exquisitely crafted marionettes amidst sumptuous story book scenery. A transforming sprite, a fashionable knight and a seven foot dragon partake in this new fable. Tickets $8 adults/$8, seniors and students $6/children 5 and under free when accompanied by an adult.

“HONK! Jr.” in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. MCP Foundations presents the classic story of the Ugly Duckling in the new musical “HONK! Jr.,” a heartwarming tale of being different and the lessons we can all learn. Come see what young local thespians can do.

 

Monday, Nov. 11

Bixby Book Club in Vergennes. Monday, Nov. 11, 7-8 p.m., Bixby Memorial Library. 258 Main St. Wax nostalgic and remember the kindness when the book club discusses “The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rodgers” by Maxwell King.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 13

“The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 11 a.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Follow the life and career of accomplished caricaturist and artist Al Hirschfeld, who rose to prominence drawing caricatures of Broadway actors and other celebrities for the New York Herald Tribune and the New York Times in the 1920s. A Great Art Wednesday event. Tickets $13 adults/$8 students, available at 802-388-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. More info at townhalltheater.org.

“Tintoretto at 500: Celebrating a Venetian Renaissance Master” in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 4:30 p.m., Room 125, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Middlebury Alum Robert Echols, curator of landmark retrospective shows in Venice and Washington, honors the 500th anniversary of the birth of Jacopo Tintoretto with a new assessment of the painter and his contribution, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the organization of a major international art exhibition. Free.

Food & Lit Book Discussion in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m., Kiss the Cook, 16 Merchants Row. Presented with the Vermont Book Shop, meet and discuss a book (to be selected, see website(s) for details), and enjoy a prepared food pairing. $5 per person, limited to 10 people. R.S.V.P. at the Vermont Book Shop; book purchase not required to participate.

 

Thursday, Nov. 14

Megan Mayhew Bergman and Spring Ulmer read in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 14, 4:30 p.m., Abernethy Room, Axinn Center, Old Chapel Rd. New England Review and the Middlebury College Program in Creative Writing Program present new writing faculty Mayhew Bergman and Ulmer, who will read from their fiction and essays.

Otter Creek Audubon Society annual dinner and meeting in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 14, 5:30-8:45 p.m. American Legion, 49 Wilson Rd. The featured speaker will be Bridget Butler, biologist and Vermont’s own “bird diva,” who will speak about the fall bird migration. Reservations are needed for 6 p.m. dinner. Call Sue Rasmussen at 802-897-5411 for reservations. OCAS members will receive a separate invitation by mail. No fee for talk at 7:45 p.m.

“A Raisin in the Sun” on screen in Middlebury. Thursday Nov. 14, 6-8:30 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Middlebury Classic Film Club presents this groundbreaking 1961 film starring Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee. An insurance payment to a disadvantaged African American family presents an opportunity and a challenge when diverging pathways to happiness clash. This groundbreaking film was adapted from Lorraine Hansberry’s inspired play. Free.

Energy Cost Savings in Brief in Bristol. Thursday, Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., Holley Hall, 1 South St. Button Up Vermont’s Matt Sharpe will give a 20 minute, non-technical presentation on the current steps and incentives for increasing comfort and air quality in your home, using less energy and saving money. Residents can also sign up to have Efficiency Vermont staff visit their homes to make recommendations. Refreshments provided. More info contact Sally Burrell at sallybinvt@gmail.com or 802-453-7397.

“By Seen and Unseen Hands: Spirit Artists and their Art in the 21st Century” in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m., Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St. Associate Professor Stephen Wehmeyer, Champlain College, presents this talk in conjunction with the museum’s fall exhibit, “Conjuring the Dead: Spirit Art in the Age of Radical Reform.” Free with Museum admission. Space is limited, advance reservations are recommended by calling 802-388-2117.

Va et Vient in Bristol. Thursday, Nov. 14, 7-8 p.m., Vermont Tree Goods, 27 Main St. The third of three pop-up concerts presented by 5-Town Friends of the Arts. Come on out and enjoy some terrific local music. Admission by free will donation.

“The Addams Family” in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m., Auditorium, Middlebury Union High School, 73 Charles Ave. Wednesday, Gomez, Mortitia and company take the stage in MUHS’s fall musical. A two-hour show with intermission. Tickets $10 adults/$8 seniors, available Nov. 4. More info at 802-382-1192.

“Elf, the musical” on stage in Vergennes. Thursday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m., Vergennes Union High School, Monkton Rd. VUHS is the first school to do this show in New England, based on the Will Ferrell film of the same name. Get ready for some holiday belly laughs. Tickets $12 adults/ $10 students and senior citizens.

Tom Rush with Matt Nakoa in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Rush’s impact on the American music scene has been profound. He has been thrilling audiences here and abroad with hits like “No Regrets,” “Circle Game,” “Remember Song,” “Urge for Going” and “Merrimack County.” Tickets $49 plus fees, available at 802-388-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. More info at townhalltheater.org.

 

Friday, Nov. 15

Matthew Dickerson in concert in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 15, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Eastview at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Dickerson will share some songs from the Roots Americana tradition: lyric-oriented and narrative songs on acoustic guitar and harmonica with a mix of some originals as well as covers by artists including Gillian Welch, Bob Dylan, and Buddy and Julie Miller. Free and open to the public.

“David Crosby: Remember My Name” on screen in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. MNFF Selects presents A.J. Eaton’s documentary — an unforgettable and intimate story of a man whose brutally honest self-reflection illuminates a life that continues to be controversial and creative in equal measure. Experience David Crosby, human being, survivor, living his own truth, out loud. Individual ticket $15/series pass $105, available at 802-388-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. More info at townhalltheater.org.

“The Addams Family” in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., Auditorium, Middlebury Union High School, 73 Charles Ave. Wednesday, Gomez, Mortitia and company take the stage in MUHS’s fall musical. A two-hour show with intermission. Tickets $10 adults/$8 seniors, available Nov. 4. More info at 802-382-1192.

“Elf, the musical” on stage in Vergennes. Friday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., Vergennes Union High School, Monkton Rd. VUHS is the first school to do this show in New England, based on the Will Ferrell film of the same name. Get ready for some holiday belly laughs. Tickets $12 adults/ $10 students and senior citizens.

Middlebury College Orchestra fall concert in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Join the College orchestra to explore major works from the classical to the contemporary with conductor Evan Bennett. Free.

 

Saturday, Nov. 16

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section walk in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 16, Means Woods, Seminary St. Extension. A moderate hike through Means Woods and up and around Chipman Hill. 3.5 miles RT, 400-foot elevation gain. Bring snack and water and poles if desired. More info contact David Andrews at vtrevda@yahoo.com or 802-388-4894. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Fundraising craft fair in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Otter Valley Union High School, Route 7 South. Craft fair with full concession stand serving breakfast munchies and lunch. Help raise funds for the Otter Valley Softball Team to go to Florida for some spring training this year.

Community clothing swap in Addison. Saturday. Nov. 16, 9 a.m.-noon, Addison Central School, 121 Route 17. Clothing for the whole family. Free entry, no swap required. Drop-offs accepted at Addison Central School Nov. 4-14, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. More info call 802-759 2131.

“The Addams Family” in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2 p.m., Auditorium, Middlebury Union High School, 73 Charles Ave. Wednesday, Gomez, Mortitia and company take the stage in MUHS’s fall musical. A two-hour show with intermission. Tickets $10 adults/$8 seniors, available Nov. 4. More info at 802-382-1192.

“Elf, the musical” on stage in Vergennes. Saturday, Nov. 16, 3 p.m., Vergennes Union High School, Monkton Rd. VUHS is the first school to do this show in New England, based on the Will Ferrell film of the same name. Get ready for some holiday belly laughs. Tickets $12 adults/ $10 students and senior citizens.

Melissa D & Friends in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Sit back, relax and experience the coffeehouse vibe with the warm music of Americana folk/rock artist Melissa D. A native of Rutland, she is a classically trained vocalist with a distinct voice that immediately sets her apart from the pack. Tickets $8 adults/seniors and students $6.

The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. The SIJE celebrates the wisdom that “it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing” with a program of contemporary jazz compositions and favorites from the classic big band repertoire. Dick Forman, director. Free.

 

Sunday, Nov. 17

Music of the Movement in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 17, 4 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Join François Clemmons when he shares the history of Freedom Songs, from spirituals to slavery to civil rights anthems. Clemmons will give a short performance and lead a sing-a-long. Snacks and soft drinks provided.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 19

Make your own paper flower bouquet in Vergennes. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m.-noon, Otter Creek Room, Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Want to learn how to make paper flowers? This workshop will provide pre-cut paper, hot glue, and wire stems. Register to attend and come with creative hands. Space is limited. Register at the Bixby Circulation desk or call 802-877-2211.

Middlebury African Music and Dance Ensemble and Afropop Band in Middlebury. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m., Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center, Old Chapel Rd. The African Music and Dance Ensemble performs a repertoire that showcases the stylistic diversity and instrumental richness of traditional East African musical cultures. The second half of the concert features the Afropop Band performing in musical styles from East, West, North, South, and Central Africa.

 

Friday, Nov. 22

Turtle Island Quartet and Cyrus Chestnut, Piano, in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet makes its Middlebury debut in a collaborative concert with the series’ most frequent jazz artist, acclaimed pianist Cyrus Chestnut. The partnership is infused with the global reach of gospel and sacred music. Toast the artists at a free post-concert reception. Tickets: $30 public/$25 Midd ID card holders/$10 youth/$6 Midd students.

Fall Dance Concert in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m., Dance Theatre, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. A dynamic evening of ideas in motion showcases choreography by emerging Middlebury College student dance artists and the annual Newcomers’ Piece. Tickets $15 public/$12 Midd ID card holders/$8 youth/$6 Midd students.

 

Saturday, Nov. 23

“Akhnaten” live in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 23, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines American composer Philip Glass’s transcendent contemporary creation, with Karen Kamensek conducting. Phelim McDermott’s stunning production employs a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers to conjure a mystical reimagining of ancient Egypt. Jim Pugh will give a pre-show talk in the Byers Studio downstairs at 12:15 p.m. Tickets $24/$10 students plus fees, Tickets $24/$10 students plus fees, available at THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m., or online at townhalltheater.org.

King Pede card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Nov. 23, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Community Center, Route 7. The evening begins with a sandwich supper and then on to the games. King Pede is a unique game that involves “trick-taking” techniques such as in Hearts and Spades or Pitch. A game of fun and skill. Come prepared to use your strategic thinking.

Middlebury College Community Chorus in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 23, 7 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. The chorus presents its annual concert in celebration of the season of Thanksgiving, performed by Middlebury College students, staff, faculty, and singers from towns throughout the area. Jeff Rehbach, conductor; Tim Guiles, accompanist. Free.

Fall Dance Concert in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m., Dance Theatre, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. A dynamic evening of ideas in motion showcases choreography by emerging Middlebury College student dance artists and the annual Newcomers’ Piece. Tickets $15 public/$12 Midd ID card holders/$8 youth/$6 Midd students.

2nd Annual Vermont Vocal Competition in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Barn Opera brings back the talented emerging operatic artists to the Brandon Town Hall to compete for monetary prizes and performance opportunities with Barn Opera and other regional organizations. Tickets $20 adults/students 17 and under $10.

 

Sunday, Nov. 24

Middlebury College Community Chorus in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 24, 3 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. The chorus presents its annual concert in celebration of the season of Thanksgiving, performed by Middlebury College students, staff, faculty, and singers from towns throughout the area. Jeff Rehbach, conductor; Tim Guiles, accompanist. Free.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Family board game and banquet night in Vergennes. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 6-9 p.m., Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Create a dish to share 6-8 portions and bring it along with its name and list of ingredients. Meet in the lobby for a shared meal, then adjourn to several rooms with various board games to set up and play. Pre-registration required. Call 802-877-2211 or email rachel.plant@bixbylibrary.org.

 

Friday, Nov. 29

Winter coat give-away in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 29, Middlebury United Methodist Church, N. Pleasant St. Don’t be cold this winter. The church will be accepting donations of coats for their annual give-away on Monday, Nov. 4.

 

Saturday, Nov. 30

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section hike. Saturday, Nov. 30, time and location TBD. A “leader’s choice” hike of 6-10 miles on the Long Trail. Moderate to difficult, conditions will determine route and mileage. Contact Ellen Cronan at ecronana@yahoo.com or 908-595-2926 for details. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Winter coat give-away in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 30, Middlebury United Methodist Church, N. Pleasant St. Don’t be cold this winter. The church will be accepting donations of coats for their annual give-away on Monday, Nov. 4.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 4

Middlebury Community Music Center Salon in Middlebury. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6 p.m., Unity Hall, Congregational Church of Middlebury, N. Pleasant St. entrance. MCMC students of all levels and skill levels from a variety of studios gather to perform pieces they have been working on in their lessons. Reception with light refreshments following the salon. Free and open to the public.

“Graphic Novels to Watch Out For” in Middlebury. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m., McCullough Student Center, Old Chapel Rd. Alison Bechdel, author of the comic strip “Dykes to Watch Out For” and the graphic memoir “Fun Home: A Family Tragicomedy,” discusses what makes comics such a powerful medium for addressing and upending oppression.

 

Thursday, Dec. 5

“Fly fishing in the rivers of Katmai National Park and the Bristol Bay headwaters” in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 5, 3-4:15 p.m., EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Matt Dickerson will share stories and photos from five years of visits to the rivers of the Bristol Bay area of Alaska and especially Katmai and Lake Clark National Parks and Preserves. Free. Open to the public.

“Roman Holiday” on screen in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 5, 6-8:30 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Middlebury Classic Film Club’s fall series concludes with this Audrey Hepburn/Gregory Peck story of a princess who escapes her royal bubble to find freedom and romance in Rome. Hepburn won the Academy Award for Best Actress for the role. Discussion will follow.

 

Friday, Dec. 6

Broadway Direct in Vergennes. Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. For the 14th year, Bill Carmichael brings together some of his professional acting/singing/dancing friends from New York and Boston to present an evening of familiar, funny, moving and exceptional music. Several local area high school students will also participate. Tickets $15 in advance/$18 at the door/$5 for students 18 and younger.

 

Saturday, Dec. 7

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

Broadway Direct in Vergennes. Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. For the 14th year, Bill Carmichael brings together some of his professional acting/singing/dancing friends from New York and Boston to present an evening of familiar, funny, moving and exceptional music. Several local area high school students will also participate. Tickets $15 in advance/$18 at the door/$5 for students 18 and younger.

 

Sunday, Dec. 8

“Amazing Grace” on screen in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. MNFF Selects continues its Biography series with this documentary featuring Aretha Franklin. Witness the power and glory of Franklin’s stunning voice and delivery in what is considered one of the greatest gospel music performances of all time. Individual ticket $15/series pass $105. More info at townhalltheater.org.

 

Monday, Dec. 9

 

Tuesday, Dec. 10

“Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice” on screen in Middlebury. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Cinema audiences visit places that evoke and preserve the memory of the painter, including the State Archives, the Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Square, the Church of San Rocco, and more, all in celebration of the 500th anniversary of Tintoretto’s birth. Tickets adult $13/$8 students, available at 802-382-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org, or at the THT Box Office, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Saturday, Dec. 14

Contradance in Cornwall. Saturday, Dec. 14, 7-9:30 p.m., Cornwall Town Hall, Route 30. Featuring Maggie McRae calling to live banjo and fiddle music by Red Dog Riley. $5-10/person (sliding scale). All are welcome. No experience or partner necessary. Questions? 802-462-3722.

Livingston Taylor in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant Street. Musician, consummate performer and professor takes the stage with a varied repertoire developed over his 50-year career. Tickets $44, available at 802-382-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org, or at the box office, Monday through Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Sunday, Dec. 15

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section: Young Adventurer’s hike in Lincoln. Sunday, Dec. 15, Sunset Ledge. Estimated 1.5 hours round trip; 2 miles. Starting in Lincoln Gap, trek the Long Trail to open ledges with beautiful views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. More info contact YAC Leader Lauren Bierman at 802-349-7498 or laurenbierman1218@gmail.com. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

 

Saturday, Dec. 21

“King Pede” card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Dec. 21, Ferrisburgh Town Hall and Community Center, Route 7. A sandwich supper and then on to an evening of fun and card games. King Pede is an unusual game that involves “trick-taking” techniques such as in Hearts and Spades or Pitch. This is a game of fun and skill so come prepared to use your strategic thinking.

 

Saturday, Jan. 4

King Pede card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Jan. 4, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Town Hall and Community Center, Route 7. Come for a sandwich supper and then on to an evening of fun and card games. King Pede involves “trick-taking” techniques such as in Hearts and Spades or Pitch. A game of fun and skill. Come prepared to use your strategic thinking.

 

Saturday, Jan. 8

“The Sound of Music” Diamond Jubilee in Middlebury. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. In 1959, Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre premiered a musical on an unlikely topic: an Austrian family who had become famous for escaping Nazi Germany. “The Sound of Music” went on to win five Tony Awards, along with five Academy Awards in its film adaptation. Pianist and scholar Robert Wyatt discusses the history of the musical as well as the audience’s reaction, then and now.

 

Saturday, Jan. 11

Contradance in Cornwall. Saturday, Jan. 11, 7-9:30 p.m., Cornwall Town Hall, Route 30. Featuring Mary Wesley calling to live banjo and fiddle music by Red Dog Riley. $5-$10/person (sliding scale). All are welcome. No experience or partner necessary. Questions? 802-462-3722.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 5

“When the Bicycle Came to Vermont” in Middlebury. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. UVM professor Luis Vivanco explores the early history of the bicycle in Vermont, an invention that generated widespread curiosity when it arrived in the 1880s — helping spark important changes in industrial production, consumerism, road policies, gender relations, and cultural ideas.

 

Saturday, Feb. 8

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

 

Sunday, Feb. 9

LC Jazz Winter Thaw Concert in Vergennes. Saturday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. For more than 25 years, LC Jazz has raised and donated thousands of dollars to area students in pursuit of their musical education. Suggested donation at the door of any amount. 100 percent of the proceeds go to the LC Jazz Scholarship.

 

Saturday, Feb. 8

Carnevale in Vergennes. Saturday, Feb. 29, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. This annual fundraiser supports three area non-profits, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes, Vergennes Partnership and the Vergennes Opera House, with incredible, outrageous and unforgettable fun. The evening features costumed guests (based on a theme), games of chance and skill, lite bites, and dancing, dancing, dancing.

 

Wednesday, March 4

“Rural America is a Big Deal” in Middlebury. Wednesday, March 4, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Whitney Kimball Coe, coordinator of the National Rural Assembly, shows that although rural communities are hurting, they also hold a wealth of solutions for a nation struggling to fuel its economy, feed a hungry planet, and take on global issues like climate change.

 

Saturday, March 14

Contradance in Cornwall. Saturday, March 14, 7-9:30 p.m., Cornwall Town Hall, Route 30. Featuring Fern Bradley calling to live banjo and fiddle music by Red Dog Riley. $5-10/person (sliding scale). All are welcome. No experience or partner necessary. Questions? 802-462-3722.

 

Wednesday, April 1

“Visualizing Votes for Women” in Middlebury. Wednesday, April 1, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. In celebration of the centennial of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, UVM professor Melanie Gustafson highlights women’s suffrage activists and their movement to win the vote.

 

Saturday, April 11

Contradance in Cornwall. Saturday, April 11, 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. Questions? 802-462-3722.

 

Wednesday, May 6

“Life in the Studio” in Middlebury. Wednesday, May 6, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. David Macaulay, award-winning author and illustrator of “Castle,” “Cathedral” and “The Way We Work,” traces the development of his books and discusses current projects and the challenges in his work.

 

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