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Monday, April 23

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

“The Year of Living Dangerously: Donald Trump In The White House” talk in Middlebury. Monday, April 23, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Matt Dickinson, Middlebury College Professor of Political Science will assess President Trump’s record so far, and what we might expect going forward.

American Red Cross Blood Drive in Brandon. Monday, April 23, noon-5 p.m., Brandon American Legion, 550 Franklin St. Walk in or for an appointment visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Start the donation process ahead of time by completing an on-line pre-donation and health history questionnaire. Learn more at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass.

Movement Matters master class in Middlebury. Monday, April 23, 4-5:30 p.m., Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd.  In “Butoh: Triality of Dark, Light, & Self” Julian Barnett explores this internationally recognized physical art form that embodies Japanese post-war expressionism. Class will be accompanied by visiting musician Kenta Nagai. Free and open to all ages and experience. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

“Practicing Music, Practicing Culture: Exercising Bodies and Civic Activism” in Middlebury. Monday, April 23, 7 p.m., Room 221, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Dr. Carlos Odria of the University of Massachusetts Boston explores how the pasacalle of Villa El Salvador, a communal art form that incorporates Peru’s indigenous ritual practices and Afro-Brazilian-derived drum music, strengthens Andean values of mutuality and reciprocity. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Tuesday, April 24

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, April 24, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Lane. Bingo, tai chi and coffee hour followed by a noon meal of cheese ravioli with meat sauce and parmesan cheese, broccoli florets, wheat Italian bread, and peaches. Bring your own place setting. Free transportation may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-1946. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age.

Poetry reading in Middlebury. Tuesday, April 24, 10-11 a.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury. It’s Poetry month. Come hear three local poets — Nancy Means Wright, Mary Pratt, and Caitlin Gildrien — as they help us celebrate the occasion by reading selected works. Free and open to the public.

“Sharing Houseplant Stories — Successes and Failures” presentation in Middlebury. Tuesday, April 24, 1 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Three Middlebury Garden Club members, Shari Johnson, Lynne Boie and Maggie Nocca, will discuss their successes (and failures) in the world of houseplants. Join in and glean some expert tips on starting and maintaining a variety of houseplants.

Movement Matters class in Middlebury. Tuesday, April 24, 4:30 p.m., Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. In “Circulating Touch: a Qi Gong based Master Class with Melanie Maar” students will learn the principles of the Chinese 5 element system in relationship to somatic and improvisational approaches. Free and open to the public. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

“Visit” performed in Middlebury. Tuesday, April 24, 7 p.m., Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. A showing of collaborative work dance professors Julian Barnett and Melanie Maar and Japanese Musician/Composer Kenta Nagai. Free and open to the public. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Book discussion in Middlebury. Tuesday, April 24, 7 p.m.-8 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. Meet and discuss “Lab Girl” by Hope Jahren. Open to everyone. The Vermont Book Shop (VBS) book discussions are held on the last Tuesday of every month.

Milk & Honey Quilters Guild in Middlebury. Tuesday, April 24, 7-8:30 p.m., American Legion Hall, 49 Wilson Rd. Sue Pritt will share her beginnings in quilt making with a trunk show of her early “office quilts,” show the process of making her patterns with simple piecing, quilt as you go, and fast and easy fusible web machine appliqué. More info at visit milkandhoneyquilters.com or email [email protected].

Carlos Odria Ensemble in concert in Middlebury. Tuesday, April 24, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Come hear original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards and Latin American popular music — an exciting blend of international styles such as bossanova, Afro-Peruvian festejo, and rumba flamenco with an improvisational approach inspired by American jazz. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Wednesday, April 25

*CANCELLED* Age Well Senior Luncheon in Shoreham. Wednesday, April 25, 11 a.m., Halfway House, Route 22A. Soup, sandwich, coleslaw, dessert and beverage. Advanced reservations 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.

Classic film club in Middlebury. Wednesday, April 25, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, Eastview Ter. The public is invited to hear Steve Gross talk about upcoming films to be screened at the Ilsley Public Library on Friday afternoon, April 27.

Tobacco cessation workshop in Middlebury. Begins Wednesday, April 25, 5 p.m., Conference room, Porter Medical Center. A free workshop to help create a plan to succeed. Free nicotine replacement therapy available. Registration required at 802-388-8860 or [email protected].

“Getting From Here to There: A History of Roads and Settlement in Vermont,” in New Haven. Wednesday, April 25, 7-9 p.m., New Haven Town Offices, 78 North St. Author Deborah Lee Luskin, will give this a talk sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council and hosted by Friends of the New Haven Library. Free and open to the public.

 

Thursday, April 26

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, April 26, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Lane. Bingo, tai chi and coffee hour followed by a noon meal of turkey a-la-king, mashed potatoes, Harvard beets, biscuit and pumpkin custard. Bring your own place setting. Free transportation may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-1946. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age.

Addison County Business & Entrepreneurs meeting in Middlebury. Thursday, April 26, 6 p.m., Stonecutter Spirits, 1197 Exchange St. Come meet, network and discuss all that is going on in the Addison County business community. Cash bar and $1 slices Nino’s pizza. RSVP at thexfactoryvt.com.

Charlie Nardozzi in Vergennes. Thursday, April 26, 6:30 p.m., Bixby Library, 258 Main St. Join Nardozzi as he introduces the how-tos of Cottage Gardening. These techniques come from England, where annuals, perennials, bulbs and small shrubs are intentionally planted to form a riot of color, textures, and patterns in your garden year round.

“The Christians” on stage in Middlebury. Thursday, April 26, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The Middlebury Actors Workshop opens its 2018 season with Lucas Hnath’s hit play about faith in America — and the trouble with changing your mind. The cast will be accompanied by an onstage gospel choir. Melissa Lourie directs. There will be a post-show talk-back with audience, cast and local clergy. Tickets adults $22/students $12 available at townhalltheater.org or the box office at 802-382-9222.

 

Friday, April 27

Rummage and bake sale in Middlebury. Friday, April 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Middlebury United Methodist Church, 43 North Pleasant St. Men’s, women’s and children’s clothes, dishes, purses, collectibles. Lots of jewelry, shoes, books, puzzles. Something for everyone. Bake sale from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Presentation by Laurel Rand-Lewis, Reiff Curatorial Intern, in Middlebury. Friday, April 27, 12:30 p.m., Sabra Field Lecture Hall (Room 125), Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Each April the Reiff Intern offers new insights on a work or project of particular interest and timeliness in the museum collection. Part of the Fridays at the Museum series. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Tithi Bhattacharya and Rosemary Hennessy speak in Middlebury. Friday, April 27, 2:30 p.m., Robert A. Jones ’59 Conference Room, Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Middlebury College. As the keynote address of the 2018 Gensler Family Symposium, Bhattacharya and Henessy will speak on their current research and its relationship to how feminism resists racism and anti-racist work is embedded in feminism. More info contact Laurie Essig at [email protected], 802-324-3875, or go/gensler2018

Middlebury Community Classic Film Club in Middlebury. Friday, April 27, 3-5:30 p.m., Community Meeting Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Each month the classic film club presents important older films for a whole new generation of viewers. April’s film is “The Year of Living Dangerously,” a story of intrigue, revolution and romance in 1960s in Indonesia. Free and open to the public. More info at tinyurl.com/y95n6a68.

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

Elizabeth Powell & Adrie Kusserow reading in Bristol. Friday, April 27, 6:30 p.m., Art on Main, 25 Main St. In continuation of their celebration of National Poetry Month, Art on Main will host Vermont poets Elizabeth Powell and Adrie Kusserow. Both presenters are prize-winning poets.

“The Christians” on stage in Middlebury. Friday, April 27, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The Middlebury Actors Workshop opens its 2018 season with Lucas Hnath’s hit play about faith in America — and the trouble with changing your mind. The cast will be accompanied by an onstage gospel choir. Melissa Lourie directs. Tickets adults $22/students $12 available at townhalltheater.org or the box office at 802-382-9222.

Steven Isserlis and Richard Egarr perform in Middlebury. Friday, April 27, 8 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Isserlis and Egarr kick off Middlebury’s Bach Festival performing solo and duo sonatas by Boccherini, Scarlatti, Handel and, of course, Bach!

Stargazing open house in Middlebury. Friday, April 27, 9-10:30 p.m., weather permitting, Mittelman Observatory, Bicentennial Hall. Come view a variety of interesting stars, star clusters, and nebulae through the observatory’s telescopes. Free and open to the public. Check the observatory website at go.middlebury.edu/observatory/ or call 802-443-2266 after 7 p.m. on the evening of the event for weather status.

 

Saturday, April 28

Dead Creak volunteer training in Addison. Saturday, April 28, Conference Room, Dead Creek Visitor Center The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is seeking volunteers to serve as department ambassadors and greet visitors at the new Visitor center. Volunteers and participants must be 18 years of age, attend the entire two-day training, and agree to a background check. Free. All curriculum materials provided. Pre-registration is required by April 15 by calling 802-759-2398 or emailing [email protected].

Green Mountain Club wildflower hike. Saturday, April 28, location TBA. A 2.5-mile, round trip trek with a few moderately steep ascents, includes wildflowers and a destination with views. For more information contact David Andrews at [email protected] or 802-388-4894. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

*CANCELLED* Ladies’ Union spring sale in New Haven. Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., New Haven Congregational Church.

Rokeby Museum guide training in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m.-noon, Rokeby, 4334 Route 7. Museum historian Jane Williamson leads a three-hour lecture, discussion and tour program exploring 200 years of Robinson family history. Designed for tour guides-in-training, the public is also invited to attend, but pre-registration is required. Call 802-877-3406 or email [email protected] .

“Make a Sleeping Fox” felting workshop in Vergennes. Saturday, April 28, two sessions, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m., Creative Space Gallery, 214 Main St. Two Sessions Join guest instructor Susi Ryan and learn how to needle felt. Workshop fee of $50, includes all materials, printed directions, and three hours of instruction. Space is limited. Registration at [email protected]. The morning session has been rescheduled from April 14.

Rummage sale in Middlebury. Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m.-noon, Middlebury United Methodist Church, 43 North Pleasant St. Men’s, women’s and children’s clothes, dishes, purses, collectibles. Lots of jewelry, shoes, books, puzzles. Something for everyone. Saturday is Bag Day — $3/bag.

Independent Bookstore Day in Middlebury. Saturday, April 28, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. Celebrate independent bookstores with a Plant-Your-Own Bee-Friendly Seeds activity for kids and a letterpress pop up shop with John Vincent of a Revolutionary Press. Free doughnuts, coffee, cider, and Vermont Independent Bookstores Passports.

World Tai Chi & Qigong day in Bristol. Saturday, April 28, 9:45-11 a.m., Holley Hall. Come and sample Chen, Yang and Sun tai chi styles and catch the tai chi fever. No previous experience necessary. All are welcome. More info contact Susan Wallis at 802-453-5600.

Relay For Life in Middlebury. Saturday, April 28, noon-9 p.m., Battell Loop at Middlebury College, 78 Château Rd. Celebrate all cancer survivors, honor those who have lost their battles and fight back against this disease by raising money for cancer research and patient support programs. Live entertainment, delicious food, lawn games, empowering speakers and a luminaria ceremony. To sign up a team and start fundraising visit [email protected]. Guests can register the day of the event with a suggested $10 donation to the American Cancer Society.

The MET’s “Cendrillon” live in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, April 28, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Come see the MET’s the first ever production of Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story. A free talk about the opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 12:15 PM (45 minutes before the start time) by Scott Morrison. Run time 2hrs 47mins. Tickets $24 adults (+$2 preservation fee)/ $10 students (+1 preservation fee), available at townhalltheater.org or at the box office at 802-382-9222.

George Matthew Jr. plays in Middlebury. Saturday, April 28, 3 p.m., Mead Chapel, Middlebury College. Middlebury College carillonneur Matthew will perform a carillon recital featuring the music of J.S. Bach. The recital can be heard outside in the area surrounding Mead Memorial Chapel. Free and open to the public. Part of the Middlebury Bach Festival.

“13th” on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, April 28, 3 and 8 p.m., Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center, 356 College St. A powerful documentary exploring the history of racial inequality and injustice in the U.S. prison system. Free.  More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

“Taste the Tradition” fundraiser in Middlebury. Saturday, April 28, 6-9 p.m., Havurah House, 56 N. Pleasant St. Enjoy music, wine and delicious food and help raise funds for Havurah’s upgrades to their roof, building and interior spaces. Bring traditional family dishes, along with the recipe and the story behind it. Raffle tickets $5 or free if you bring a dish and recipe. Tickets $25 adults/$10 children ages 6-13. RSVP by April 23 at [email protected].

King Pede card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday April 28, 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.

Hilton Park plays in Brandon. Saturday, April 28, 7: 30 p.m., Brandon Music, 632 Country Club Rd. Come hear this three-piece folk/Americana group from southern Maine. Concert 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 [email protected].

J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion performed in Middlebury. Saturday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Conducted by John Butt and featuring area soloists, the Bach Festival Orchestra and Middlebury College Choir prepared by Jeffrey Buettner. Tickets and info at 802- 443-MIDD (6433), go.middlebury.edu/arts or go.middlebury.edu/bachfest.

“The Christians” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The Middlebury Actors Workshop opens its 2018 season with Lucas Hnath’s hit play about faith in America — and the trouble with changing your mind. The cast will be accompanied by an onstage gospel choir. Melissa Lourie directs. Tickets adults $22/students $12 available at townhalltheater.org or the box office at 802-382-9222.

Natalie Haas and Yann Falquet in concert in Bristol. Saturday, April 28, 8 p.m., Walkover Gallery and Concert Room, 15 Main St. The next installment of Walkover Gallery’s Cabin Fever series. Tickets $15 in advance/$20 day of show, available at Recycled Reading.

 

Sunday, April 29

Champlain Valley Fiddlers in Brandon. Sunday, April 29, 11 a.m., American Legion, Route 7 South. Jam session/open stage at 11 a.m., followed by fiddling, music and dancing at noon. 50/50 raffle and door prizes, refreshments available. All fiddlers welcome. Cover charge $3.

Women business owner/crafters expo in Vergennes. Sunday, April 29, 1-4 p.m., Eagles Club, 67 New Haven Rd. Come visit more than 40 vendors and meet talented women. Raffle tickets sales will benefit TaeKwon Do scholarships. Free.

The Dissipated Eight in Middlebury. Sunday, April 29, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Come enjoy the sounds of The Dissipated Eight, Middlebury College’s premier all male a cappella group founded in 1952. Carrying on the traditions of its original founding, the D8 performs both barbershop and contemporary music. Free, open to the public and fully accessible. Part of The Residence’s Sunday music series. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or [email protected].

“The Christians” on stage in Middlebury. Sunday, April 29, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The Middlebury Actors Workshop opens its 2018 season with Lucas Hnath’s hit play about faith in America — and the trouble with changing your mind. The cast will be accompanied by an onstage gospel choir. Melissa Lourie directs. There will be a post-show talk-back with audience, cast and local clergy. Tickets adults $22/students $12 available at townhalltheater.org or at the box office at 802-382-9222.

J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion performed in Middlebury. Sunday, April 29, 3 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Conducted by John Butt and featuring area soloists, the Bach Festival Orchestra and Middlebury College Choir prepared by Jeffrey Buettner. Tickets and info at 802- 443-MIDD (6433), go.middlebury.edu/arts or go.middlebury.edu/bachfest.

Prime Rib dinner in Bristol. Sunday, April 29, 6 p.m., St. Ambrose Parish Hall, 11 School St. Hosted by St. Ambrose Ways and Means, enjoy appetizers, garden salad, 8 oz. prime rib, mashed potatoes, carrots, fresh-baked dinner rolls, beverage and strawberry-topped cheesecake. Limited seating. Tickets $30 in advance only, available in Bristol at St. Ambrose Church, Cousino Financial Services, and Jackman’s and in Vergennes at St Peter’s Church. More info at 802-453-2488 or saintambrosevt.org.

 

Monday, April 30

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

                                                   

 

Tuesday, May 1

Blood pressure and foot care clinic in Brandon. Tuesday, May 1, 9 a.m., Brandon Senior Center, Forest Dale. $10. No appointment necessary. More info at 802-770-1536.

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday May 1, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10am for bingo and coffee hour. Meal served at noon. Hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes, green beans, and pumpkin cookie. Bring your own place setting. Advanced reservations required. $5 suggested donation. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Author Mary Kathleen Mehuron in Middlebury. Tuesday, May 1, 7 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. Vermont author and teacher Mehuron will read from, discuss and sign her new novel, “The Opposite of Never.” Set in Vermont, the novel tackles opiate use, widowhood, and starting over. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Middlebury Community Players “Play Date” in Middlebury. Tuesday, May 1, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. “Play Date” is a special event where potential directors, designers, actors, and other interested theater friends can brainstorm ideas for future productions, chat with old friends, and meet new ones. Enjoy refreshments and some surprise entertainment. Bring a friend with you and get an extra ticket for the door prizes. More info at [email protected].

Piano recital in Middlebury. Tuesday, May 1, 7:15-8:30 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury. Come hear pianist Diana Fanning’s Middlebury College piano students as they perform works by a wide range of composers. Free and open to the public.

Middlebury African Music and Dance Ensemble performance in Middlebury. Tuesday, May 1, 8 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Damascus Kafumbe directs this concert showcasing the diversity and richness of African music beyond drumming-based practices, and highlighting the dynamic nature of these traditions. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Wednesday, May 2

Age Well senior luncheon in Middlebury. Wednesday, May 2, 11 a.m., Middlebury Rec. Center, 154 Creek Rd. Doors open at 11 a.m. Meal served at noon. Swedish meatballs over rice pilaf, baby carrots, wheat roll, and yogurt pudding fluff with pineapple and mandarin oranges. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations 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.

Ladies Aid Industria rummage sale drop off in Lincoln. Wednesday, May 2, 1-7 p.m., Burnham Hall, 52 River Rd. Clean, useable household items and clothes accepted. No electronics or bike helmets.

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

“Wolf Peaches, Poisoned Peas, and Madame Pompadour’s Underwear: The Surprising History of Common Garden Vegetables” in Shoreham. Wednesday, May 2, 7 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. The Shoreham Historical Society welcomes science and history writer Rebecca Rupp to discuss the stories behind many of our favorites. More info call Linda Larrabee at 802-897-2275.

 

Thursday, May 3

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, May 3, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Vergennes. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal served at noon. Baked ham with pineapple sauce, sweet potatoes, vegetable blend, wheat roll and fruited gelatin Bring your own place setting. Advanced reservations 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.

Senior meal in Bristol. Thursday, May 3, noon, The First Baptist Church of Bristol, Park St. Menu includes meatloaf, mashed potatoes, buttered corn, homemade rolls, and peach upside down cake w/whipped cream. Suggested donation $4. Come early and enjoy time with friends and meet new ones.

Business ownership succession planning seminar in Middlebury. Thursday, May 3, 2-5 p.m., National Bank of Middlebury, 30 Main St. Come to this free event, where presenters Tim Cope of NFP and Don Jamison of the Vermont Employee Ownership Center (VEOC) will discuss the four most common ownership exit paths. Open to business owners and key managers. Registration is required. More info and registration at tinyurl.com/y85935qv.

Rickey Gard Diamond in Middlebury. Thursday, May 3, 7 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. Vermont author and founder of Vermont Woman, Rickey Gard Diamond will discuss “Screwnomics: How Our Economy Works Against Women and Real Ways to Make Lasting Change.” Free and open to the public. Book signing to follow.

 

Friday, May 4

Ladies Aid Industria rummage sale in Lincoln. Friday, May 4, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Burnham Hall, 52 River Rd.

Rummage and bake sale in Salisbury. Friday, May 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Salisbury Church. To make donations of good quality clean clothing or other items, contact Jayne at 802-989-8907 or Nancy at 802-352-4375.

Age Well senior luncheon in Middlebury. Friday, May 4, 11 a.m., VFW, 530 Exchange St. Doors open at 11am. Menu includes stuffed chicken breast, cheddar mashed potatoes, gravy, broccoli/cauliflower blend, tossed salad, dinner roll, and chocolate mousse. $5 suggested donation. Advanced tickets required. Call Michelle Eastman at 802-377-1419. Bring your own place setting. 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.

Artist reception in Brandon. Friday, May 4, 5-7 p.m., Brandon Artist’s Guild, 7 Center St. Come meet artist Dave Fifield and see his new exhibit “Head in the Clouds.” The exhibit runs through June 26. More info at 802 247-4956 or BrandonArtistsGuild.org.

Peace, Love and Margaritas benefit soiree in New Haven. Friday, May 4, 6-10 p.m., Tourterelle, Route 7. Help raise funds for Quarry Hill School while dancing the night away with music by the Doughboys. Raffle prizes. Cash bar. Light hors d’oeuvres. Tickets $15/person pre-registration, $20/person at the door.

Cashore Marionettes: “Life in Motion” in Middlebury. Friday, May 4, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Come see Joseph Cashore present his collection of marionette masterworks in a series of scenes taken from everyday life and set to music by composers such as Beethoven, Vivaldi, Strauss, and Copland. A one-of-a-kind evening for adults and young adults. Tickets $18 adults/$10 children 12 and under, available at townhalltheater.org or at the box office at 802-382-9222.

“D.O.A.” on stage in Brandon. Friday, May 4, at 7 p.m., Auditorium, Otter Valley Union High School. Otter Valley’s Walking Stick Theatre will present an encore performance of this one-act play, chosen to represent the state of Vermont at the New England Drama Festival in New Hampshire.

Stargazing open house in Middlebury. Friday, May 4, 9-10:30 p.m., weather permitting, Mittelman Observatory, Bicentennial Hall. Come view a variety of interesting stars, star clusters and nebulae through the observatory’s telescopes. Free and open to the public. Check the observatory website at go.middlebury.edu/observatory/ or call 802-443-2266 after 7 p.m. on the evening of the event for weather status.

 

Saturday, May 5

Ladies Aid Industria rummage sale in Lincoln. Saturday, May 5, 8 a.m.-12 noon, Burnham Hall, 52 River Rd. $2 Bag day.

Green Up Day in Starksboro. Saturday, May 5, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Starksboro Town Garage, Route 116. Starksboro residents can pick up green Up bags at the town garage, the Jerusalem Store, and the town offices, starting in mid-April and leave them at the town garage on May 5.

Tag sale in Bristol. Saturday, May 5, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The First Baptist Church of Bristol, Park St. ‘Treasures’ for everyone, antiques, puzzles, clothes, and a lot more. Rain or shine.

Green Mountain Club-Green Up Day Festival in Middlebury. Saturday, May 5, Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op. Washington St. GMC Bread Loaf Section will host a display table. Meet our volunteers, view maps and latest GMC publications, or just say hello and share stories of your hiking adventures. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Pottery Sale in Middlebury. Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Middlebury Studio School, 2377 Route 7 South. Pottery by Kathy Clarke, Ken Martin, instructors, local potters, studio assistants and students. Find wonderful handmade pottery at affordable prices, also cards, jewelry, paintings and some surprises. Find a great Mother’s Day gift. All proceeds benefit the school.

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

Strong Ground Walk in Orwell.  Saturday, May 5, 1-3:30 p.m., Mount Independence,497 Mount Independence Rd. A pre-season guided walk exploring Revolutionary War military strategy and the defenses built here in 1776-77. Meet at museum for orientation. Wear sturdy boots, be prepared for off-trail walking, and dress for the weather. More info at 802-948-2000 or historicsites.vermont.gov/directory/Mount Independence.

“Kentucky Derby: The Home Stretch” fundraiser in Cornwall. Saturday, May 5, 5 p.m., Bryer’s residence, 1691 North Bingham St. Join the Porter Medical Center Auxiliary for one final Derby Party fundraising event for Porter Hospital. Tickets $45 auxiliary members/non-members $50. Limited tickets available. RSVP by April 28.

Mile Twelve plays in Brandon. Saturday, May 5, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. See this hard driving young band walk the line between original and traditional bluegrass. Concert tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info call 802-247-4295 or e-mail [email protected].

Richard Ruane and Beth Duquette in Ripton. Saturday, May 5, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community House, Route 125. Ruane and Duquette celebrate the release of their new recording “Notch Road” with a full band concert featuring many guest musicians at The Ripton Community Coffee House. Guest artists include Mitch Barron, Phil Henry, Michael Chorney, Wendy Sassafras Ramsay & more. Open mic followed by featured performers. $10 general admission/$15 generous admission/$3 kids under 12. More info at rcch.org. Open mic sign up-802-388-9782.

Ladies’ Night Out Women’s Chorus sings in Middlebury. Saturday, May 5, 7:30 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. Come hear “The American Songbag, Plus!” — traditional American folk music, popular music from the 1940s and 50s, and some other special “plusses” like “Jolene” by Dolly Parton and “Silvy” by Huddy Ledbetter (known as Lead Belly,) arr. with body percussion by Moira Smiley. Suggested $10 donation.

Cyro Baptista performs in Middlebury. Saturday, May 5, 8 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Brazilian percussionist Baptista has performed on five Grammy-winning albums and toured with the likes of Yo-Yo Ma, Trey Anastasio, Herbie Hancock, Sting, and Paul Simon. Come hear his winsome quartet Banquet of the Spirits on a virtuosic trek through Afro-Brazilian beats with improvised jazz. More info at go.middlebury.edu/MCA25. Tickets $22 adults/$16 for Middlebury College faculty, staff, emeriti, and alumni/$10 for youth 18 and under/ $6 for Middlebury College students, available at 802-443-MIDD (6433) or middlebury.edu/arts/tickets.

 

Sunday, May 6

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

Mike Sommers’ “Heart in the ‘Hood” on stage in Middlebury. Sunday, May 6, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Sommers is back with the sequel to his fish-out-of-water tale, “Hick in the ‘Hood.” In this one-man show, Sommers transforms into 17 different real-life characters —the misunderstood of beautiful people of his Oakland, Ca., neighborhood. Tickets adults $15, available at townhalltheater.org or at the box office at 802-382-9222.

 

Monday, May 7

Author Ray Hudson reading in Middlebury. Monday, May 7, 4-5 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Ray Hudson will read from his new young adult novel “Ivory and Paper: Adventures In and Out of Time,” and share how facts blended with fiction as he wrote this book.

 

Tuesday, May 8

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, May 8, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. VASA meeting at 11:30 a.m. Meal served at noon. Glazed cheddar beef steak, maple baked beans, winter mixed vegetables, oatmeal bread, and grapes. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations 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.

Kimberly Harrington in Middlebury. Tuesday, May 8, 6:30 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. Vermont author Kimberly Harrington will read from, discuss and sign her new book, “Amateur Hour: Motherhood in Essays and Swear Words.” Free and open to the public. Book signing to follow.

ANESU Fine Arts Festival in Bristol. Tuesday, May 8, 6:30 p.m., Mt Abraham Union High School, Airport Rd. The annual district Fine Arts Festival celebrating the artistic achievements of K-12 students in the district. Come hear the district 4th-8th grade combined band and district/MCMC Orchestra. Free and open to the public.

 

Wednesday, May 9

ANESU Fine Arts Festival in Bristol. Wednesday, May 9, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Mt Abraham Union High School, Airport Rd. The annual district Fine Arts Festival celebrating the artistic achievements of K-12 students in the district. The MAUHS gym will turn into a gallery to showcase artwork by students.

Diabetes management program in Bristol. Begins Wednesday. May 9, 9-11:30 a.m., Bristol Federated Church, 37 North St. Join this free six-week program to learn and receive encouragement to eat better, become more active, and decrease the risk of serious health problems related to diabetes. Registration required at 802-388-8860 or mbut[email protected].

Age Well senior luncheon in Shoreham. Wednesday, May 9, 11 a.m., Halfway House, Route 22A. Enjoy a lunch of meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots, and grapenut pudding. Advanced reservations 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.

“Vermont in the Era of Child Labor — Leader or Laggard?” in Hancock. Wednesday, May 9, 11:30 a.m., Hancock Town Hall, 1027 VT Route 125. Join Rochester’s George Moltz as he examines working conditions in Vermont in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and the history of Hancock’s own mill. Lunch served following the talk for a suggested $3.50 donation for those over 60 and $5 for all others. Reservations at 802-767-3763. More info on talk contact Jill Jesso White at 802-767-4128.

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

 

Thursday, May 10

ANESU Fine Arts Festival in Bristol. Thursday, May 10, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Mt Abraham Union High School, Airport Rd. The annual district Fine Arts Festival celebrating the artistic achievements of K-12 students in the district. The MAUHS gym will turn into a gallery to showcase artwork by students. The Bristol Elementary School K-2 concerts will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by the 4th-6th grade musical “The Journey of the Noble Gnarble.” Free and open to the public.

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, May 10, 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. Chicken and biscuit, diced carrots with dill, coleslaw with pineapple, and banana bread. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation.  Advanced reservations 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.

Jazz performance in Middlebury. Thursday, May 10, 7-8 p.m., Community Room, Eastview at Middlebury. Under the direction of local jazz artist and teacher Bear Irwin, “SJI,” the talented Middlebury Community Music Center’s Standard Jazz and Improvisation class, perform a selection of jazz standards and favorites. Free and open to the public.

 

Friday, May 11

Green Mountain Club Mt. Moosalamoo hike in Goshen. Friday, May 11, begin at Moosalamoo Campground, Ripton-Goshen Rd. Wildflower hike. Easy/moderate 4 mile round trip hike on Mt. Moosalamoo Trail. 500 ft. ascent. (Option: additional 2-mile RT, hike to the junction with Oak Ridge Trail then on to Moosalamoo summit; total 1,530 ft. ascent.) Bring camera, water & snack. Call leader Ruth Penfield 802-388-5407 for directions, meeting time & to confirm participation. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Age Well senior luncheon in Bristol. Friday, May 11, 11:30 a.m., Mary’s at Baldwin Creek, Route 116. Meal served at noon. Enjoy a mixed green salad with garlic maple vinaigrette, open faced salmon burger with lemon aioli, roasted potatoes, fresh vegetables, and a chocolate date tarte. Advanced reservations 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.

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

Live storytelling in Bristol. Friday, May 11, 7 p.m., Holley Hall. How do you define community? Mt. Abe Mentors and the English Department want to hear your story about community. How has it shaped you?  How do you define it? Why is so important? More info contact Brenda McKean at 802-453-5607 or [email protected].

 

Saturday, May 12

Green Mountain Club hike Skylight Pond and Skyline Lodge hike in Ripton. Saturday, May 12. Wildflower hike. A moderate 5.2-mile hike with an elevation gain of approximately 1500 feet. Hike up the ridge on switchbacks for a gradual ascent to the pond. Lunch at the Lodge. Optional short spur trail for a great western overlook. Wear appropriate clothing; bring water, food and hiking poles if desired. For more information contact David Andrews at [email protected] or 802-388-4894. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Rokeby Museum guide training in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m.-noon, Rokeby, 4334 Route 7. Museum historian Jane Williamson leads a three-hour lecture, discussion and tour program exploring 200 years of Robinson family history. Designed for tour guides-in-training, the public is also invited to attend, but pre-registration is required. Call 802-877-3406 or email [email protected].

Walk for women and families fundraiser in Middlebury. Saturday, May 12, 9:30-11:30 a.m., 102 Court St. The Pregnancy Resource Center of Addison County is holding this walk for people of all ages and will include pre-walk snacks, hot dogs post-walk, prizes for individuals and teams and door prizes. More info at tinyurl.com/y8spchva.

Roast pork supper in Vergennes. Saturday, May 12, 5-6:30 p.m., Vergennes United Methodist Church, Main Street across from the Vergennes Opera House. Menu includes roast pork, mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetable, applesauce, roll, dessert and beverage. Adults $9/children $5. Served buffet style. Take out available. More info call 802-877-3150.

Kelly Ravin in Concert in Vergennes. Saturday, May 12, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Ravin plays gritty rock ’n’ roll with guests Jer Coons and Lowell Thompson. Tickets $15 at the door or at Hired Hand Brewing in Vergennes.

Middlebury College Community Chorus sings in Brandon. Saturday, May 12, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Come hear a variety of musical styles and texts that portray moonlit nights and sun-filled days, from classical works to spirituals and arrangements of twentieth century popular songs for an enjoyable and entertaining program. A free will donation event.

Michele Fay Band plays in Lincoln. Saturday, May 12, 7:30 p.m., Burnham Hall, 52 River Rd. Come hear original and Americana music as part of the Burnham Music Series. Tickets $10 for adults/teens and kids free. Refreshments served during intermission. More info call 802-388-6863.

DaddyLongLegs on stage in Brandon. Saturday, May 12, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Come hear catchy folk songs, Celtic and “oldtimey” melodies, and early minstrel and jazz pieces played by this local trio. Concert tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB.

 

Sunday, May 13

Green Mountain Club Young Adventurer’s Club family hike in Addison. Sunday, May 13, 10 a.m., Snake Mountain. While the pace is geared towards younger adventurers (ages 4-8), everyone is welcome. More info contact YAC Leader Lauren Bierman at 802-349-7498 or [email protected]. More activities at visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

Moss Glen Grange Flea Market in Granville. Sunday, May 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 82 Post Office Hill. Table space available for vendors. Accepting donations for grange table. Call 802-767-4600 for more information or to arrange for pick-up/drop off.

Spring Wildflower Walk in Orwell. Sunday, May 13, 1-3 p.m., Mount Independence,497 Mount Independence Rd. Wildflower expert Amy Olmsted leads this walk to discover the flowers of spring. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Meet in front of the Museum. More info at 802-948-2000 or historicsites.vermont.gov/directory/Mount Independence.

 

Monday, May 14

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Vergennes. Monday, May 14, 11:15 a.m., KB Café, Kennedy Bros, Main St. Enjoy chicken stew over whole grain rice, apple salad, biscuit, and chocolate cake. Advanced reservations 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.

 

Tuesday, May 15

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, May 15, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. SASH Health Awareness Program 11:15 a.m.  Meal at noon. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations 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.

Blood pressure and foot care clinic in Brandon. Tuesday, May 15, 11 a.m., Conant Sq. $10. No appointment necessary. More info at 802-770-1536.

Vermont’s Wildlife in a changing climate in Middlebury. Tuesday, May 15, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Through colorful photos and captivating stories biologist Tom Rogers will explore how climate change is affecting wildlife and what people can do to help conserve biodiversity in Vermont in the face of these new threats. Free and open to the public.

 

Wednesday, May 16

Moss Glen Grange Flea Market in Granville. Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 82 Post Office Hill. Table space available for vendors. Accepting donations for grange table. Call 802-767-4600 for more information or to arrange for pick-up/drop off.

Age Well senior luncheon in Middlebury. Wednesday, May 16, 11 a.m., Middlebury Rec. Center, 154 Creek Rd. Doors open at 11 a.m. Meal served at noon. Roast pork with sauce, mashed sweet potatoes, Scandinavian vegetables, wheat roll, and apple crisp. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations 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 in the Era of Child Labor — Leader or Laggard?” in Hancock. Wednesday, May 16, 7 p.m., Hancock Town Hall, 1027 VT Route 125. Join Rochester’s George Moltz as he examines working conditions in Vermont in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and the history of Hancock’s own mill. More info contact Jill Jesso-White at 802-767-4128.

 

Thursday, May 17

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, May 17, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Students from Cornerstone Preschool will provide entertainment at 11:30 a.m. BBQ beef steak, mashed potatoes, peas and pearl onions, wheat bread, and peaches will be served at noon. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations 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.

Spring reptile and amphibian walk in Addison. Thursday, May 17, 6-9 p.m., Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area, 966 VT Route 17. Herpetologist Jim Andrews will lead an evening field trip that will take participants to parts of the wildlife management area where spring amphibians are most likely to be seen and heard. The event is limited to 20. Bring flashlights and to dress for walking through the woods and on wet ground. More info and registration contact Amy Alfieri at [email protected] or 802-759-2398.

 

Friday, May 18

“The Last of the Hill Farms” opening reception in Middlebury. Friday, May 18, 5-7 p.m., Vermont Folklife Center, 88 Main St. A public reception and gallery talk on the new exhibit by photographer Richard Brown. The photographs reflect his fondness for a time when Vermonters earned their livelihoods from the land without much aid from internal combustion engines. Complimentary locally sourced food and drink, including beer, wine, craft cheeses, produce, and more will be served.

Song Fest in Middlebury. Friday, May 18, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Salon, Middlebury Community Music Center, 6 Main St. Enjoy listening to artists Liz Anker, Andrew Binns, Peter Cirka, Ali Dawson Gibson, Cynthia Huard and Betty Kafumbe as they explore the intricate relationship between poetry, music and the listener. The first of three concerts in the inaugural year of MCMC’s Song Fest. More info at MiddleburySongFest.org.

 

Saturday, May 19

Green Mountain Club Mt. Philo hike in Charlotte. Saturday, May 19. An easy to moderate 2-mile hike and with an elevation gain of 636 feet with breathtaking views of the Lake Champlain Valley and New York’s Adirondack Mountains. Wear appropriate clothing for hiking and bring water, a snack and hiking poles, if used. More info contact Ralph Burt at [email protected] or 802-355-4415. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Song Fest in Middlebury. Saturday, May 19, 1-4 p.m. Salon, Middlebury Community Music Center, 6 Main St. Sit in on a Master Class at 1 p.m., led by Song Fest performers, and witness the process of how a pianist and singer learn to work together and fine tune their performance. A performance of the songs worked on will round out the afternoon. Part of the inaugural year of MCMC’s Song Fest. More info at MiddleburySongFest.org.

Song Fest in Middlebury. Saturday, May 19, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. Mezzo-soprano Dawn Pierce, tenor Joshua Collier and soprano Sarah Cullins come together to share some of their favorite English and American arts songs. The final concert in the inaugural year of MCMC’s Song Fest. Tickets $20. More info at MiddleburySongFest.org.

“The Wizard of Oz” silent version on screen in Brandon. Saturday, May 19, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Experience the early silent film version of L. Frank Baum’s immortal tales, featuring silent comedian Larry Semon in a slapstick romp that also casts Oliver Hardy as the Tin Man. Silent film expert Jeff Rapsis will play live accompaniment. Free. Donations accepted, with proceeds to help continuing preservation work.

 

Sunday, May 20

Meet the Singers of “A Streetcar Named Desire” in Middlebury. Sunday, May 20, 5 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. Join the Opera Company of Middlebury cast for its annual Meet the Singers reception. Settle back and enjoy the singers perform their favorite arias, then get to know them over drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Space is limited. Appetizers and performance. Cash bar. Tickets $35, available at townhalltheater.org or at the box office at 802-382-9222.

 

Monday, May 21

Age Well senior luncheon in Bristol. Monday, May 21, 10:45 a.m., Cubbers, Main St. Doors open at 10:45 a.m., meal served at 11 a.m. Chef’s Choice — always delicious. Includes beverage and dessert. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Advanced reservations 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.

 

Tuesday, May 22

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, May 22, 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 of sweet and sour chicken over brown rice pilaf, broccoli florets, wheat bread, and pineapple tidbits will be served at noon. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations 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, May 23

Age Well senior luncheon in Shoreham. Wednesday, May 23, 11 a.m., Halfway House, Route 22A. Corn chowder, tuna salad sandwich, coleslaw, dessert, and beverage. Advanced reservations 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.

James Blair on photography in Middlebury. Wednesday, May 23, noon, Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St. Join James P. Blair, retired “National Geographic” photographer, as he discusses some of the 36 photographs from the Sheldon Museum’s collection now on view in the exhibit Our Town: Love, Joy, Sadness, and Baseball — 100 Years of Photography from the Sheldon Museum. Limit 20. Reserve your spot at 802-388-2117 or henrysheldonmuseum.org.

 

Thursday, May 24

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, May 24, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. A roast turkey dinner with mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, roll, and pound cake with berries will be served at noon by students from the Champlain Valley Christian School. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations 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.

 

Friday, May 25

Age Well senior luncheon in Middlebury. Friday, May 25, 11:30 a.m., Rosie’s, Route 7 South. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., meal served at noon. Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, peas, coleslaw, and maple bread pudding. Advanced reservations 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.

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

 

Saturday, May 26

Early Bird Nature Walk in Orwell.  Saturday, May 26, 8-10 a.m., Mount Independence,497 Mount Independence Rd.Bird expert Sue Wetmore, guides this walk to identify the birds of spring and spring migration. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. No pets please. Meet in front of the Museum. More info at 802-948-2000 or historicsites.vermont.gov/directory/Mount Independence.

 

Monday, May 28

Memorial Day Parade in Middlebury. Monday, May 28, at 9 a.m. The theme of this year’s parade is “Keeping Their Memory Alive”.  Remember our fallen asked for nothing but to be remembered when sacrificing their all. Those interested in participating in the parade must call Middlebury American Legion Post #27 at 802-388-9311 to register by Wednesday May 23rd.

 

Tuesday, May 29

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, May 29, 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 of spinach quiche, tossed salad, mixed vegetables, wheat roll, and applesauce will be served at noon. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations 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.

 

Thursday, May 31

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, May 31, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Lunch of Shepherd’s pie, broccoli florets, dinner roll, and cantaloupe served at noon. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations 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.

 

Friday, June 1

“A Streetcar Named Desire” opera in Middlebury. Friday, June 1, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The Opera Company of Middlebury presents André Previn’s faithful opera adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ classic play, its jazz-inflected score evoking a highly charged New Orleans setting. A pre-performance talk will take place one hour before curtain at the Memorial Baptist Church. Tickets: rows B & C $55, Rows D-M $65, Balcony $80/ available at townhalltheater.org or at the box office at 802-382-9222. More info at ocmvermont.org.

 

Sunday, June 3

“A Streetcar Named Desire” opera in Middlebury. Sunday, June 3, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The Opera Company of Middlebury presents André Previn’s faithful opera adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ classic play, its jazz-inflected score evoking a highly charged New Orleans setting. A pre-performance talk will take place one hour before curtain at the Memorial Baptist Church. Tickets: rows B & C $55, Rows D-M $65, Balcony $80/ available at townhalltheater.org or at the box office at 802-382-9222. More info at ocmvermont.org.

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

 

Monday, June 4

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

 

Tuesday, June 5

Reeve Lindbergh: “Two Lives” in Middlebury. Tuesday, June 5, 7 p.m. Lindbergh, daughter of Charles A, and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, will read from, discuss and sign her new book, in which she reflects on navigating her role as the public face of her family while, at the same time, leading a very quiet existence in rural Vermont.

 

Thursday, June 7

“A Streetcar Named Desire” opera in Middlebury. Thursday, June 7, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The Opera Company of Middlebury presents André Previn’s faithful opera adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ classic play, its jazz-inflected score evoking a highly charged New Orleans setting. A pre-performance talk will take place one hour before curtain at the Memorial Baptist Church. Tickets: rows B & C $55, Rows D-M $65, Balcony $80/ available at townhalltheater.org or at the box office at 802-382-9222. More info at ocmvermont.org.

 

Saturday, June 9

“A Streetcar Named Desire” opera in Middlebury. Saturday, June 9, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The Opera Company of Middlebury presents André Previn’s faithful opera adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ classic play, its jazz-inflected score evoking a highly charged New Orleans setting. A pre-performance talk will take place one hour before curtain at the Memorial Baptist Church. Tickets: rows B&C $55/rows D-M $65/balcony $80/ available at townhalltheater.org or at the box office at 802-382-9222. More info at ocmvermont.org.

Northern Flyer on stage in Lincoln. Saturday, June 9 at 7:30 Burnham Hall, 52 River Rd. Rescheduled from April 14. Admission $10 (Free for Teens and Kids!). Part of the Burnham Music Series.

Buster Keaton’s “Steamboat Bill, Jr.” on screen in Brandon. Saturday, June 9, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Pampered Buster returns home from college to help his father, a tough riverboat captain, battle to save the business; falling for the archrival’s daughter doesn’t make things easier. Climaxed by an eye-popping cyclone sequence. Silent film expert Jeff Rapsis will play live accompaniment. Free. Donations accepted, with proceeds to help continuing preservation work.

 

Tuesday, June 12

Author Yvonne Daley in Middlebury. Tuesday, June 12, 7 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. Daley will present her new book, “Going Up the Country,” part oral history, part nostalgia-tinged narrative, and part clear-eyed analysis of the multifaceted phenomena collectively referred to as the counterculture movement in Vermont. Discussion and book signing to follow. Free and open to the public.

 

Wednesday, June 20

James Blair on photography in Middlebury. Wednesday, June 20, noon, Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St. Join James P. Blair, retired “National Geographic” photographer, as he discusses some of the 36 photographs from the Sheldon Museum’s collection now on view in the exhibit Our Town: Love, Joy, Sadness, and Baseball — 100 Years of Photography from the Sheldon Museum. Limit 20. Reserve your spot at 802-388-2117 or henrysheldonmuseum.org.

 

Friday, June 22

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

 

Saturday, June 30

“The Adventures of Prince Achmed” on screen in Brandon. Saturday, June 30, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Taken from ‘The Arabian Nights,’ the first full-length animated feature tells the story of a wicked sorcerer who tricks Prince Achmed into mounting a magical flying horse, sending him off to a series of wondrous and romantic adventures. Silent film afficionado Jeff Rapsis provides live accompaniment. Free. Donations accepted, with proceeds to help continuing preservation work.

 

Sunday, July 15

Challenge for Cystic Fibrosis in Vergennes. Sunday, July 15, tba, Basin Harbor Club, 4800 Basin Harbor Rd. Walk, ride or run to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Lifestyle Foundation. Scenic 40-mile and a 8-mile cycling options as well as a 5K run/walk through the private Basin Harbor Club property. Participants will be treated to a lakeside BBQ lunch reception, raffle and give-away drawings. More info at ChampsChallenge.org.

 

Saturday, July 21

40th annual Goshen Gallop race in Goshen. Saturday, July 21, Blueberry Hill Inn, Goshen-Ripton Rd. Register by April 4 for $40 to celebrate the race’s 40th Anniversary at goshengallup.com.

 

Friday, July 27

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

 

Saturday, Aug. 11

“Laurel & Hardy: A Silent Fine Mess” on screen in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. The beloved comedy team got their start in silent film. Get ready to laugh as Stan and Ollie make fine messes out of everything from a day in the country to a night on the town. Silent film aficionado Jeff Rapsis will provide live accompaniment. Free. Donations accepted, with proceeds to help continuing preservation work.

 

Friday, Aug. 24

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

 

Saturday, Sept. 8

“Sherlock Holmes” on screen in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Recently discovered in France after being lost for nearly a century, see this original 1916 adaptation of Sherlock Holmes stories as performed by William Gillette, the actor who created the role on stage and performed it more than 1,000 times. Silent film aficionado Jeff Rapsis will provide live accompaniment. Free. Donations accepted, with proceeds to help continuing preservation work.

 

Friday, Sept. 28

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

 

Saturday, Oct. 20

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

 

Friday, Oct. 26

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

 

Friday, Nov. 16

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

 

 

LIVE MUSIC

Middlebury Community Wind Ensemble in Bristol. Friday, April 20, 7-8 p.m., Mt Abraham Union High School

Danika & The Jeb in Brandon. Friday, April 20, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

The Eschatones in Middlebury. Friday, April 20, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Notte.

Anna & Elizabeth, with special guest Moira Smiley in Middlebury. Saturday, April 21, 6 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society.

Middlebury Community Wind Ensemble in Middlebury. Saturday, April 21, 7-8 p.m., Middlebury Union High School

Michele Fay Band in Brandon. Saturday, April 21, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Twist of Fate in Middlebury. Saturday, April 21, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Notte.

Jenni Johnson Jazz in Middlebury. Sunday, April 22, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek.

Carlos Odria Ensemble in Middlebury. Tuesday, April 24, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Steven Isserlis and Richard Egarr in Middlebury. Friday, April 27, 8 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

George Matthew Jr. in Middlebury. Saturday, April 28, 3 p.m., Mead Chapel.

J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion in Middlebury. Saturday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Hilton Park in Brandon. Saturday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Natalie Haas and Yann Falquet Bristol. Saturday, April 28, 8 p.m., Walkover Gallery and Concert Room.

J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion in Middlebury. Sunday, April 29, 3 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Swillbilllie in Middlebury. Saturday, April 29, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Notte.

The Dissipated Eight in Middlebury. Sunday, April 29, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek.

MCMC Benefit Concert in Middlebury. Saturday, May 5, 1-4 p.m., Town Hall Theater

Ladies’ Night Out Women’s Chorus in Middlebury. Saturday, May 5, 7:30 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society.

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

Cyro Baptista in Middlebury. Saturday, May 5, 8 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

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Blues Jam in Brandon. Saturday, May 12, 8 p.m., Sister Wicked.

Kelly Ravin in Concert in Vergennes. Saturday, May 12, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House

Middlebury College Community Chorus in Brandon. Saturday, May 12, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall

Michele Fay Band in Lincoln. Saturday, May 12, 7:30 p.m., Burnham Hall.

DaddyLongLegs in Brandon. Saturday, May 12, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Melissa Plett in Middlebury. Saturday, May 12, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Notte.

Robin Gottfried Band in Middlebury. Saturday, May 19, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Notte.

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

Northern Flyer on stage in Lincoln. Saturday, June 9 at 7:30 Burnham Hall.

Blues Jam in Brandon. Saturday, June 9, 8 p.m., Sister Wicked.

 

ONGOING EVENTS

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

FARMERS’ MARKETS

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

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

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

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

SPORTS

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

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

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

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

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

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

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

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

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

BINGO

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

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

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

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

FUNDRAISING SALES

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

Brandon Free Public Library Used Book Sale. Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Ilsley Public Library Book Sale. First Saturdays, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Vermont Room. Ongoing sale in The Last Word during library hours. Info: 388-4095.

St. Peter’s Closet in Vergennes. Behind St. Peter’s. Open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Two Brothers Tavern’s Charitable Mondays. First Monday. 10 percent of entire day’s proceeds go to designated charity.

DANCE, MUSIC, ARTS & EDUCATION

Basic Bridge: Book 2. Bixby Library, Thursdays., April 5-May 10.

Beginning Swing dancing, Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House.

Blues Jam in Brandon. Second Saturdays, 8 p.m., Sister Wicked.

Bridge at Ilsley in Middlebury. Thursdays, 5:30-7:45 p.m., Ilsley Library. Single players welcome. Info: 462-3373.

Bristol folk session in Bristol. Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m., Hatch 31, 31 Main St. Open jam. Bring your voices, instruments, songs and tunes. Irish/Celtic, Maritime, Appalachian, Quebecois, Roots/Blues, World Music, Dead, Dylan. Info: vtceltic.com/bristol-folk-session.html.

Chinese conversation group in Middlebury. Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. Informal discussion in Mandarin Chinese led by native speaker Yinglei Zhang. Info: 388-4095.

Classical string ensemble in Middlebury. Third Friday, EastView at Middlebury. Amateur ensemble looking for violinists. Info: 388-7351.

College Session for Seniors in Middlebury. Elderly Services, 112 Exchange St. Classes for people over 60 in basic computer, opera, politics, history, international law and more. Call 388-3983 or e-mail [email protected].

Conversational Spanish in Middlebury. Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Ilsley Public Library. Open to all interested in practicing their Spanish. Participants should have a comfortable level of speaking.

Craft workshop in Forest Dale. Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m., Living Waters Assembly of God Church, Route 53. Free workshop for knitting, crocheting, or other crafts. Coffee served. Info: 247-3637.

Creative writing workshop in Vergennes. Thursday, 6-8 p.m., Bixby Library. Free. Librarian Muir Haman guides participants through short-form writing and creative exercises. All experience levels welcome. Info: 877-2211 or [email protected].

Dancing in Middlebury. Sundays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., EastView at Middlebury. Come dance to swing, blues and waltz music. Wear clean, dry, soft-soled shoes. Info: 475-2349 or [email protected].

Dramatic writing workshop in Vergennes. Monday, 6-8 p.m., Bixby Library. Free workshop led by screenwriter Jay Dubberly in which participants help each other work on long-form writing projects. Info: 877-2211 or [email protected].

Drum Collective. Group drumming. Every Monday, 10-11 a.m., 111 Maple St. in the Marble Works at Huard Studio. Led by local percussionist Will Smith. Open to all. Info: drumcollective.org.

Drum gathering in Bristol. Last Friday of the Month, 6-8 p.m., Recycled Reading of Vermont. Info: 453-5982 or recycledreadingofvt.com.

Duplicate bridge at EastView at Middlebury. Tuesdays, 6:15-9 p.m. Info: [email protected].

French conversation group in Middlebury. Second Saturday (deuxième Samedi) of the month, 1 p.m., location varies. Enjoy casual conversation; all levels welcome. Info: [email protected].

Jam session for teens in Middlebury. Second and fourth Thursdays of each month, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Addison Central Teen Center, Warming Hut, Mary Hogan Drive. Bring your own instrument or borrow one of ours. To register, call 388-3910.

Journaling for Self-Discovery group in Lincoln. Third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m., Lincoln Library. Info: 453-2665.

Karaoke in Middlebury. Wednesdays, 9 p.m., Two Brothers Tavern

Knitting and Rug Hooking in Brandon. First and third Wednesdays of each month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Brandon Library. Project sharing, idea gathering and textile camaraderie.

Knitting group in Brandon. Thursday, 1-3 p.m., Brandon Senior Center. 247-3121.

Knitting group in Vergennes. Third Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bixby Memorial Library. Informal assistance provided. Arabella Holzapfel, 443-5284 (weekdays), 877-2172 (evenings) or [email protected].

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

Maiden Vermont women’s barbershop chorus, under the direction of Lindi Bortney, is open to women of all ages. The group sings four-part a cappella music from traditional barbershop to doo-wop and Broadway. Rehearsals Thursdays, 7-9:15 p.m., Salisbury Community School. Info: 388-1012 or go to maidenvermont.com.

Marquis Theater, 65 Main St., Middlebury. Open Mic: every 2nd Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Bluegrass Jam: every 4th Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Trivia night: every 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7 p.m. Retro Game Show night 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7 p.m. Live Storytelling: 1st Fridays, 8 p.m. Comedy Thunderdome; 2nd Saturdays, 8 p.m. Movie Roast: 3rd Saturdays, 8 p.m. “Bullsh$1TTN” with Brittain: A Comedy Experience, last Saturdays, 8 p.m.

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

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

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

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

Round, line and square dancing in Brandon. Neshobe School. Info: 247-5544.

Sacred Harp (Shape Note) Sing. Second Sunday, 1-3 p.m. Middlebury. All ages and levels of experience welcome. Debby, 388-5410 or fasola.org.

Spanish conversation group in Brandon. Every Saturday, 11 a.m.-noon, Gourmet Provence, 37 Center St. All levels welcome.

Technology help in Middlebury. Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sundays 10 a.m.-noon, Ilsley Public Library.

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

Twist O’ Wool Guild. First Thursdays, 7 p.m. American Legion on Wilson Road.

Vermont Ukulele Society. Second and fourth Mondays, beginners 6:30-7 p.m. regular session 7-9 p.m. at Howden Hall in Bristol. Call 453-6411 or see vtukes.webs.com for info. Extra ukuleles for beginners.

Writing practice in Middlebury. Tuesdays, April 17-May 8, Ilsley Public Library.

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

Zumba, Mondays, 6 p.m., Vergennes Opera House

HEALTH & PARENTING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Diabetes Management Workshop in Bristol. Wednesdays, May 9-June 13, Bristol Federated Church, 37 North St.

Disabled American Veterans in Middlebury. 388-6401. Otter Valley Disabled American Veterans Chapter 21 meet the first Monday of the month, 6-7 p.m., at the Middlebury American Legion. New members welcome.

Family Caregiver Support Group in Middlebury. 388-3983. Elderly Services, 112 Exchange St. Third Fridays.

Family Support Group in Brandon. Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m., Brandon Congregational Church fellowship hall. For families with a loved one who is struggling with drug addiction. Info: Lois Deitz, 247-3797.

Foot care clinic in Bridport. 9 a.m.-noon, 1st Mondays of even months. 802-388-7259

Foot care clinic in Bristol. 10:30-a.m.-noon, 2nd Wednesdays every month. American Legion, 56 Airport Rd. 802-388-7259

Foot care clinic in Middlebury. 10 a.m.-noon, 3rd Tuesdays every month, Middlebury Recreation Center, 54 Creek Rd.; 9 a.m.-noon, 2nd Thursdays every month, The Commons, 249 Buttolph Dr.; 10 a.m.-noon, 4th Thursdays every month, The Meadows, Cedar Ct. 802-388-7259 Foot care clinic in Vergennes. 9 a.m.-noon, 1st Tuesdays every month. Armory Lane Senior Housing. 802-388-7259

Functional fitness class with Kimberly Cobb in Middlebury. Every Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30-9:30 a.m., EastView at Middlebury, Community Room. $5 per class. Open to the public.

Grief support group in Middlebury. Wednesdays, March 28-May 16.Hospice Volunteer Services, Maple St., Marble Works.

Grief anonymous meetings in Middlebury. Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Grace Baptist Church, 52 Merchants Row.

Hellenbach Cancer Support Group in Middlebury. Call for information and meeting times: 388-6107.

HIV Testing in Middlebury. Open Door Clinic. 388-0137. Free and anonymous. Call for appointment.

Hope and Help for Hurts, Hangups and Habits recovery group in Brandon. Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., LifeBridge Christian Church, 97 Frog Hollow Road. Celebrate recovery.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Refuge Recovery, Buddhist-oriented recovery group. Tuesdays, 6 p.m. The Turning Point Center, Creek Road. 388-4249. refugerecovery.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tai Chi for Arthritis classes. CVAA offers beginner and advanced classes for seniors around Addison County. Call 800-642-5119, ext. 1019, for more information.

Tai Chi for Beginners with Susan Wallis. Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m., Holley Hall, Bristol. Fridays 11 a.m.-noon, Middlebury Rec Center, 154 Creek Rd., Middlebury.

Tai Chi for Fall Prevention in Middlebury. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 6-April 24, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St

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

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

Tai Chi Sun Style beginner classes for 50+. Mondays and Wednesdays, March 5-April 30, Holley Hall, Bristol. Register at 802-453-5885.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vet to Vet. Middlebury. Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m. The Turning Point Center, Creek Road.

Wits End. Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. A confidential support group for parents whose adolescent or young adult is using alcohol, marijuana and other drugs. Turning Point Center in Middlebury. 388-4249.

Women for Sobriety. Mondays, 6:15 p.m. The Turning Point Center Creek Road. Self-help group for women with drinking problems. Info: 897-5254.

Yoga and meditation in Bristol. Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Yarn & Yoga, 25A Main St. A rotating program of meditation, gentle yoga and other consciousness-raising activities. Free. Info: 453-7799 or [email protected].

Yoga class in Middlebury. Third Sundays, noon-1 p.m. Otter Creek Yoga in the Marble Works. Free. 388-1961.

Yoga class in Vergennes. Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Bixby Library. Starts Nov. 22, 2011. Free. Info: 877-2211.

Yoga for Community in Bristol. Fridays, 6:30 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. Phoenix Rising Center on Mountain Street. $5 contribution. Janet, 453-2419.

Young Adult All-Recovery Group in Middlebury. Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m., Turning Point Center. For anyone age 15-25 in recovery.

Young At Heart intergenerational yoga. Fridays, 10 a.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. 802-388-1220.

MEALS

Bristol senior luncheon. First Thursday, noon, First Baptist Church of Bristol. Suggested donation $4. 453-5276.

Free Community Lunch in Middlebury. Summer: Mondays-Thursdays at the Charter House, 27 North Pleasant St. (just north of the Middlebury Inn). 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Eat in or take out. Supported by area churches.

Free Community Supper in Middlebury. Fridays, 5-6:15 p.m. Congregational Church Fellowship Hall. Meals provided by over 35 different groups. Info: 388-7634 or 388-7613.

CVAA Senior Meals:

Bridport: Grange Hall Community Room. Noon meal on Monday and Wednesday. Evening meals on second and fourth Wednesdays at 5 p.m. Reservations: Michelle Eastman at 1-800-642-5119, ext. 1067. Transportation by ACTR: 388-1946.

Middlebury: Middlebury Rec Center, Creek Road. Noon meal on Tuesday. Tracy Corbett, 1-800-642-5119, ext. 1070. Free transportation: ACTR, 388-1946.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ART EXHIBITS & MUSEUMS

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

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

ARTSight Gallery, 6 South St., Bristol.

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

Bixby Memorial Library, Vergennes. 877-2211.

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

Brandon Artists’ Guild. 7 Center St., Brandon. Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. “Art from Farm to Table,” March 2-April 30. 247-4956 or brandonartistsguild.com. “Head in the Clouds,” May 4-June 26.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Compass Music and Arts Center, 333 Jones Drive, Brandon. cmacvt.org. “Barn Art” April 6-May 11.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History. 1 Park St., Middlebury. Museum hours Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Research Center Thursday and Friday, 1-5 p.m. Museum admission: Adults $5; seniors $4.50; children 6-18 $3; families $12. Research Center admission: $5. Information: 388-2117 or henrysheldonmuseum.org. “Our Town: Love, Joy, Sadness, And Baseball — 100 Years Of Photographs From The Sheldon Museum.” March 20-July 8. “American Wood Sculptor John Cross: A Contemporary Figurative Folk Artist.” March 20-July 8. “Waterfowl Wonders and Amusing Animals by three self-taught Addison County Vermont carvers – Gary Starr, Chuck Herrmann, and William Holway” through August.

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

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. 4472 Basin Harbor Road, Vergennes, 475-2022 or lcmm.org. Champlain Discovery Kayak Program for teens age 13-16. June 18-July 21. Expedition Champlain A Rowing/Wilderness Voyage of Discovery for teens age 13-16, July 25 - August 1. Wind, Oar and Explore A Rowing/Sailing Wilderness Voyage of Discovery for teens age 13-16, August 4 -August 11

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

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

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

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

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

The M Gallery. 3 Mill St., Middlebury.

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

Middlebury College Johnson Memorial Building. 443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts. “Scratching the Surface: Intaglio Prints” April 17-24, Mezzanine

Middlebury College Museum of Art. 72 Porter Field/Route 30 South. 443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts. Museum is closed Mondays. On exhibit: “10 Years: The Cameron Print Project,” Tuesday, Jan. 9-Sunday, April 29. “Power & Piety: Spanish Colonial Art,” Friday, March 2, to Sunday, April 22. Fridays at the museum when classes are in session, at 12:15 p.m.: casual and informative programs ranging from gallery talks to short performances. Free.

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

Northern Daughters Gallery. 221 Main St., Vergennes. Thursday-Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 877-2173. On Exhibit: “Everything All Together” solo exhibit from Maine contemporary artist Hannah Secord Wade. March 15-April 29.

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

Orwell Free Library. 948-2041.

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

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

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

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

Rokeby Museum. Route 7, Ferrisburgh. 877-3406.

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

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

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

Stone Leaf Tea House. Marble Works, Middlebury.

The Storm Café. 3 Mill St., Middlebury.

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

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

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

Town Hall Theater Jackson Gallery, Merchants Row, Middlebury. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. 382-9222. On exhibit: “Pastel, Pastel, Pastel ... Three Artists and their Pastel Journey”. April 6-May 11.

Vermont Folklife Center. 88 Main St., Middlebury. Gallery and shop hours Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission by donation. 388-4964. “The Last of the Hill Farms” April 10-June 23.

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAMS

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

Brandon Free Public Library. Hours: Wednesday, 4-7 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Magic the Gathering Table Top drop-in gaming, Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.; Storytime (during school year) Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., Fridays, 3 p.m.; Friday film on the big screen, Fridays, 1:30 p.m.;

Hancock Free Public Library. Wednesday, 1-5 p.m.; Thursday, noon-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Books, videos and DVDs. Other items available through interlibrary loan.

Ilsley Public Library. 75 Main St., Middlebury, 388-4095. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. October-April, Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Baby and Toddler Story Time, Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45 a.m., Jan. 6-May 12. Preschool Story Time, Thursdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Jan. 8-May 14. Saturday Story Time: 10:30-11 a.m., Jan. 3-May 16. Youth Media Lab, Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., for kids in grades 4 and up. The Zone, for grades 4 and up, Wednesdays following the school calendar, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Foodie Friday, Fridays, 3:30-4:30, for kids in grades 4 and up. Storymatters: a monthly story circle, Wednesdays, 4 p.m. For a complete listing of ongoing and special children’s activities, visit ilsleypubliclibrary.org or call the Children’s Room at 388-4097.

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

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

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

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

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

Russell Memorial Library. Monkton. 453-4471. Tuesday and Thursday, 3-7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday Story Hour, second and fourth Friday, 10-11 a.m. Wi-Fi available.

Salisbury Free Public Library. 352-4198. Tuesday, 2:30-5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Thursday, 2-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon. Children’s Time, Tuesday 2:30-4 p.m. Info: http://salisburyfreelibrary.blogspot.com. Story hour, pre-K through grade 4: Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m., read-aloud book followed by arts and crafts project. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sarah Partridge Community Library. East Middlebury. 388-7588. Ilsley Library cards accepted. Tuesday, 9 a.m.-noon; Thursday, 2-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon. Book sale on Saturdays.

Starksboro Public Library. 2827 Route 116, Starksboro (in town hall); 453-3732. Parking behind town offices. Monday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Story time (ages 3-5) Monday, 10:30 a.m. 453-3732.

Whiting Free Library. Main Street opposite the church. 623-7862. Call for hours. Story time with Deb Lendway, 10 a.m. Wednesdays.

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