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MARY LOU RECOR will recount her trail-breaking, route-losing adventures over 14 years of winter day hikes in “Searching for White Blazes: Hiking the Long Trail in Winter,” on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 7-8:30 p.m., at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct., in Middlebury for the Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section’s Taylor Outdoor Adventure Series talk. Photo/Mary Lou Recor

HAVE YOU SEEN this on your hemlock trees? It’s a sign that the hemlock woolly adelgid has taken up residence. On Saturday, Feb. 29, from 9 a.m.-noon, at Bristol’s Holley Hall, learn how to monitor for this destructive invasive pest and slow its spread with Jim Esden, State Protection Forester, and Caitlin Cusack, forester with the Vermont Land Trust.

Thursday, Feb. 20

Tax help with the United Way of Addison County in Vergennes. Thursdays, Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Need help completing your taxes? Make an appointment to meet a specialist at the Bixby. Call 802-388-7044 to find out about availability and to reserve your place.

Age Well community luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal served at noon of Sweet Baby Ray’s bbq pork, vegetable rice pilaf, broccoli florets, wheat dinner roll and birthday cake. 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.

Vermont Adult Learning info session in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2-5 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Come to this local informational meeting about services throughout Addison County. VAL staff will be available to explain the many services offered for free to Vermont residents. Nino's Pizza will be served.

“Red Sea Security and the Middle East” talk in Middlebury. Thursday, Feb. 20, 3-4:45 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. In the third installment of the Great Decisions series, George Jaeger, senior Foreign Service Officer, ret. and former Diplomat-in-Residence at Middlebury College will explore the ongoing instability in the Red Sea region in the broader context of the now fast-shifting power relationships in the Middle East. Free and open to the public. Limited seating. Call 802-989-7500 to reserve.

“Lifting the Veil from ‘Verdure’: The Greenery Is Greener” in Middlebury. Thursday, Feb. 20, 4:30 p.m., Sabra Field Lecture Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Kate Smith, conservator of paintings and head of Paintings Lab at the Harvard Art Museum, gives a talk on Walter Gropius's commission of Herbert Bayer's “Verdure” for the Harvard Graduate Center. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Sewing Machine Basics night in Middlebury. Thursday, Feb. 20, 5-9 p.m., The Makery, Hannaford Career Center, 51 Charles Ave. Come learn (or relearn) the basics of your machine and get inspired to work on more projects in 2020. Faith and Wendy will be leading an evening of sewing machine basics in The Makery’s Sewing Lab. Interested members are welcome anytime from 5-9 p.m., instruction will be ongoing. Not a member yet? $7.50 Drop-In fee gets you in for the basics or you may borrow The Makery pass from Ilsley Library for free. Participants are welcome to use one of The Makery’s machines or bring their own. More info contact Susan at coordinator@makeryatpahcc.org.

Community Climate Action film screening and discussion in Bristol. Thursday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m., Bristol Fire Department, West St. The Climate Action Film Festival is an opportunity for community members to come together, watch a small selection of climate action films, and discuss how the action relates to their own lives. Free.

“V is the Valley: A Concert-Conversation with the Folk Songs of Vermont” in Vergennes. Thursday, Feb. 20, 6-7:30 p.m., Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. With help from the Vermont Folklife Center and the Vermont Community Foundation, singer-storyteller Jack DesBois is waking up the old ballads and tales for today's Vermonters to share. Free.

“Animals are Soul too!” discussion in Middlebury. Thursday, Feb. 20, 6-7 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Our experiences with animals may help us with our deepest questions about life, love, and the divine purpose of Soul. Come share the surprising, funny, and profound ways animals have brought a spiritual love or insight into your life. All are welcome.

Catholic divorce support group in Vergennes. Begins Thursday, Feb. 20, 6:30-8 p.m., St. Peter’s Church, 85 S. Maple St. Surviving Divorce is a divorce support program based on the teachings of the Catholic Church that will help bring hope and healing to those who have experienced the pain and loneliness of a broken marriage. Open to the newly separated and divorced and those still struggling with issues many years later. A 12-week support group. More info at 802-877-6585.

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section Taylor Outdoor Adventure Series talk in Middlebury. Thursday, Feb. 20, 7-8:30 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. Mary Lou Recor will recount her trail-breaking, route-losing adventures over 14 years of winter day hikes in “Searching for White Blazes: Hiking the Long Trail in Winter.” All are welcome. Refreshments served. Free, but voluntary donations will be accepted. All donations support the GMC Education Program. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

“Building the Japanese Tea House: Lessons from Apprentice Learning” in Middlebury. Thursday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m., Room 304, Johnson Memorial Building, Chateau Rd. Douglas Brooks, an authority on traditional Japanese boatbuilding, led a Winter term class in which students built a Japanese tea house, honing their carpentry skills and exploring the nature of apprentice learning. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Friday, Feb. 21

Rummage sale in Vergennes. Friday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., St. Peter's Parish Hall, 85 South Maple St. Lots of great treasures. All proceeds benefit the Youth Ministry mission trip to North Carolina.

Mark Harding in Middlebury. Friday, Feb. 21, 3:30-4:30 p.m., EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Specializing in popular songs from the ‘20s to the ‘70s, Mark Harding (guitarist, harmonica player, and vocalist) is a “solo entertainer with a full band sound.” Free and open to the public.

“Katie Jewett, Bayada: Be Heart Healthy” in Middlebury. Friday, Feb. 21, 4 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. A discussion on heart disease to learn what you can eat to increase or decrease your risk of heart disease, how getting to a healthy weight helps to lower high blood pressure and manage diabetes and which activities or exercises can benefit health the most. Free, open to the public and fully accessible. RSVP to Courtney Allenson at 802-388-1220 or callenson@residenceottercreek.com.

Knights in Italy spaghetti dinner in Bristol. Friday, Feb. 21, 5-7 p.m., St. Ambrose Parish Hall, 11 School St. Menu includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti with sauce, garlic bread, salad, beverages and dessert. Tickets $10 adults/$5 children 12 and under/$25 family All proceeds will go toward furthering the St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus mission of aiding the community in a variety of ways from Coats for Kids to the Special Olympics.

Bristol selectboard candidate forum in Bristol. Friday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m., Community Room, Bristol Fire Department, West St. Candidates for a two-year seat, Darla Senecal and Bill Mount, and incumbent Michelle Perlee, candidate for a three-year seat, will answer previously prepared questions as well as questions from the audience. Light refreshments. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters. More info contact Sarah Stott at sstott@comcast.net.

 

Saturday, Feb. 22

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section hike in Weybridge. Saturday, Feb. 22, Bittersweet Falls. Walk or snowshoe the TAM Blue Trail to Bittersweet Falls from the parking lot on Hamilton Road in Weybridge. 5.2 miles out and back, about 3 hours. Mostly gentle slopes, good views of Snake Mountain and the countryside. Bring poles and micro-spikes or snowshoes, plus a snack. More info contact David Andrews at vtrevda@yahoo.com or 802-388-4894. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Ladies Union rummage sale in New Haven. Saturday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., New Haven Congregational Church, Town Hill Rd. Clothing and books only.

Rummage sale in Vergennes. Saturday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Peter's Parish Hall, 85 South Maple St. Lots of great treasures. All proceeds benefit the Youth Ministry mission trip to North Carolina.

Wu Brothers in concert in Vergennes. Saturday, Feb. 22, 10-11 a.m., Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Brothers Nathan and Henry Wu created Classical Music Encounters, a concert series at local libraries that introduces classical music to new audiences through performance and commentary. Works by Bach, Mozart, Elgar, Gliere, and more will be showcased. Free. For all ages under the Bixby dome.

“Silo” on screen in Vergennes. Saturday, Feb. 22, 1 and 7 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. The New England premiere of a film inspired by true events. Cody Rose is entrapped in a 50-foot-tall grain bin. Family, neighbors and first responders must put aside their differences to rescue Cody from drowning in the crop that has sustained their community for generations. Actor Jeremy Holm will give a Q&A following each showing. Tickets free. Reserve in advance or available at the door. More info at vergennesoperahouse.org or 802-877-6737.

Author Tanya Lee Stone in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2-4 p.m., Hillcrest 103, Hillcrest Rd., Middlebury College. Author Tanya Lee Stone will talk about her book “Girl Rising,” which expands upon the 2013 documentary of the same name. Stone will unpack the major obstacles to education, including where and why they happen and how we can easily be activists. A Sister-to-Sister event. International snacks provided. More info contact Karin Hanta at khanta@middlebury.edu or by phone at 802-443-5937.

“Atlantics” on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 22, 3 and 8 p.m., Dana Auditorium, 356 College St. After a group of unpaid construction workers disappears at sea one night in search of a better life abroad, the women they have left behind in Dakar are overwhelmed with a mysterious fever. Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Free.

Soup supper in Bristol. Saturday, Feb. 22, 5 p.m., Bristol Federated Church, North and Church St. Cabin Fever setting in? Get out of the house. Come share a warm meal with friends and neighbors while supporting the church. Menu includes soups, chowders, crackers, beverages and ice cream sundaes. Tickets $8 per person/ $4 ages 6 and under. Snow date Feb. 29.

Chelsea Berry in Brandon. Saturday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. A firm favorite with Brandon Music audiences, Chelsea continues to wow us all with her powerful and beautiful vocals, commanding stage presence and warm personality. 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@brandonmusic.net.

Dayve Huckett and Friends in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Affiliate artist Dayve Huckett plays solo guitar and also performs with professor Peter Hamlin on accordion and Ron White on bass, as well as in collaboration with student musicians. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Keith Murphy and Yann Falquett in Bristol. Saturday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m., Walkover Gallery, 15 Main St. A Cabin Fever Series concert. Tickets $20 in advance/$25 day of the show. For reservations call 802-453-3188 x 2.

 

Sunday, Feb. 23

All-you-can-eat waffle breakfast in Bristol. Sunday, Feb. 23, 7-11 a.m.,  American Legion Post 19, 56 Airport Dr. Crispy Belgian waffles, whipped cream, strawberries, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee, cider, orange juice, coffee, tea and cocoa. And of course local butter and maple syrup. $9 Adults and high school/$6 elementary/pre-school and under free. Proceeds to Mt. Abe softball spring training trip and equipment.

“Harriet” on screen in Middlebury. Sunday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. This compelling drama beautifully renders the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity and tenacity freed dozens of slaves through the Underground Railroad in the face of growing pre-Civil War adversity. Presented by MNFF Selects. Tickets $15, including fees, available at 802-382-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org, or at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

Duo D’Accord in Middlebury. Sunday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Come hear a fun duo playing a fusion of classical and jazz. Free, open to the public and fully accessible. RSVP to Courtney Allenson at 802-388-1220 or callenson@residenceottercreek.com.

“The Hate U Give” book discussion in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m., Rokeby, 4334 Route 7. “The Hate U Give” is a masterful presentation of issues facing many African Americans in America today. Teens and adults are invited to borrow copies of the book from Rokeby, read, and attend a moderated discussion about the book and the issues it presents. Program includes a short guided tour of “Free & Safe.” Admissions $10 adults/$8 children age 5 and up. More info at 802-877-3406 or info@rokeby.org.

“From Skiffs to Sail Ferries: The Story of Vermont’s Small Boat Traditions” in Addison. Sunday, Feb. 23, 3 p.m., Addison Fire Station, 44 Route 17 W. The bulk of Vermont’s historic boatbuilding traditions involve Vermonters building their own boats, whether for pleasure or commercial use. In this slide presentation, Douglas Brooks shares his research on these traditions, and his work in recreating some of these historic vessels. A Vermont Humanities Council event.

Natasha Koval Paden, piano, in Middlebury. *CANCELLED* Sunday, Feb. 23, 4 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Beginning with selected preludes and fugues by J. S. Bach, this program then reveals the artistry of three great composer-pianists who brought earlier works in other mediums into reimagined, virtuosic keyboard journeys: Busoni, Rachmaninov, and Liszt. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Monday, Feb. 24

Veterans luncheon in Middlebury. Monday, Feb. 24, 1 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Calling all veterans to join us for a monthly complimentary luncheon, as we serve those who have served as a way of sharing our thanks. Come meet other veterans and friends and enjoy a delicious meal. Free, open to the public and fully accessible. RSVP to Courtney Allenson at 802-388-1220 or callenson@residenceottercreek.com.

Cribbage night in Bristol. Monday, Feb. 24, 6-7:30 p.m., Bristol Masons’ Lodge, 2 Elm St. All skill Levels welcome. A great family activity. Teach your kids the game. Free.

Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren in Middlebury. Monday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m., Dana Auditorium, 356 College St. As part of the Alexander Hamilton Forum at Middlebury College, Ambassador Oren will deliver a talk entitled, “Ultimate Allies: America & Israel, 1620 to the Present.” An audience Q & A will follow.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 25

American Red Cross blood drive in Middlebury. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Middlebury EMS Building, 55 Collins Dr. Call 1-800-Red-Cross (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment. Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting redcrossblood.org/rapidpass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment.

Age Well community luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Healthy Eating for Diabetics at 11:20 a.m. Meal served at noon of turkey burger with vegetable gravy, diced potatoes, sliced carrots, wheat roll and pumpkin custard with cream. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

American Red Cross blood drive in Bristol. Tuesday, Feb. 25, noon-5 p.m., Bristol American Legion, 56 Airport Dr. Call 1-800-Red-Cross (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment. Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting redcrossblood.org/rapidpass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment.

“Secrets of Ancient Goldsmiths Demystified” in Middlebury. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 4:30 p.m., Room 125, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Join Jeanette K. Caines, master goldsmith and director of Jewelry Arts Inc., for an illustrated lecture on ancient goldsmithing techniques.

Opiate workshop in Middlebury. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6-8:15 p.m., Hannaford Career Center, 51 Charles Ave. The third in a series of workshops aimed at building understanding and community resilience to respond to the opioid epidemic. Learn and share about the opiate crisis, signs of opioid addiction, the effect of opioid addiction on people and their families, and what you can do to help. Dinner provided. To register contact Denise at 802-382-1004 or visit hannafordcareercenter.org. Space is limited. Cost $30. Scholarships available.

“1619” creator Nikole Hannah-Jones in Middlebury. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m., Mead Chapel, Old Chapel Rd. Hannah-Jones, creator of The New York Times’s 1619 Project, will give the talk “1619 and the Legacy That Built a Nation.” Hannah-Jones is also the host of the “1619” podcast, and an award-winning investigative reporter covering civil rights and racial injustice for the “New York Times Magazine.” Free and open to the public.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 26

American Red Cross blood drive in Middlebury. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Co-operative Insurance, 292 Colonial Dr. Call 1-800-Red-Cross (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment. Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting redcrossblood.org/rapidpass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment.

Tax help with the United Way of Addison County. Thursday, Feb. 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Need help completing your taxes? Make an appointment to meet a specialist at the Bixby. Call 802-388-7044 to find out about availability and to reserve your place.

Age Well community luncheon in Shoreham. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 11 a.m., Halfway House, Route 22A. Doors open and meal served at 11 a.m. until all are served. Menu includes chef’s choice soup and sandwich, 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.

“Coming Home” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 1, 4 and 7 p.m., Marquis Theater, 65 Main St. Addison County Restorative Justice Services presents this a documentary by Bess O’Brian that focuses on 5 people returning back to their Vermont communities from prison. The film spotlights the innovative COSA program (Circle of Support and Accountability) that helps reintegrate folks back into their daily lives. Donation TBD.

 

Thursday, Feb. 27

Age Well community luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal served at noon of oven-fried chicken, red mashed potatoes with sour cream, Capri blend vegetables, wheat bread and melon. 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.

“Immigration and the ‘Northern Triangle’: Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala” in Middlebury. Thursday, Feb. 27, 3-4:45 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. In the fourth lecture in East View’s Great Decisions series, Prof. Robert Brenneman, Chair of Sociology and Anthropology at St. Michael’s College, will focus on the impact of violence and violent social structures on human flourishing. Free and open to the public. Limited seating. Call 802- 989-7500 to reserve.

Beginner 3-D printing and electronics night in Middlebury. Thursday, Feb. 27, 5-9 p.m., The Makery at Hannaford Career Center, 51 Charles Ave. Nick and Shiraz will be leading a tutorial on how to use software to make small parts on a 3-D printer. No programming experience required. You will also have an opportunity to learn basic electronics with hands on experience. Come anytime from 5-9 p.m., instruction will be ongoing. Children 14-18 are welcome if accompanied by an adult. $7.50 Drop-In fee or borrow Ilsley Library’s Makery pass. More info contact Susan at coordinator@makeryatpahcc.org.

“Approaching Abstraction: An Artist Talk with Holly Harrison” in Middlebury. Thursday, Feb. 27, 5:30-7 p.m., Edgewater Gallery on the Green, Merchants Row. Drinks and refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to all. More info at 802-458-0098 or Edgewatergallery.com.

Author Maria Padian in Middlebury. Thursday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. Freelance writer, essayist, author of young adult novels and Middlebury College graduate Maria Padian will present her new book, “How to Build A Heart.” Free and open to the public. Book signing to follow.

 

Friday, Feb. 28

Gregg Humphrey in Middlebury. Friday, Feb. 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m., EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Local bluegrass veteran Greg Humphrey returns with some great songs. Chris Prickitt joins on banjo. Free and open to the public.

“Turning Pots into Groceries: A Forum for Artists Who Want to Sell Their Work” in Middlebury. Friday, Feb. 28, 6-8 p.m., Middlebury Studio School, 2377 Route 7. An interactive panel discussion featuring local potters will discuss selling at craft shows and online, starting and running a gallery/shop and the ins and outs of interacting with customers. An audience Q&A will follow. Refreshments available. Free. Donations to the Middlebury Studio School Scholarship Fund. More info at middleburystudioschool.org or StudioSchool2377@gmail.com.

“They Say A Lady Was the Cause of It” in Middlebury. Friday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. An evening-length contemporary dance work exploring gender, agency & identity w/ live music and vocals. The eleven dancers performing in this work will be accompanied by live, original music, composed and performed by Matt LaRocca. Tickets $25 adults/$15 students, plus fees, available at 802-382-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

Cellist David Finckel and Pianist Wu Han in Middlebury. Friday, Feb. 28. 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. The World Premiere of a newly-commissioned work by Pierre Jalbert, along with works by Beethoven, Debussy, Mendelssohn, and Chopin. Pre-concert lecture by composer Pierre Jalbert at 6:15 p.m. Tickets $30 reserved seating general public/$25 Middlebury College faculty, staff, alumni, and emeriti/$10 youth/$6 Middlebury College students, available at  802-443-MIDD (6433) or middlebury.edu/arts.

 

Saturday, Feb. 29

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid monitoring workshop in Bristol. Saturday, Feb. 29, 9 a.m.-noon, Holley Hall, 1 South St. Hemlock woolly adelgid is a destructive invasive insect that has already been detected on hemlock trees in southern Vermont. Learn to monitor and slow the spread of this invasive insect with Jim Esden, State Protection Forester, Vermont Forests, Parks and Recreation, and Caitlin Cusack, Forester, Vermont Land Trust. Free. Registration required by Feb. 24.

Fire by Friction in New Haven. Saturday, Feb. 29, 10-11:30 a.m., Otter Creek Gorge Preserve from Belden Falls, Belden Falls Rd. MALT’s Programs Coordinator and fire whisperer Caleb Basa will take participants on an interactive fire building journey in Otter Creek Gorge.  Gather materials for and construct a tinder bundle, see a bow drill demonstration, and blow the life of fire into your tinder bundle. Marshmallows provided. Free to all. RSVP to info@maltvt.org.

Hospice volunteer information session in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 29, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Do you have a talent to share? Would you like an appreciative audience? Want an easy way to make a big impact in someone’s life? Join Bayada Hospice personnel to learn about the rewards of volunteering for Hospice. On hand will be short films about hospice volunteering, pet therapy dogs, refreshments, and printed information and applications.

The Met’s “Agrippina” Live in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 29, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly resonate. Jim Pugh will give a pre-show talk in the Byers Studio downstairs at 12:15 with refreshments sponsored by the Opera Company of Middlebury. Tickets Adults $24/Students $10 plus fees, available at 802-382-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org, or at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

“The Whistlers” on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 29, 3 and 8 p.m., Dana Auditorium, 356 College St. Not everything is as it seems for Cristi, a police inspector in Bucharest who plays both sides of the law. Embarking with the beautiful Gilda on a high-stakes heist, both will have to navigate the twists and turns of corruption, treachery and deception. A trip to the Canary Islands to learn a secret whistling language might just be what they need to pull it off. Free.

Chili supper in Shoreham. Saturday, Feb. 29, 5-7 p.m., Shoreham Congregational Church, 28 School Rd. Beat the cold, warm up with chili (both meat and vegetarian styles), cornbread, desserts and beverages. Free will offering for the meal. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Addison County Meals on Wheels program. Children can come to a sliding party earlier and also enjoy a piñata.

King Pede card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Feb. 29, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Town Hall and Community Center, Route 7. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. 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. This is a game of fun and skill so come prepared to use your strategic thinking.

Carnevale in Vergennes. Saturday, Feb. 29, 7:30 p.m.-midnight, Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Carnevale returns for another night of outrageous, creative, beautiful and clever costumes, games of skill, chance and trickery, raffles and prizes, world-class entertainment and dancing. This year’s theme, “Fashion is Art, and You are the Canvas.” Cash bar. Tickets $35, available online or at the door. All proceeds benefit Vergennes Opera House, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes and the Vergennes Partnership.

“They Say A Lady Was the Cause of It” in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 29, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. An evening-length contemporary dance work exploring gender, agency & identity w/ live music and vocals. The eleven dancers performing in this work will be accompanied by live, original music, composed and performed by Matt LaRocca. Tickets $25 adults/$15 students, plus fees, available at 802-382-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

Michelle Fay Band in Brandon. Saturday, Feb. 29, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Lovers of authentic folk and Americana music welcome opportunities to hear the Michele Fay Band perform original, well crafted songs and Americana music. 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@brandonmusic.net.

Paul Asbell Jazz Quintet in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 29, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Affiliate artist Paul Asbell performs original jazz compositions from his latest CD featuring some of Vermont's finest musicians and music faculty: Christopher Peterman, saxophones; Clyde Stats, acoustic bass; Tom Cleary, piano; and Gabriel Jarrett, drums. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Tuesday, March 3

Quit Smoking workshop in Middlebury. Begins Tuesday, March 3, 5-6 p.m., Porter Medical Center, Porter Dr. Chew tobacco? Use cigarettes? Quit nicotine products with support during this free four week workshop. Learn how to make practical lifestyle changes with the support of a trained facilitator and a small group of other people looking to make a change too. Nicotine replacement therapy available at no cost. For questions or to register contact Courtney Thorn at 802-388-8860.

Historian Margaret MacMillan in Middlebury. Tuesday, March 3, 7:30 p.m., Dana Auditorium, 356 College St. MacMillan will deliver the lecture “The Long Shadow of the Great War and the Paris Peace Conference” for the Charles S. Grant Memorial Lecture. MacMillan teaches at the University of Toronto, and is the emeritus Professor of International History and former Warden of St. Anthony’s College at the University of Oxford.

L.A. Theatre Works: “Seven” in Middlebury. Tuesday, March 3, 7:30 p.m., Wright Memorial Theater, Chateau Rd. The documentary play, written by seven female writers, based on interviews with seven women who faced life-threatening obstacles — death threats, entrenched norms, pervasive violence, etc. — yet later brought heroic changes to their home countries of Pakistan, Nigeria, Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Russia, and Cambodia. Q&A with the company after each performance. Wednesday's performance presented with sign language interpretation. Tickets: $22 public/$16 Midd ID card holders/$10 youth/$6 Midd students available at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Wednesday, March 4

“The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonders” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, March 4, 11 a.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The first cinematic journey through the rooms, stories and emotions of one of the most visited museums in the world, the Prado’s 8000 art treasures tell the story of Spain and of an entire continent. Tickets $13 adults/$8 students available at 802-382-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

Diabetes Management workshop in Middlebury. Begins Wednesday, March 4, 5:30-8 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Specifically designed for people with type 2 diabetes and offered in a small group setting, this program can help you learn how to better manage your symptoms by focusing on seven self-care behaviors: healthy eating, being active, monitoring blood sugar, taking medication, problem solving, healthy coping and reducing risks. More info and registration contact Courtney Thorn at 802-388-8860 or cthorn@portermedical.org. Continues on Wednesdays through April 8.

“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.

“The Middle East,” a lecture by Mohamed Defaa in Orwell. Wednesday, March 4, 7 p.m. *RESCHEDULED FROM WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19*, Orwell Free Library, 472 Main St. The term “Middle East” is a changing geopolitical concept. Throughout recent history, this term referred to a political, a cultural, and a geographical region with no clear boundaries. Moreover, this concept serves to generate stereotypes and misunderstanding. In this multimedia presentation, Defaa provides an analytical framework to understand the histories, social identities, and cultures behind this complex concept of “Middle East.”

L.A. Theatre Works: “Seven” in Middlebury. Wednesday, March 4, 7:30 p.m., Wright Memorial Theater, Chateau Rd. The documentary play, written by seven female writers, based on interviews with seven women who faced life-threatening obstacles — death threats, entrenched norms, pervasive violence, etc. — yet later brought heroic changes to their home countries of Pakistan, Nigeria, Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Russia, and Cambodia. Q&A with the company after each performance. Wednesday's performance presented with sign language interpretation. Tickets: $22 public/$16 Midd ID card holders/$10 youth/$6 Midd students available at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Thursday, March 5

Tax help with the United Way of Addison County. Thursday, March 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Need help completing your taxes? Make an appointment to meet a specialist at the Bixby. Call 802-388-7044 to find out about availability and to reserve your place.

Tool training in Middlebury. Thursday, March 5, 5-9 p.m., The Makery at Hannaford Career Center, 51 Charles Ave. Len Schmidt leads a focused tool training in The Makery’s Woodworking Lab. Please arrive at 5 p.m. and plan to stay until 9 p.m. $7.50 Drop-In fee or borrow Ilsley Library’s Makery pass. Children 16-18 are welcome if accompanied by an adult. For safety reasons wear short sleeves, long pants, closed toe shoes and have any long hair tied back. More info contact Susan at coordinator@makeryatpahcc.org.

“A Campaign to Stop Single Use Plastics: A Forum on Next Steps in Combating Plastic Pollution” in Middlebury. Thursday, March 5, 5-6 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Join the Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG) and Keep Middlebury Beautiful for a presentation on how Vermont passed the nation’s toughest ban on single-use plastics and how the state can continue the fight against plastic pollution. Everyone interested in reducing the amount of plastic in our environment — and anyone else who uses disposable plastics in Vermont — is invited.

Yellow House Community information session in Middlebury. Thursday, March 5, 6:30-8 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Join us for a presentation and Q & A about Yellow House Community, Middlebury’s intentional living community for adults with special needs. Open to families of prospective residents, aspiring staff members and volunteers, and interested community members. More info contact Elise Haydon at ehyellowhouse@gmail.com.

 

Friday, March 6

“India and Pakistan” talk in Middlebury. Friday, March 6, 3-4:45 p.m., EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. The 5th “Great Decisions” talk features Ambassador Jeff Lunstead, Diplomat-in-Residence at Middlebury College and former Ambassador to Sri Lanka. He will explore the origins and far-reaching effects of the bitter rivalry between India and Pakistan, which is central to the dynamics of the region. Free and open to the public. Limited seating. Call 802-989-7500 to reserve.

Lenten fish fry in Bristol. Friday, March 6, 5-7 p.m., St. Ambrose Parish Hall, 11 School St. All-you-can-eat fried or baked haddock, coleslaw, fresh baked dinner roll, beverages and dessert. Adults $13/children 9 and under $6.50/immediate family of 5 $37. More info call St. Ambrose at 802-453-2488.

Dreamers’ Circus in Middlebury. Friday, March 6, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Featuring three virtuosic, joyful musicians, this trio’s music is evocative of traditional roots but displays a thoroughly modern sense of adventure. Reserved seating. Tickets $28 general public/$22 Middlebury College faculty, staff, alumni, and emeriti/ $10 youth/$6 Middlebury College students, available at 802-443-MIDD (6433) or middlebury.edu/arts. Middlebury senior Aida O’Brien will sing for arriving patrons starting at 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 7

“Les Misérables” on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, March 7, 3 and 8 p.m., Dana Auditorium, 356 College St. Stéphane has recently joined the Anti-Crime squad in Montfermeil, a sensitive district of the Paris projects. Paired up with Chris and Gwada, whose methods are sometimes unorthodox, he rapidly discovers the tensions between the various neighborhood groups. When the trio finds themselves overrun during the course of an arrest, a drone begins filming every move they make. Free.

Rosier performs in Ripton. Saturday, March 7, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House, 1305 Route 125. Rosier (formally Les Poules à Colin) features fiddle, guitar, bouzouki, banjo, mandolin, piano and bass. They are known for the rich vocals and instrumental and rhythmic prowess. Doors open at 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. open mic followed by featured performers. $10 general admission/$15-$20 generous admission.

Beppe Gambetta in Brandon. Saturday, March 7, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Italian flatpicking guitar maestro and vocalist Beppe Gambetta has traveled the world and even crossed the “Iron Curtain” to dazzle and charm music enthusiasts everywhere with masterful playing and quality vocals. 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, info@brandon-music.net or brandon-music.net.

 

Sunday, March 8

Emory Fanning, organist, in Middlebury. Sunday, March 8, 3 p.m., Mead Memorial Chapel, Old Chapel Rd. In this 70th-anniversary concert, Professor Emeritus Fanning celebrates seven decades of playing the organ with some of his favorite pieces by J. S. Bach, César Franck, and others. Free.

 

Tuesday, March 10

Cost of Production for Farmers and Food Manufacturers workshop in Middlebury. Tuesday, March 10, 8:30 a.m.-noon, UVM Extension Office, 23 Pond Ln. Understanding costs of production brings profitability and more informed decision-making. In this ACORN workshop Calley Hastings of Fat Toad Farm will share her personal insights growing her farm-based business. Cost of $15 includes light snacks and coffee. All payments support ACORN’s mission. Tickets non-refundable. Space is limited. Pre-register at acornvt.org. More info contact Annie Harlow 802-922-7060.

Ancient Asian Gold Technology illustrated lecture in Middlebury. Tuesday, March 10, 4:30 p.m., Room 125, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Donna Strahan, Head of Conservation and Scientific Research at the Freer|Sackler Galleries of Art, Smithsonian Institution, will discuss materials and methods of manufacture of Asian gold objects.

“The Candidate” on screen in Middlebury. Tuesday, March 10, 6-8:30 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. What happens when an idealistic candidate for the U.S. Senate faces the real pressures of our commercializing political system? Will he become just another product to be branded, merchandized, and sold? While this 1972 film featuring Robert Redford, Peter Boyle, and Melvyn Douglas was made almost forty years ago its themes are uncomfortably relevant in our own time. The latest Middlebury Classic Film Club screening.

 

Wednesday March 11

Dordt University Concert Choir in New Haven. Wednesday, March 11, 7 p.m., New Haven United Reformed Church,1660 Ethan Allen Hwy (Route 7). Free. This ensemble will perform a wide variety of choral music including hymn arrangements; spirituals; American folksongs; classics from Mozart, Brahms, and Britten; multi-cultural songs from around the globe; and profound works from an exciting new composer. Freewill donations accepted.

 

Thursday, March 12

“The Philippines and the U.S.” in Middlebury. Thursday, March 12, 3-4:45 p.m., EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. The 6th “Great Decisions” talk features David Rosenberg, Middlebury College Professor of Political Science emeritus and Visiting Fellow in the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University in Canberra. He will talk about the Philippines’ long and complex relationship with the U.S., and the new challenges posed by the ruthless behavior of President Duterte in the context of China’s fast-increasing power position in the region. Free and open to the public. Limited seating. Call 802-989-7500 to reserve.

Beginner 3-D printing and electronics night in Middlebury. Thursday, March 12, 5-9 p.m., The Makery at Hannaford Career Center, 51 Charles Ave. Nick and Shiraz will be leading a tutorial on how to use software to make small parts on a 3-D printer. No programming experience required. You will also have an opportunity to learn basic electronics with hands on experience. Come anytime from 5-9 p.m., instruction will be ongoing. Children 14-18 are welcome if accompanied by an adult. $7.50 Drop-In fee or borrow Ilsley Library’s Makery pass. More info contact Susan at coordinator@makeryatpahcc.org.

Hemp growers debrief and support group in Bristol. Wednesday, March 11, 5-8 p.m., Tandem, 26 Main St. Calling all hemp growers. ACORN wants to hear how the 2019 hemp growing season went. A casual debrief session in a supportive  environment. Share the good, the bad, and the ugly with other growers. Cost of $20 includes light fare and a drink ticket. All payments support ACORN’s mission. Tickets non-refundable. Space is limited. Pre-register at acornvt.org. More info contact Annie Harlow 802-922-7060.

 

Saturday, March 14

“Der Fliegende Holländer” in Middlebury. Saturday, March 14, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. This Met: Live in HD opera features the great bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel as the doomed title sea captain. François Girard’s new production turns the Met stage into a rich, layered tableau reminiscent of a vast oil painting. Tickets $24 adults/$10 students, plus fees, available at 802-382-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

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.

 

Sunday, March 15

Extinction Rebellion open general meeting in Middlebury. Sunday, March 15, 4-6 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Concerned about climate change and not sure what to do about it? Ready to get involved? Join us and hear updates on Extinction Rebellion’s work and organize for bold action. Snacks provided. Free. Everyone is welcome. More info at xrchamplain@protonmail.com.

 

Monday, March 16

Lunch ‘N Learn with Brenna Galdzoni in Middlebury. Monday, March 16, noon-1 p.m., Homeward Bound, 238 Boardman St. Galdzoni of Protect our Wildlife will talk about “How to be a Change Agent for Animals.” Bring a brown bag lunch. Free and open to the public. Limited seating. Pre-register at 802-388-1100 or hmanley@homewardboundanimals.org.

Poet Rajnii Eddins in Middlebury. Monday, March 16, 4-6 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. Middlebury Showing Up for Racial Justice and CVUUS present this important and powerful poetry reading and discussion with Rajnii Eddins of Burlington, poet, author, teacher, facilitator, and spoken word performer. Not suitable for children under 12. Open to the public, with donations suggested but optional.

 

Tuesday, March 18

Farm Succession and Mediation Resources workshop in Middlebury. Wednesday, March 18, 8:30 a.m.-noon, UVM Extension Office, 23 Pond Ln. It's never too early to plan for your future. Geared to all generations, family and non-family members, who may play a role in your farm's future. Young farmers are encouraged to attend. Farm transfer and farm-family mediation specialists from Land for Good and Vermont Agricultural Mediation Program lead the workshop. Cost of $20 includes light fare and coffee. All payments support ACORN’s mission. Tickets non-refundable. Space is limited. Pre-register at acornvt.org. More info contact Annie Harlow 802-922-7060.

Ladies Union crock pot dinner in New Haven. Wednesday, March 18, 6 p.m. New Haven Congregational Church, Town Hill Rd. Hearty main dishes, beverage and dessert, all for $8. More info call Carol at 802-453-5059.

 

Thursday, March 19

“China’s Road into Latin America” in Middlebury. Thursday, March 19, 3-4:45 p.m., EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. The 7th “Great Decisions” talk features Don Wyatt, Professor of History and distinguished scholar of Chinese history. He will talk about China’s rapidly growing economic role in Latin America and its implications in the context of Beijing’s Belt and Road initiative, whose long-term aim is to create a vast global trade and investment system focused on Beijing. Free and open to the public. Limited seating. Call EastView at 802-989-7500 to reserve.

 

Friday, March 20

Lenten fish fry in Bristol. Friday, March 20, 5-7 p.m., St. Ambrose Parish Hall, 11 School St. All-you-can-eat fried or baked haddock, coleslaw, fresh baked dinner roll, beverages and dessert. Adults $13/children 9 and under $6.50/immediate family of 5 $37. More info call St. Ambrose at 802-453-2488.

 

Saturday, March 21

Addison County River Watch volunteer training in Middlebury. Saturday, March 21, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Addison County Regional Planning Commissions, 14 Seminary St. Participants will learn water quality sampling methods and sign up to collect water samples during spring and summer from one or more of our six rivers: Lewis Creek, New Haven River, Little Otter Creek, Middlebury River, Otter Creek, and the Lemon Fair. Coffee, bagels and fruit at 8:30 a.m., Farm visit noon-1:30 p.m.

Big Night in concert in Lincoln. Saturday, March 21, 6:30 p.m., Burnham Hall, 52 River Rd. Come shake off your cabin fever for a good cause at The Willowell Foundation’s annual Boogie Benefit, featuring Burlington-based band Big Night. This swing band will rock the house with their Cajun, zydeco, western, honky tonk, jazz, and rock and roll. The evening will include a silent auction, finger food, and drink. Tickets $10 at the door. All proceeds support Willowell programs.

 

Sunday, March 22

“Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am” on screen in Middlebury. Sunday, March 22, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. MNNF Selects presents this film based on the 38-year friendship of the late, great author Toni Morrison and director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. A remarkable and moving documentary that deftly explores and celebrates the much-loved and decorated literary icon. Tickets $15, including fees, available at 802-382-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Thursday, March 26

“Artificial Intelligence and our Future” in Middlebury. Thursday, March 26, 3-4:45 p.m., EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. The “Great Decisions” program concludes with George Jaeger, who will give an overview of where our fast-changing world may be going — focused on the implications of artificial intelligence, hi-tech innovation, climate change and shifting great power relationships. Free and open to the public. Limited seating. Call 802-989-7500 to reserve.

Sewing machine basics night in Middlebury. Thursday, March 26, 5-9 p.m., The Makery at Hannaford Career Center, 51 Charles Ave. Faith and Wendy will be leading an evening of sewing machine basics in The Makery’s Sewing Lab. Come learn (or relearn) the basics of your machine and get inspired to work on more projects in 2020. Come anytime from 5-9 p.m., instruction will be ongoing. Children 14-18 are welcome if accompanied by an adult. $7.50 Drop-in fee or borrow Ilsley Library’s Makery pass. More info contact Susan at coordinator@makeryatpahcc.org.

 

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.

 

Thursday, April 2

“Outside Mullingar” in Middlebury. Thursday, April 2, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that, due to his painful shyness, suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. Their journey is funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving. Tickets $25 adults/$12 students, plus fees, available at 802-382-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Friday, April 3

Lenten fish fry in Bristol. Friday, April 3, 5-7 p.m., St. Ambrose Parish Hall, 11 School St. All-you-can-eat fried or baked haddock, coleslaw, fresh baked dinner roll, beverages and dessert. Adults $13/children 9 and under $6.50/immediate family of 5 $37. More info call St. Ambrose at 802-453-2488.

“Outside Mullingar” in Middlebury. Friday, April 3, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that, due to his painful shyness, suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. Their journey is funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving. Tickets $25 adults/$12 students, plus fees, available at 802-382-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Saturday, April 4

Outside Mullingar” in Middlebury. Saturday, April 4, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that, due to his painful shyness, suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. Their journey is funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving. Tickets $25 adults/$12 students, plus fees, available at 802-382-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Sunday, April 5

“Outside Mullingar” in Middlebury. Sunday, April 5, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that, due to his painful shyness, suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. Their journey is funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving. Tickets $25 adults/$12 students, plus fees, available at 802-382-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Wednesday, April 8

“Easter In Art” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, April 8, 11 a.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Shot on location in Jerusalem, the United States and throughout Europe, this film explores the different ways artists have depicted the Easter story through the ages and thus depicts the history of us all. Tickets $13 adults/$8 students, including fees, available at 802-382-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

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.

 

Monday, April 13

Lunch ‘N Learn with Dr. Tracey Winters in Middlebury. Monday, April 13, noon-1 p.m., Homeward Bound, 238 Boardman St. Middlebury Animal Hospital veterinarian will talk about parasite prevention. Bring a brown bag lunch. Free and open to the public. Limited seating. Pre-register at 802-388-1100 or hmanley@homewardboundanimals.org.

 

Tuesday, April 14

“Primary Colors” on screen in Middlebury. Tuesday, April 14, 6-8:30 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. A brilliant but flawed Southern governor runs for president in the 1990’s but his campaign nearly flies off the rails when scandals loom during the New Hampshire primary. Sound familiar? Presented by the Middlebury Classic Film Club for its “Elections in a Time of Turbulence” series.

 

Sunday, April 19

Ladies Night Out chorus in Middlebury. Sunday, April 19, 2:30 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. The program, “Earth As Our Home” is an Earth Day centered program full of music to celebrate this planet upon which we all live. Free will offering is requested. Fully accessible.

 

Sunday, May 3

Maple Run in Middlebury. Sunday, May 3, TBD, Middlebury Regional EMS, 55 Collins Dr. USATF-certified half-marathon and two-person relay, and a three-mile fun run. Beautiful, scenic routes with views of the Green Mountains and Adirondacks. A mix of trail, paved and dirt roads for the half marathon, all paved for 3-mile fun run. Great t-shirts, live music on course, post-race pancake breakfast with Vermont maple syrup, maple syrup nips for all finishers.

 

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.

 

Monday, May 11

Lunch ‘N Learn with Candy Fox in Middlebury. Monday, May 11, noon-1 p.m., Homeward Bound, 238 Boardman St. Fox will talk about how to raise seeing eye dog puppies. Bring a brown bag lunch. Free and open to the public. Limited seating. Pre-register at 802-388-1100 or hmanley@homewardboundanimals.org.

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