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Thursday, Feb. 23

Last Thursday of the month concert in Middlebury. Thursday, Feb. 23, 12:15-12:45 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Erik Johansson of Brattleboro will perform Scandinavian winter songs and accompany himself on a folk harp that he built. Bring a lunch. Light refreshments will be provided.

Classes at EastView in Middlebury. Thursday, Feb. 23, 3-4:30 p.m., EastView at Middlebury. EastView resident Nick Clifford will facilitate a class on “U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum,” the fifth in an eight-week series.

Green Mountain Club Taylor Series Program in Middlebury. Thursday, Feb. 23, 7-8:15 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society meeting space. The Bread Loaf Section of the Green Mountain Club will present a talk titled “5+ Weeks in Patagonia” by Norma Norland of New Haven. The public is invited. Refreshments will be served. For other events visit www.gmcbreadloaf.org.

“Arribada” short fiction from Gloria Estela Gonzale Zenteno in Vergennes. Thursday, Feb. 23, 7-8:30 p.m. Ilsley Public Library. With the Mexican word arribada, the scientificcommunity refers to the synchronized nesting of Olive Ridley sea turtles. During winter and spring, a handful of beaches in Costa Rica, India, Mexico and Nicaragua welcome arribadas — the monthly arrival of thousands of sea turtles who lay their eggs under the full moon’s glow. Associate Professor of Spanish at Middlebury College Gloria Estela González Zenteno explores the relationship some Mexican fishing communities have developed with these ancient animals as they fight to protect them from extinction.

 

 

Friday, Feb. 24

Paper Engineering Challenge Program in Monkton. Friday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-noon, Russell Memorial Library. The library will host a “Paper Engineering Challenge Program” where participants will be able to build a tower from special materials. All participants will be able to select a free book, but the builder(s) who makes the tallest tower will earn a special prize. All are welcome.

“Thesis in Dialogue” in Middlebury. Friday, Feb. 24, 12:15-2:45 p.m., Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Middlebury College. “Thesis in Dialogue” featuring Tim Fraser ’16, winner of the International and Global Studies Award for his thesis “Restarting the Sendai Reactor: Ecology of Japanese Civic Activism Post-Fukushima”; and Richard Samuels, Ford International Professor of Political Science and director of the Center for International Studies at MIT, who will present on "Disaster and Change in Japan." Lunch is free for current Middlebury College students/faculty/staff; suggested $5 donation for others; RSVP by Feb. 20 to rcga@middlebury.edu.

The Middlebury Hippolytus Sarcophagus: Greek Myth and Roman Reality in Middlebury. Friday, Feb. 24, 12:15 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts. Wentao Zhai ’17 discusses the museum’s Roman child sarcophagus, the topic of his independent research, addressing the depiction of the Greek myth of Phaedra and Hippolytus as a means of exploring the relationship between Classical Antiquity’s two major cultures. Enjoy further conversation over a light lunch in the lobby. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders.

Clarinet and piano concert in Middlebury. Friday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall. Steven Klimowski and Sadie Brightman team up to play a concert of music for clarinet and piano. The music spans the clarinet/piano repertoire from Romantic to Modern, including Brahms, Debussy and improvisations on some of the great popular melodies. Free.

“NER Out Loud” in Middlebury. Friday, Feb. 24, 8 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. Students from Oratory Now will read selections from the New England Review literary magazine in this third annual live performance of “NER Out Loud.” A reception will take place in the downstairs lobby immediately following. Free and open to the public. Info: www.middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

 

Saturday, Feb. 25

Snowshoe Festival in Goshen. Saturday, Feb. 25, Blueberry Hill Inn Ski Center. The Endurance Society will host its annual Snowshoe Festival at the Blueberry Hill Inn Ski Center. Choose from 10K, 30K or 60K snowshoe distances or try the 5K sled run (helmet and sled required!). For more information visit http://snowshoefestival.eventbrite.com.

Antiques and collectibles sale in Brandon. Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Compass Music and Arts Center. There will be a wide selection of unique and one-of-a-items ranging from vintage jewelry, small to medium sized furniture and shabby chic, to general collectibles like coins, stamps, postcards, dolls, glassware, china, toys, sports cards and much more. To reserve a space visit www.cmacvt.org or call 247-4295 by Feb. 23.

The Met: Live in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 25, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater. The Met: Live in HD series will present Dvorak’s haunting fairy tale “Rusalka” starring Kristine Opolais. Tickets $24/10 students and may be purchased online at townhalltheater.org or by calling 802-382-9222 or visiting the THT box office Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m.

Kids try hockey for free in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 25, 1:30-2:45 p.m., Memorial Sports Center. Middlebury Amateur Hockey Association offers youngsters from age 4 to 9 a free experience to try youth hockey. A limited amount of equipment is available to borrow. MAHA’s top coaches will be on the ice to assist. No previous skating or hockey experience needed. Info: www.middhockey.com.

“Sunset Song” in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 25, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Dana Auditorium. Adapted from Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s novel, “Sunset Song” tells the story of Aberdeenshire farm girl Chris Guthrie as she searches for her independence, against the odds, just before the World War I. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. Free.

Roast pork dinner in Brandon. Saturday, Feb. 25, 5-7 p.m., Brandon Congregational Church Fellowship Hall. The menu will include roast pork with mashed potatoes, gravy, roastedvegetables, green salad, homemade rolls, pie and beverages. A free will offering will be taken. Come and share homemade comfort food with your neighbors and friends.

Counterpoint in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Middlebury. Counterpoint Chorus will perform motets and flute sonatas by Johann Sebastian Bach. $20 adults; $15 seniors; $5 students and limited means. Tickets available at the door. Info: www.counterpointchorus.org.

Cabin Fever Series in Bristol. Saturday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m., Walkover Concert Room, 15 Main St. The Cabin Fever Series will present Dana and Susan Robinson in concert. Admission $15 in advance; $20 day of show. For reservations call 453-4613 or 453-3188.

The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble concert in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m., McCullough Student Center, Wilson Hall. Bring your dancing shoes or just come listen to great music performed by The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble. Swing dance lessons for beginners start at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Middlebury Swing Dance Club. Free.

DJ skate night in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 25, 8-10 p.m., Memorial Sports Center. DJ skate night presented by friends of Middlebury hockey. All ages and abilities welcome. $5 adult; $3 student. Snack bar will be open and rental skates available. Info: www.memorialsportscenter.org.

 

 

Sunday, Feb. 26

All you can eat public breakfast in Vergennes. Sunday, Feb. 26, 7:30-10 a.m., Vergennes Masonic Lodge. Only $8 for eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, blueberry pancakes, French toast, home fries, waffles, corned beef hash, sausage gravy and biscuits, juice, coffee and tea. Everyone is welcome. Proceeds will support various local community needs and organizations.

Paint and Sip Fundraiser in Brandon. Sunday, Feb. 26, 2-4 p.m., Brandon American Legion. Paint and Sip Fundraising Event to support the Leicester School sixth-grade class trip to New York City. $35. Must pre-register at www.atasteofartvt.com. Click on Calendar and select Leicester School fundraiser.

Piano and cello concert in Middlebury. Sunday, Feb. 26, Mead Chapel, Middlebury College, 4 p.m. Cellist Dieuwke Davydov and pianist Diana Fanning celebrate 40 years of performing as a duo with a concert at Mead Chapel, where their first concert together took place in December 1976. They present the program for their upcoming 8th concert tour in Europe, including works by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Hindemith, Brahms, Saint-Saëns and Kathy Wonson Eddy ’73. Free.

Sing-a-long gathering in Ripton. Sunday, Feb. 26, 4-5 p.m., Ripton Church. Come to the Ripton Church to sing songs of hope and unity and peace. Bring your harmonica, your guitar, your saxophone, your voice! Homemade treats will be served. Call 388-6107 with ideas and questions.

Counterpoint Chorus in Middlebury. Sunday, Feb. 26, 7:30-9 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. This concert will feature Vermont musicians Karen Kevra on flute, Mary Jane Austin on harpsichord and John Dunlop on cello performing “Lobet den Herrn” among other works.

 

 

Monday, Feb. 27

Armchair travel presentation in Middlebury. Monday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m., Eastview at Middlebury, Community Room. Jean Seeler-Gifford will present “Dia de los Muertos” Halloween in Mexico.

 

 

Tuesday, Feb. 28

Resistance Tuesdays in Middlebury. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 12:30-1 p.m., College Park. Interested in being an active participant in our democracy? Come and gather in the College Park (opposite Sama’s) every Tuesday to discuss the issues of the day and find strength in solidarity. Children, dogs and posters welcome!

Email marketing training in Middlebury. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 1-2:30 p.m., 309 Court St. Insights LLC will offer hands-on training for learning the basics of building a professional, engaging email using Constant Contact. Training includes how to insert photos, videos, content, subject lines. Register for this free workshop at: http://insights-llc.com/event/email-marketing-training/?instance_id=317.

Shrove Tuesday pancake supper in Shoreham. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 5-7 p.m., Shoreham Congregational Church. Shrove Tuesday is the day before lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday. The menu will include pancakes with maple syrup, latkes with applesauce, sausage, home fries and beverages. $7 adults; $4 children and $20 for a family. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Food Shelf. All are welcome.

Bridge School open house in Middlebury. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 6-7 p.m., Bridge School, 1469 Exchange St. All prospective parents and guardians are welcome to come learn about Bridge School’s unique, engaging curriculum. Tour the school, talk to teachers and school leaders and ask questions. There are K-6 openings for fall 2017. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information visithttp://bridgeschoolvermont.org/event/prospective-family-info-night/.

Milk and Honey Quilters’ Guild meeting in Middlebury. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7-9 p.m., American Legion, 49 Wilson Road. Interested in learning more about quilting? Fourdifferent quilting techniques will be demonstrated by Guild members during the February meeting. Attendees will rotate through the stations every 15 minutes. Techniques offered are: Paper Piecing, Machine Decorative Stitches, Machine Appliqué and Preparing to Appliqué. Free refreshments.

Candidates forum in Ferrisburgh. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7-9 p.m., Ferrisburgh Town Office and Community Center (the former Grange Hall). The Ferrisburgh Historical Society will host a Ferrisburgh Candidates Forum for all who are running for local office on Town Meeting Day. There will be a somewhat formal opportunity for each candidate to make a statement on why they are running, as well as an informal opportunity to meet and greet all candidates who attend. Everyone is invited. Call Silas Towler at 425-3380 for more information.

 

 

Wednesday, March 1

“I Am Not Your Negro” showing in Middlebury. Wednesday, March 1, 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., Marquis Theater. Special one day showing of James Baldwin’s “I Am Not Your Negro.” Suggested donation $10 will support Black Lives Matter Vermont and new chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ). Everyone is welcome regardless of ability to pay. Sponsored by Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, Otter Creek Yoga and Showing Up for Racial Justice.

Black and White Cabaret in Vergennes. Wednesday, March 1, 6:30 p.m., VUHS Middle School Gym. The Vergennes Union High School Music Department will present the annual Black and White Cabaret. There will be tasty desserts and hot beverages for the audience to enjoy while hearing music from the Commodore Jazz Ensemble, Commodore Singers and various small vocal and instrumental ensembles. Admission is by donation, with proceeds to benefit the VUHS High School Band and Chorus performance trip to Philadelphia in April.

Pianist Michael Arnowitt in Middlebury. Wednesday, March 1, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater. Vermont pianist Michael Arnowitt will perform and discuss key musical compositions from 1911, including Igor Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring.” The performance is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesday lecture series and is free and open to the public.

 

 

Thursday, March 2

Senior meal in Bristol. Thursday, March 2, noon, First Baptist Church of Bristol. The menu will be lasagna, salad bar, homemade rolls, cottage cheese and chocolate cookies. Suggested donation is $4. Be sure to call Nancy at 453-5276 if you’re not already on the list. Come early and talk with friends and meet new ones.

Classes at EastView in Middlebury. Thursday, March 2, 3-4:30 p.m., EastView at Middlebury. EastView resident Nick Clifford will facilitate a class on “Latin America’s Political Pendulum,” the sixth in an eight-week series.

Live reenactment of “The Lorax” in Middlebury. Thursday, March 2, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Vermont Book Shop. In recognition of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, the Vermont Book Shop will host a live reenactment of “The Lorax” with Nola Kevra performing. Yummy “Truffula Fruit” will be served and young attendees will be given their very own “Truffula Seeds” that they can plan. Free and open to the public.

“A Twitch upon the Thread: The Parthenon, Genealogy, Ritual, and Resonance” illustrated lecture in Middlebury. Thursday, March 2, 4:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre. In this illustrated lecture, Joan B. Connelly, professor of classics and art history at New York University and author of The Parthenon Enigma (2014), proposes a radically new reading of the Parthenon frieze as depicting a foundation myth — rather than the prevailing interpretation, as depicting an episode in the Panathenaic Procession — and in the process overhauls our understanding of the temple as a whole. Free.

Guzheng Student Showcase in Middlebury.Thursday, March 2, 4:30 p.m., Chateau Grand Salon. Come listen to students of varying levels showcase their talent on the Chinese zither, an instrument with over 2,500 years of history and one of the most popular Chinese instruments today. The repertoire will include both modern and traditional pieces. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free.

Twist O’ Wool Spinning Guild meeting in Middlebury. Thursday, March 2, 7 p.m., 49 Wilson Road. There will be a general meeting and show and tell, followed by a session of learning to knit short rows. All are welcome. For more information call 453-5960.

 

 

Friday, March 3

Age Well First Friday Luncheon in Middlebury. Friday, March 3, arrive after 11 a.m., Middlebury VFW, Exchange Street. A special St. Patty’s celebration meal featuring corned beef and cabbage, boiled potatoes and carrots, rye bread and Saint Patty’s day cake for dessert. Certified organic regular and decaf coffee donated by Vermont Coffee Company. Music by Middlebury’s own O’Hanleigh, will entertain the crowd with Irish-American music. Advance reservations required, call Age Well at 802-865-0360 ext. 1018 to reserve. Suggested donation $5.

“Glenn Andres: Middlebury as Mill Town” illustrated lecture in Middlebury. Friday, March 3, 12:15 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre. Professor Emeritus of the History of Art and Architecture Glenn Andres gives an illustrated lecture on Middlebury's past as a center of mill industry. Offered as part of the Fridays at the Museum series, and in conjunction with Saturday's performance “Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait.” Free.

Metal Madness opening reception in Brandon.Friday, March 3, 5-7 p.m., Brandon Artists Guild. An opening reception will be held for “Dick Kirby: Metal Madness,” a one-man show of artist-designed steel works such as lamps, weathervanes, candle holders and coat racks.

Baked Potato fundraiser in Cornwall.Friday, March 3, 5-7 p.m., Cornwall Congregational Church. Sixth annual Baked Potato Bar to benefit local Habitat of Humanity of Addison County will be held. $5 per potato. Toppings will include sour cream, cheddar cheese, blue cheese, broccoli, chives, chili, bacon, salsa and more. For more information contact Betsy Stine at 462-2012.

Lenten Fish Fry in Vergennes.Friday, March 3, 5-7 p.m., St. Peter’s Parish Hall. Come join us for battered baked haddock, fries, macaroni and cheese, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, punch, milk and coffee. Adults $12, children under 12 $6. Children under 6 are free. Immediate family (only) $35. Please bring a dessert to share. For more information call 877-2367.

Fish Fry in Vergennes. Friday, March 3, 6-8 p.m., Vergennes Eagles Club. Fish fry at the Eagles Club. $10 per person. Eat in or takeout available.

Bixby’s Movie Club in Vergennes. Friday, March 3, 6-9 p.m., Bixby Memorial Library. Bixby's Movie Club presents "Hell or High Water," nominated for this year's Academy Award for Best Picture. The movie will be shown in the basement - the Otter Creek Room - of the library. Come get cozy, watch a great flick and enjoy some popcorn!

“American Radical” play in Middlebury. Friday, March 3, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater. “American Radical” is a one-woman piece about Elizabeth Cady Stanton, one of the earliest pioneers for women’s rights, starring Kate Redway. For tickets call 382-9222 or go to www.townhalltheater.org.

The Mantis! An Evening of Live Storytelling in Middlebury. Friday, March 3, 8-10 p.m., Marquis Theater. Come to The Mantis! for an evening of live storytelling. All stories must be true, first person, no notes, and no stand up comedy acts. The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Michael Ray Kingsbury at MRK4vt@aol.com or 802-779-5488.

 

 

Saturday, March 4

Young Adventurers Club Hike at the Watershed Center, Bristol. Saturday, March 4. Theme will be “Capturing the Senses.” While the pace is geared toward younger adventurers (ages 4-8), everyone is welcome. Each outing is tailored to individual participants, and will be fun for the whole family! Call or email YAC Leader Lauren Bierman for meeting location and details at 802-349-7498 or laurenbiermanrn@gmail.com. For other events and activities visit www.gmcbreadloaf.org.

Green Mountain Club Nebraska Notch Trail Hike in Underhill. Saturday, March 4. Hike to Taylor Lodge from Underhill via Nebraska Notch Trail or alternative Clara Bow Trail. Approximately 5 miles round trip with an elevation gain of under 1,000 feet. Snowshoe or spikes depending on conditions. This is a dog friendly hike. Contact Ivor Hughes at brhughes@gmvat.net or 802-453-4412 for additional information. For other events and activities visit www.gmcbreadloaf.org.

“Summertime” in Middlebury. Saturday, March 4, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Dana Auditorium. Paris, 1971. Feminist militant Carole falls in love with Delphine, daughter of Limousin farmers. When Delphine's father has a stroke, she must go back home to help run the family farm, with Carole soon to follow. The two stars "have a natural chemistry that's not only credible but actually infectious" - Boyd van Heoij, Hollywood Reporter. In French with English subtitles. Free.

Carnevale in Vergennes. Saturday, March 4, 7 p.m., Vergennes Opera House. Carnevale in Vergennes will be an exceptional and unforgettable evening to benefit three area nonprofits: Vergennes Opera House, Vergennes Partnership and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vergennes. This year’s theme is Il Circo della Vita!...the Circus of Life!

Gallery Talk: American Faces in Middlebury. Saturday, March 4, 7 p.m., Middlebury College Museum of Art. Middlebury College students give a brief introduction to the exhibition “American Faces: A Cultural History of Portraiture and Identity” in conjunction with “Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait.” The museum is open for pre-concert visitors from 6-8 p.m. Free.

“American Radical” play in Middlebury. Saturday, March 4, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater. “American Radical” is a one-woman piece about Elizabeth Cady Stanton, one of the earliest pioneers for women’s rights, starring Kate Redway. For tickets call 382-9222 or go to www.townhalltheater.org.

“Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait” in Middlebury. Saturday, March 4, 8 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall. Acclaimed composer, singer and violinist Jenny Scheinman invites us into the captivating visual world of Depression-era filmmaker H. Lee Waters in this multi-media performance. Tickets $20 general public; $15 Middlebury College ID holders; $6 Middlebury College students. Info: www.middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-6433.

 

 

Sunday, March 5

“American Radical” play in Middlebury. Sunday, March 5, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater. “American Radical” is a one-woman piece about Elizabeth Cady Stanton, one of the earliest pioneers for women’s rights, starring Kate Redway. For tickets call 382-9222 or go to www.townhalltheater.org.

 

 

Monday, March 6

Dessert hour in Weybridge. Monday, March 6, 6-7 p.m., Weybridge School. Dessert hour prior to Weybridge Town Meeting will be a great opportunity to visit with neighbors. For more information or to volunteer to bring a dessert call Glenna Piper at 545-2000.

 

 

Tuesday, March 7

Blood pressure/foot care clinic in Brandon. Tuesday, March 7, 10 a.m., Forestdale Senior Center, Brandon. The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will hold a blood pressure/foot care clinic. $10. No appointment necessary. Call 802-770-1536 for more information.

Resistance Tuesdays in Middlebury. Tuesday, March 7, 12:30-1 p.m., College Park. Interested in being an active participant in our democracy? Come and gather in the College Park (opposite Sama’s) every Tuesday to discuss the issues of the day and find strength in solidarity. Children, dogs and posters welcome!

How to Write a Killer College Essay presentation in Vergennes. Tuesday, March 7, 7-8 p.m., Bixby Memorial Library. Bixby Library will host a one hour "How to Write a Killer College Essay" presentation by Denise Shekerjian that will help assist students in the creation of their personal essays for college applications. Free and open to the public.

Fly Tying Class for Beginners in Middlebury.Tuesday, March 7, 7-9 p.m., Middlebury Union High School, room H005. Fly tying class for beginners offered by the New Haven River Anglers Association. Instruction and materials provided at no cost. $50 refundable deposit for tools. Limited to 12 participants. Call Peter Burton 388-6876 to register.

Trump vs. the Media talk in Middlebury. Tuesday, March 7, 7:30 p.m., Room 220, McCardell Bicentennial hall. As part of the Meet the Press Series, Eric Bates, the editor-in-chief of The New Republic magazine, will deliver a talk titled "Journalism vs. Trump: The Media as Opposition Party." Bates is an award-winning journalist with a distinguished track record for producing hard-hitting investigative reporting at Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, Southern Exposure and The Intercept, as well as New Republic. Free and open to the public.

 

 

Wednesday, March 8

Remembering and renewal group in Middlebury. Wednesday, March 8, 5:30-7 p.m.,  Share stories and celebrate memories of those we have loved and lost. Pay tribute to the gratitude, grief and connection that remains alive in our minds and hearts. Be inspired in this safe, supportive community. 8-week session. Call Hospice Volunteer Services at 388-4111 or email molson@hospice.org for more information.

Conservation Committee slide show in Salisbury. Wednesday, March 8, 7 p.m., Salisbury Community School. Jim and Kris Andrews will present a slide show of their trip to Tanzania. Everyone is welcome.

 

 

Thursday, March 9

Classes at EastView in Middlebury. Thursday, March 9, 3-4:30 p.m., EastView at Middlebury. EastView resident Nick Clifford will facilitate a class on “Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan,” the seventh in an eight-week series.

Illustrated lecture in Middlebury. Thursday, March 9, 4:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125. Richard Saunders, Middlebury College museum director, will present an illustrated lecture titled “Making Sense of our Selfie Nation.”

CCV information session in Middlebury. Thursday, March 9, 5-6 p.m., CCV Middlebury, 10 Merchants Row #223. Community College of Vermont will hold an information session for everything you need to know about taking classes at CCV.

Our Pelvic Floor – Holding It All Together! presentation in Middlebury. Thursday, March 9, 6:30 p.m., REV Fitness for Women, 175 Wilson Road. Get the “Low-Down” from Judy Holmes, MS, PT, of Middlebury Physical Therapy. Learn the anatomy and function of the pelvic floor, and common concerns such as bladder and bowel incontinence and pelvic pain. Discover treatment options and behavior modification techniques, AND, have your questions answered. Free. Registration required: www.revfitnessforwomen.com/contact-us.html or Michele Butler at 989-0096.

Book reading in Middlebury. Thursday, March 9, 6:30 p.m., Vermont Book Shop. Vermont author Eve Schaub, who was celebrated for her book “Year of No Sugar” will talk about her new memoir “Year of No Clutter,” which has been described as a deeply inspiring and frequently hilarious examination of why we keep stuff in the first place, and how to let it all go. Book signing to follow. Free and open to the public.

Cabin Fever Lecture Series in Middlebury. Thursday, March 9, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library. Travis Hammill, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, speaks about protecting the iconic redrock lands of southern Utah for recreation and preservation. Sponsored by Otter Creek Audubon. Free and open to the public.

“Hedda Gabler” live in HD in Middlebury. Thursday, March 9, 7-9:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove returns to National Theatre Live screens at Town Hall Theater with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece starring Ruth Wilson. Tickets $17/$10 students available at THT Box Office, 802-382-9222, www.townhalltheater.org, or in person Monday to Saturday noon-5 p.m.

 

 

Friday, March 10

All you can eat fish fry in Bristol. Friday, March 10, 5-7 p.m., St. Ambrose Catholic Church Parish Hall. The menu will include fried or baked haddock, French fries, coleslaw, beverage and dessert. Adults $12.50; children age 9 and under $6; immediate family of five $37. For more information call St. Ambrose Church at 453-2488.

 

 

Saturday, March 11

Green Mountain Club Walk along Dead Creek, Addison. Saturday, March 11. Walk along the Dead Creek area on Route 17 in Addison. About 2 miles. Contact Claire Rivers, at 802-877-2263 or clairebowman@comcast. For other events and activities visit www.gmcbreadloaf.org.

Monthly Wildlife Walk in Middlebury. Saturday, March 11, 8 a.m., Otter View Park at the intersection of Weybridge Street and Pulp Mill Bridge. Otter Creek Audubon and the Middlebury Area Land Trust invite community members to help us survey birds and other wildlife at Otter View Park and the Hurd Grassland. Birders of all ages and abilities welcome. For more information, call 388-1007 or 388-6019.

“Pushing the Envelope” workshop in Monkton. Saturday, March 11, 10 a.m.-noon, Monkton Friends Methodist Church in the Ridge. Participants will make a special book out of envelopes, which will be created by hand. All materials will be provided. The book model was inspired by a travel album the librarians discovered in Dr. Russell’s collection. Hosted by the Russell Memorial Library. To reserve a space or for more information, call 453-4471.

MET Live in HD: La Traviata in Middlebury. Saturday, March 11, 1-4 p.m., Town Hall Theater. Town Hall Theater will broadcast the Met Opera’s production of Verdi’s La Traviata, the tragic yet romantic story of an ailing courtesan who longs for true love. Tickets $24/$10 students available at the THT Box Office, 802-382-9222, www.townhalltheater.org, or in person Monday to Saturday noon-5 p.m.

Vermont Chili Festival in Middlebury. Saturday, March 11, 1-4 p.m., downtown Middlebury. The Better Middlebury Partnership will present the ninth annual Vermont Chili Festival with over 50 chilies to sample, live music and entertainment. Tickets $8 at gate or $6 in advance or online at vtchilifest.com. For more information contact Karen@bettermiddleburypartnership.org or call 802-345-1366.

Corned beef and cabbage supper in Vergennes. Saturday, March 11, 5-6:30 p.m., Vergennes United Methodist Church on Main Street. The menu will include corned beef, cabbage, boiled potatoes, carrots, onions, rolls, dessert and beverage served buffet style. Tickets $9 adults; $5 children. Take out orders are available. Call 877-3150 for more information.

Bluegrass Gospel Project in Vergennes. Saturday, March 11, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House. The Bluegrass Gospel Project will celebrate with one final concert at the Vergennes Opera House. Tickets $25 in advance; $30 at the door. For more information visit www.vergennesoperahouse.org.

Patrick Fitzsimmons and friends in Lincoln. Saturday, March 11, 7:30 p.m., Burnham Hall, 52 River Road. Singer-songwriter Patrick Fitzsimmons and friends will be performing for the Burnham Music Series. The cost is $10 for adults; teens and kids are free. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 388-6863.

DJ skate night in Middlebury. Saturday, March 11, 8-10 p.m., Memorial Sports Center. DJ skate night presented by friends of Middlebury hockey. All ages and abilities welcome. $5 adult; $3 student. Snack bar will be open and rental skates available. Info: www.memorialsportscenter.org.

 

 

Sunday, March 12

MNFF winter screening series in Middlebury. Sunday, March 12, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater. The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival winter screening series presents “The Eagle Huntress,” the delightful and highly acclaimed documentary from Director Otto Bell. Tickets $12 for an individual film. The series pass, good for all five films, is $50. Info: 802-382-9222 or townhalltheater.org.

Formosa Quartet in Middlebury. Sunday, March 12, 4-6 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society. Capital City Concerts presents renowned Formosa Quartet joined by flutist Karen Kevra and pianist Paul Orgel. Tickets $15-25. Info: www.capitalcityconcerts.org.

 

 

Tuesday, March 14

Blood drive in Middlebury. Tuesday, March 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., American Legion, 49 Wilson Road. During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive to encourage eligible donors to give blood.

Presentation in Middlebury. Tuesday, March 14, 2:30 p.m., Eastview at Middlebury, Community Room. Ray Hudson will discuss the book “Lost Villages of the Eastern Aleutians.”

 

 

Wednesday, March 15

ANeSU early education developmental screenings in Bristol. Wednesday, March 15, 1-4:30 p.m., Bristol Elementary School. The Early Education Program of ANeSU will hold its developmental screenings. Children will have the opportunity to play in an early childhood classroom using art materials, blocks, puzzles and imaginative play materials. Children 3 years old by Sept. 1 or 4 years old not previously screened are invited to attend. To schedule an appointment call ANeSU Early Education Program at 453-3674. Free.

Remembering and renewal group in Middlebury. Wednesday, March 15, 5:30-7 p.m.,  Share stories and celebrate memories of those we have loved and lost. Pay tribute to the gratitude, grief and connection that remains alive in our minds and hearts. Be inspired in this safe, supportive community. 8-week session. Call Hospice Volunteer Services at 388-4111 or email molson@hospice.org for more information.

Ladies Union crockpot dinner in New Haven. Wednesday, March 15, 6 p.m., New Haven Congregational Church. Ladies Union crockpot dinner will feature hearty main dishes, beverages and dessert. $8. For more information call Carol at 453-5059.

Book club in Bridport. Wednesday, March 15, 7 p.m., Bridport Highway Department conference room, Crown Point Road and Short Street. The Bridport Book Club will discuss“The Heart is a Lonely Hunter,” by Carson McCullers. All interested readers welcome! Call802-758-2858for more information. April's title is“David Copperfield,” by Charles Dickens.

PV revolution talk in Middlebury. Wednesday, March 15, 7-8:30 p.m., Ilsley Public Library. Middlebury College Professor of Physics Richard Wolfson will give a talk on the history of photovoltaic systems that convert sunlight energy directly into electricity. Free and open to the public.

 

 

Thursday, March 16

“Community Hu” in Middlebury. Thursday, March 16, 2-2:30 p.m., EastView at Middlebury, Community Room. There will be a “Community Hu,” during which there will be 20 minutes of singing and 10 minutes for contemplation and reflection. This is a nondenominational spiritual gathering that will be open to the community.

Classes at EastView in Middlebury. Thursday, March 16, 3-4:30 p.m., EastView at Middlebury. EastView resident Nick Clifford will facilitate a class on “Nuclear Security,” the last in an eight-week series.

 

 

Friday, March 17

Lenten Fish Fry in Vergennes.Friday, March 17, 5-7 p.m., St. Peter’s Parish Hall. Come join us for battered baked haddock, fries, macaroni and cheese, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, punch, milk and coffee. Adults $12, children under 12 $6. Children under 6 are free. Immediate family (only) $35. Please bring a dessert to share. For more information call 877-2367.

 

 

Saturday, March 18

Green Mountain Club Hike at Mt. Independence, Orwell. Saturday, March 18. This is a 5-6 mile hike on easy trails with views of Lake Champlain, the countryside and, weather permitting, Revolutionary War ruins of barracks, batteries and other remains. Wear layered clothes hiking poles, water, snacks and or lunch. Contact Ruth Penfield at 802-388-5407 or ruthpenfield@gmail.com. For other events and activities visit www.gmcbreadloaf.org.

Addison County River Watch Collaborative’s spring training in Middlebury. Saturday, March 18, 9 a.m., 14 Seminary St. River Watch’s spring training is for anyone interested in joining a group of citizen scientists who monitor local streams and rivers once per month from April to September. Volunteers will help sample on the Otter Creek, Middlebury River, Lemon Fair River, New Haven River, Lewis Creek and Little Otter Creek. Bagels, coffee and fruit will be served at 8:30 a.m.; program begins at 9 a.m.

Boogie Benefit in Lincoln. Saturday, March 18, 6-11 p.m., Burnham Hall, Lincoln. The Willowell Foundation will present their annual “Boogie Benefit” featuring rockin’ dance bands The Avant-Garde Dogs and Band of the Land (opening). The evening will include a silent auction. All proceeds go to support programs at the Willowell Foundation. Doors open at 6 p.m. $10 at the door.

 

 

Tuesday, March 21

Rabies clinic in Monkton. Tuesday, March 21, Monkton Volunteer Fire Department, 6-7 p.m. Bring a copy of your pet’s most recent rabies vaccination. Rabies shots $15. The Town Clerk will be available to issue dog licenses as well.

Middlebury Community Players “Play Date” in Middlebury. Tuesday, March 21, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater. “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.

Fly Tying Class for Beginners in Middlebury.Tuesday, March 21, 7-9 p.m., Middlebury Union High School, room H005. Fly tying class for beginners offered by the New Haven River Anglers Association. Instruction and materials provided at no cost. $50 refundable deposit for tools. Limited to 12 participants. Call Peter Burton 388-6876 to register.

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 22

AARP fraud watch network presentation in Middlebury. Wednesday, March 22, 2:30 p.m., EastView at Middlebury, Community Room. AARP fraud watch network will present a series on cyber and community fraud.

Remembering and renewal group in Middlebury. Wednesday, March 22, 5:30-7 p.m.,  Share stories and celebrate memories of those we have loved and lost. Pay tribute to the gratitude, grief and connection that remains alive in our minds and hearts. Be inspired in this safe, supportive community. 8-week session. Call Hospice Volunteer Services at 388-4111 or email molson@hospice.org for more information.

 

 

 

Friday, March 24

All you can eat fish fry in Bristol. Friday, March 24, 5-7 p.m., St. Ambrose Catholic Church Parish Hall. The menu will include fried or baked haddock, French fries, coleslaw, beverage and dessert. Adults $12.50; children age 9 and under $6; immediate family of five $37. For more information call St. Ambrose Church at 453-2488.

 

 

Saturday, March 25

Green Mountain Club Hike to Skylight Pond and Skyline Lodge, Ripton. Saturday, March 25. This is a moderate 5.2 mile hike with an elevation gain of approximately 1,500 feet. Hike up the ridge on switchbacks for a gradual ascent to Skylight Pond and Skyline Lodge. This is a dog friendly hike. Contact Mike Greenwood at mike802vt@comcast.net, or at 802-349-5653 or Anne Christie at achristie1026@gmail.com or at 802-388-4347. For other events and activities visit www.gmcbreadloaf.org.

 

 

Tuesday, March 28

Estate planning basics presentation in Middlebury. Tuesday, March 28, 3 p.m., Eastview at Middlebury, Community Room. Kathy Boe will present an “Estate Planning Basics” presentation. Open to all.

Fly Tying Class for Beginners in Middlebury.Tuesday, March 28, 7-9 p.m., Middlebury Union High School, room H005. Fly tying class for beginners offered by the New Haven River Anglers Association. Instruction and materials provided at no cost. $50 refundable deposit for tools. Limited to 12 participants. Call Peter Burton 388-6876 to register.

 

 

 

Friday, March 31

Lenten Fish Fry in Vergennes.Friday, March 31, 5-7 p.m., St. Peter’s Parish Hall. Come join us for battered baked haddock, fries, macaroni and cheese, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, punch, milk and coffee. Adults $12, children under 12 $6. Children under 6 are free. Immediate family (only) $35. Please bring a dessert to share. For more information call 877-2367.

 

 

Saturday, April 1

Piano and cello concert in Middlebury. Saturday, April 1, Brandon Music Café, 7:30 p.m. Pianist Diana Fanning and cellist Dieuwke Davydov will perform a concert at Brandon Music Café, 62 Country Club Road. For more information visit www.brandon-music.net.

 

 

Sunday, April 2

MNFF winter screening series in Middlebury. Sunday, April 2, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater. The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival winter screening series presents “Off The Rails,” a riveting documentary from Director Adam Irving that tells the incredible true story of Darius McCollum, a man living with Asperger’s syndrome. Tickets $12 for an individual film. The series pass, good for all five films, is $50. Info: 802-382-9222 or townhalltheater.org.

 

 

Tuesday, April 4

Presentation in Middlebury. Tuesday, April 4, 3 p.m., Eastview at Middlebury, Community Room. Professor John Elder will read from his book, “Pick Up the Flute: A Memoir Through Music” and play a few tunes.

Fly Tying Class for Beginners in Middlebury.Tuesday, April 4, 7-9 p.m., Middlebury Union High School, room H005. Fly tying class for beginners offered by the New Haven River Anglers Association. Instruction and materials provided at no cost. $50 refundable deposit for tools. Limited to 12 participants. Call Peter Burton 388-6876 to register.

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 5

AARP fraud watch network presentation in Middlebury. Wednesday, April 5, 2:30 p.m., EastView at Middlebury, Community Room. AARP fraud watch network will present a series on cyber and community fraud and ID theft.

CCV information session in Middlebury. Wednesday, April 5, 5-6 p.m., CCV Middlebury, 10 Merchants Row #223. Community College of Vermont will hold an information session for everything you need to know about taking classes at CCV.

 

 

 

Friday, April 7

All you can eat fish fry in Bristol. Friday, April 7, 5-7 p.m., St. Ambrose Catholic Church Parish Hall. The menu will include fried or baked haddock, French fries, coleslaw, beverage and dessert. Adults $12.50; children age 9 and under $6; immediate family of five $37. For more information call St. Ambrose Church at 453-2488.

“2 Moon Smile” in Rochester. Friday, April 7, 7:30 p.m., Rochester Federated Church. Heliand Consort and Clogs will premier “2 Moon Smile,” a new chamber opera by Australian composer Padma Newsome. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission by donation.

 

 

Thursday, April 13

Illustrated lecture in Middlebury. Thursday, April 13, 4:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125. Anne Goodyear, co-director, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, will present an illustrated lecture titled “This is a Portrait if I Say So.”

 

 

Saturday, April 22

Relay for Life in Middlebury. Saturday, April 22, 1-9 p.m., Battell Loop, Middlebury College. Middlebury College will host its annual Relay for Life event that celebrates all cancer survivors, honors those who have lost their battles, and fight back against this disease by raising money for cancer research and patient support programs. There will be live entertainment, food, games, guest speakers and a luminaria ceremony. To sign up your team go to Middlebury’s Relay page:  http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY17NE?pg=entry&fr_id=81004.

Fire and ice concert in Middlebury. Saturday, April 22, 8-10 p.m., Mahaney Concert Hall. The Fire and Ice concert will feature world premieres of three new works by Norwegian and American composers: Bjorn Bolstad Skjelbred, Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen and Conrad Kehn and a new solo by Magnar Am. Free and open to the public.

 

 

Thursday, April 27

Illustrated lecture in Middlebury. Thursday, April 27, 4:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre. Nancy Etcoff, assistant clinical professor and psychologist, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, will present an illustrated lecture titled “Beauty and Self Image.”

 

 

Thursday, May 4

CCV information session in Middlebury. Thursday, May 4, 5-6 p.m., CCV Middlebury, 10 Merchants Row #223. Community College of Vermont will hold an information session for everything you need to know about taking classes at CCV.

 

 

Sunday, May 7

Middlebury Maple Run. Sunday, May 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., MREMS, 55 Collins Drive. USATF-certified half marathon and two-person relay, and new for 2017, a three-mile fun run. Beautiful, scenic routes with views of the Green Mountains and Adirondacks. 50/50 mix of paved and dirt roads for the half marathon, and all paved for the fun run. Great t-shirts, live music on the course and a post-race pancake breakfast with Vermont maple syrup.

 

 

Friday, May 12

MNFF winter screening series in Middlebury. Friday, May 12, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater. The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival winter screening series concludes with “The Red Turtle,” the mesmerizing animated film, seven years in the making, from the Oscar-winning Dutch director Michael Dudok de Wit. Tickets $12 for an individual film. The series pass, good for all five films, is $50. Info: 802-382-9222 or townhalltheater.org.

 

 

Friday, May 19

The Sublime and the Melifluous in Middlebury. Friday, May 19, 7:30 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society. Capital City Concerts presents The Sublime and the Melifluous with musicians from up and down the east coast featuring violinist Laurie Smuckler, cellist Joel Krosnick and flutist Karen Kevra. Tickets $15-25. Info: www.capitalcityconcerts.org.

 

 

Wednesday, June 7

Labor historian talk in Middlebury. Wednesday, June 7, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library. Labor historian Annelise Orleck will recount the struggle for welfare rights by Las Vegas women in the 1970s in a talk titled “What if Poor Women Ran the World?” Orleck is a professor of history at Dartmouth College.

 

 

Saturday, July 1

Vermont Gran Fondo in Middlebury. Saturday, July 1, 8 a.m., Woodchuck Hard Cider, Exchange Street. The Green Mountain State’s premier cycling event will return for its fourth edition with an emphasis on rider comforts. The event will begin and end at Woodchuck Hard Cider, with the après-ride party taking place from 2-7 p.m. with live music and fare from an array of food trucks. For more information and to register, go to www.vermontgranfondo.com.

 

 

LIVE MUSIC

Gumbo Ya Ya in Middlebury. Friday, Feb. 24, 8-10 p.m., 51 Main.

Ben Cosgrove in Brandon. Saturday, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Quiles & Cloud in Ripton. Saturday, March 4, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House.

Dan Evans in Brandon. Thursday, March 9, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Kelly Ravin and Lowell Thompson in Ripton. Saturday, April 1, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House.

Red Tail Ring in Ripton. Saturday, May 6, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House.

Low Lilly in Ripton. Saturday, June 3, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House.

 

 

 

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 27-Oct. 7, Central 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. Saturdays only at Mary Hogan Elementary School, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. through Dec. 24. 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. Thursdays, 3-6:30 p.m., mid-May through September, Vergennes City Park. Organic vegetables, berries, breads, desserts, crafts and takeout.

SPORTS

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.

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, emorrison@acafvt.org.

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. 94 Main St. (Middlebury Town Office building), below rec. gym. Teen drop-in space for kids. Hang out with friends, play pool, watch movies, and eat great food. Baking: every Thursday from 3:30-5 p.m. Info: 388-3910 or www.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. Nonmembers 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 Center.

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 Skatepark. 110 Airport Drive, Bristol. Open mike night, first Thursday of the month, 5:30-7:30 p.m., free for all ages; reserve a spot at thehub@gmavt.net. Info: 453-3678 or www.bristolskatepark.com.

LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer). Youth support group meets Monday nights, 4-6 p.m., Turningpoint Center, Marble Works, Middlebury. Info: 388-4249.

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

NEAT (Northeast Addison Television) Channel 16. Fourth Monday, 5-7 p.m. NEAT studio in Bristol. Bruce Duncan, bduncan@madriver.com.

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.

PACT (People of Addison County Together). Third Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Vermont state office building on Exchange St. in Middlebury, Health Department conference room. 989-8141.

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.

Resistance Tuesdays in Middlebury. Tuesdays, 12:30-1 p.m., College Park (opposite Sama’s). All welcome to discuss issues of the day and find strength in solidarity.

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. Monday-Friday, 2-4:30 p.m. (Thursday, 2-6:45 p.m.); and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Proceeds support library programs and materials.

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

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

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

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

DANCE, MUSIC, ARTS & EDUCATION

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

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

Celtic jam session in East Middlebury. Third Wednesday, 8-10 p.m., Waybury Inn. Open session to play traditional Scottish and Irish tunes on acoustic instruments. All abilities welcome.

Celtic jam session in Middlebury. First Wednesday, 8-10 p.m., 51 Main. Come swap Scottish, Irish and Canadian fiddle tunes. Open to all instruments and players familiar with Celtic sessions and jam etiquette. Info: mfloyd@middlebury.edu or 203-823-8669.

Chess and bridge clinic in Middlebury. Mondays, 3:30-5:30, Ilsley Library. Casual play and gentle coaching in bridge and chess.

Chess club in Brandon. Saturdays, 12:30 p.m., Brandon Library. All ages and abilities welcome.

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 college@elderlyservices.org.

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 muir.haman@bixbylibrary.org.

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 jscondon@mac.com.

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 muir.haman@bixbylibrary.org.

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: www.drumcollective.org.

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

Duplicate bridge at EastView at Middlebury. Tuesdays, 6:15-9 p.m. Info: concierge@eastviewmiddlebury.com.

French conversation group in Middlebury. Second Saturday (deuxième Samedi) of the month, 1 p.m., location varies. Enjoy casual conversation; all levels welcome. Info: slater@middlebury.edu.

Jam session for teens in Middlebury. Second and fourth Thursdays of each month, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Addison Central Teen Center, 94 Main St. Bring your own instrument or borrow one of ours. To register, call Robin or Jutta at 388-3910.

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

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 araho@verizon.net.

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 www.maidenvermont.com.

Middlebury College Community Chorus. Mead Chapel. Open to all singers without auditions. 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 muir.haman@bixbylibrary.org.

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 www.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, 94 Main St.

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 http://vtukes.webs.com for info. Extra ukuleles for beginners.

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

HEALTH & PARENTING

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

Adult ADHD support group in Middlebury. Second Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Focus Research Center, 135 South Pleasant St. Info: 349-7222 or Debbie@focusresourcecenter.com.

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 www.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 Turningpoint Center in the Marble Works. 388-4249.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brain Injury Support Group in Middlebury. Second Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., Hannaford Career Center, Room 208. For survivors, family members and caregivers. Info: 388-2720 or lisabernardin@gmail.com.

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.

Breastfeeding Café. Third Tuesday, 11:3- a.m.-1 p.m., Ilsley Library. For nursing or pregnant mothers. Dads and siblings welcome. Info: Vicki Kirby, 236-4136, naturalkirby@gmail.com; or Elizabeth Curran, 349-3825, www.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.

Car seat safety check in Middlebury. Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association, 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 www.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, www.residenceottercreek.com.

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

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

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

Foot care clinic, also blood pressure and pulse monitors. 658-2421. Bridport Grange. First Mondays of even months.

Functional fitness class with Kimberly Cobb in Middlebury. Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:30 a.m., EastView at Middlebury, Community Room. $5 per class. The last class will be held Jan. 25.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Memory screenings in Middlebury. First Tuesdays, by appointment. Free. Appointments: 385-3711 or nschaedel@hphrc.org.

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 Turningpoint Center in the Marble Works. 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 in the Marble Works. 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 in the Marble Works. 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 grayland@gmavt.net.

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

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

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

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

PTSD Support Group in Middlebury. Monday, starting Aug. 16, 5:30 p.m., Turningpoint Center in the Marble Works. 388-4249.

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

RSVP Bone Builders. Osteoporosis prevention exercise program is offered, several locations. 50-minute classes are free and open to the public. www.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.

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

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

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

Tai Chi for Arthritis classes. CVAA offers beginner and advanced classes for seniors around Addison County. Call 1-800-642-5119, ext. 1019, for more information.

Tai Chi basics class. Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Eastview in Middlebury, Jan. 30-March 29. For everyone over 50. Free. Info: Doreen Peterson 388-2649 or doreenvermont@gmail.com.

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.

Toddler Playgroup. Brandon. St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Registration: 247-0228 or www.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. Marble Works, opposite American Flatbread. Community center dedicated to providing a safe social and educational, substance-free environment for all. Free movie every Saturday, 7:30 p.m. 388-4249. Potluck supper first and third Wednesdays, 6 p.m.; bring a dish if you are able. Food shelf donations accepted as well.

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 Turningpoint Center in the Marble Works.

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

Women for Sobriety. Mondays, 6:15 p.m. The Turningpoint Center in the Marble Works. Self-help group for women with drinking problems. Info: 897-5254.

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

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.

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.

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 mtgazette@earthlink.net.

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, 4-6 p.m., Men’s Auxiliary, VFW Post 7823, Exchange Street. $9 per person. Proceeds to benefit the post’s charitable donations.

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 www.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, info@artonmain.net or www.artonmain.net. On exhibit Feb. 7-28: eighth annual Bristol clay studio exhibition.

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

BigTown Gallery, 99 North Main St., Rochester. 767-9670.

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. 247-4956 or www.brandonartistsguild.com. On exhibit Feb. 3-28: “Student Art Show 2017.” On exhibit March 3-April 30: “Dick Kirby: Metal Madness.”

Brandon Free Public Library, Brandon. 247-8230 or www.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. www.brandon.org or 247-6401. Open daily 11 a.m.-4 p.m. through mid-October.

Brandon Music Café, 62 Country Club Road, Brandon. www.brandon-music.net or 465-4071. On exhibit: The abstract expressionist landscapes of Tom Merwin.

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

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

Chimney Point Vermont State Historic Site, 7305 Vermont Route 125, Addison. 759-2412. Open May 28-Oct. 10, 2016.

Compass Music and Arts Center, 333 Jones Drive, Brandon. www.cmacvt.org. On exhibit Feb. 17-April 1: “Prelude to Spring: Botanical Art in Vermont.”

Creative Space Gallery and Sean Dye Studio. 214 Main St., Vergennes. 877-3850 or www.creativespacegallery.org. On exhibit through March 12: “A Visual Record: Recent Work by Marilyn Gillis.”

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

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

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

Galerie Provenance. 1 Frog Hollow Alley, Middlebury. 388-3101 or Michael@galleryprovenance.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 www.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 www.henrysheldonmuseum.org.

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

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

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

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

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

Lincoln Peak Vineyard. 142 River Road, New Haven, 388-7368, www.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 www.middlebury.edu/arts.

Middlebury College Johnson Memorial Building. 443-3168 or www.middlebury.edu/arts. On exhibit Feb. 17-April 30: “American Faces: A Cultural History of Portraiture and Identity.”

Middlebury College Museum of Art. 72 Porter Field/Route 30 South. 443-3168 or www.middlebury.edu/arts. Museum is closed Mondays. On exhibit Jan. 10-April 23: Untouched by Time: The Athenian Acropolis from Pericles to Parr. On exhibit Feb. 17-April 30: American Faces: A Cultural History of Portraiture and Identity. 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 www.historicsites.vermont.gov/MountIndependence. 2016 exhibit: “Independence Must Be Won: The Art of Ellen Viereck.”

The National Museum of the Morgan Horse. 34 Main St., Middlebury. 388-1639. Winter hours: Thursdays and Fridays, 1-5 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and by appointment.

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

Norton’s Gallery. Route 73, Shoreham. 948-2552 or www.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. www.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 www.vtphotoworkplace.com. On exhibit Feb. 1-March 3: “Composed.”

Rokeby Museum. Route 7, Ferrisburgh. 877-3406. On exhibit starting Sunday, July 10: “Quaker Made: Vermont Furniture, 1820-1835.”

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. Exhibit: “Foreign Language Feature: Collaborative Conceptual Works by Yinglei Zhang and Rachel Baird.”

The Storm Café. 3 Mills St., Middlebury.

Studio V. 179 Main St., Vergennes, above Addison Outfitters. Info: 877-6524 or www.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 Jan. 13-Feb 28: Paintings by Molly Watson Hawley.

Vermont Folklife Center. 88 Main St., Middlebury. Gallery and shop hours Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission by donation. 388-4964. On exhibit Feb. 4-April 29: “Re-imagine the Braided Rug.” On exhibit Jan. 30-May 15: “Family Traits: Art, Humor, and Everyday Life.”

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. Preschool multi-age story time Thursday, 10:30 a.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.

Preschool story hour every Friday at 1 p.m. with Deb Lendway. Movies shown every Friday at 1:30 p.m. (17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). 247-8230. Summer programs: “Sally’s Music Circle” with Rob Zollman, Tuesdays and Fridays, July 8-29, 10 a.m., for ages birth and up; “Stories and Crafts” with Kathy Hirschberger, Wednesdays and Thursdays, July 9-31, 10 a.m., ages preschool and up.

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. For a complete listing of ongoing and special children’s activities, visit www.ilsleypubliclibrary.org or call the Children’s Room at 388-4097.

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

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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