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Tuesday, April 25

Quilting talk in Middlebury.April 25, 7-9 p.m., American Legion, 49 Wilson Road. The Milk and Honey Quilters’ Guild presents “When Modern Meets Traditional,” a talk by Maria Ammatuna, the owner of Creative Fiber Designs in Brandon. Come listen to how Maria brings together traditional with a modern twist.

 

Wednesday, April 26

Story circle in Middlebury.Wednesday, April 26,4 p.m.,Vermont Room, Ilsley Public Library. Come join the story circle and share your stories aboutspring reawakenings— in the earth or the human spirit.

Writing workshop in Middlebury. Wednesday, April 26, 6 p.m., Ilsley Public Library Community Room. The Middlebury Chapter of the Burlington Writers Workshop will meet to read and comment on each others’ work in an MFA-style workshop. All writers in all genres are welcome. More info at www.burlingtonwritersworkshop.com/our-workshops/middlebury.

Adult book discussion in Lincoln. Wednesday, April 26 7 p.m., Lincoln Library. A discussion of the book “Green Island” by Shawna Yang Ryan, a stunning story of love, betrayal, and family, set against the backdrop of a changing Taiwan over the course of the twentieth century.

African Music and Dance performance in Middlebury. Wednesday, April 26, 8:00 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts. Middlebury African Music and Dance Ensemble, directed by Damascus Kafumbe, showcases the diversity and richness of African music beyond drumming-based practices, and highlights the dynamic nature of these traditions. The performance also captures communal-based and interactive processes that serve as the backbone of many African societies. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free.

 

Thursday, April 27

Organ recital in Middlebury. Thursday, April 27, 12:15 p.m., St Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Scandinavian and Czechoslovakian organ music performed by George Matthew Jr., organist. Free and open to the public.

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.”

“Beauty and Self Image” lecture in Middlebury.Thursday, April 27, 4:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre. Nancy Etcoff, Assistant Clinical Professor and Psychologist at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, TED talk presenter, and author of Survival of the Prettiest (2000) sheds light on why we devour fashion magazines, check our waistlines, and gaze longingly at objects of desire. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition “American Faces: A Cultural History of Portraiture and Identity.” Free.

Death Cafe in Middlebury. Thursday, April 27, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Court. At a Death Café, people gather to eat cake, drink tea, and discuss death in a relaxed, open setting. A Death Café is a group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objective, or themes. It is a discussion group, rather than a grief support or counseling session. It will be hosted and facilitated by Helen Young and Kate Gridley. A $2 donation will offset the cost of refreshments. See DeathCafe.com for more information. Offered as part of Hospice Volunteer Services’ Being Mortal series.

Art build for Montpelier Climate March in Middlebury. Thursday, April 27, 6-9 p.m. Ilsley Public Library conference room. Some materials will be provided. All are welcome. For more info contact Lillian Snow at 349-5678.

A discussion on opiate addiction in Brandon.Thursday, April 27, 7 p.m., Brandon Inn, 20 Park St. Richard Rawson, Ph.D., a research professor at the Center for Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont and a professor emeritus in the UCLA School of Medicine, shares his 40-year history of addiction research and treatment, including Vermont’s innovative response to the opioid crisis.

“Working” in Middlebury. Thursday, April 27, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater. The Middlebury Community Players presents the musical “Working,” a celebration of the men and women who keep America humming. Based on Studs Terkel’s landmark book compiled from interviews with hundreds of American workers, “Working” uses their stories to weave a tapestry of hopes, fears, ideals, realities, satisfactions, and disappointments. Song styles range from show tunes to ballads to down-and-dirty blues. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the box office, 802-382-9222, or online at www.townhalltheater.org. More information about the production, as well as pictures and video clips can be found at middleburycommunityplayers.org.

 

Friday, April 28

Rummage and bake sale in Salisbury.Friday, April 28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church. The Salisbury Contact Nancy Galvin at 352-4375 to make donations of good quality, clean items or baked goods. Continues Saturday.

Art lecture in Middlebury.Friday, April 28, 12:15 p.m., Middlebury College Museum of Art. Senior Phoebe Mitchell and Associate Professor of the History of Art and Architecture Eddie Vazquez discuss Medardo Rosso’s use of wax as a sculptural material, and address the communicative implications of his artistic strategies of repetition and hybrid materiality. Seating is limited; please arrive early. Part of the Fridays at the Museum series. Free.

Family humor reception in Middlebury. Friday, April 28, 5-7 p.m., Vermont Folklife Center. A public reception to celebrate the exhibition “Family Traits: Art, Humor, and Everyday Life, the art and life of Stanley Lyndes.” Enjoy food and drink and a gallery talk by Stanley Lyndes’ granddaughter, Dawn Andrews. For more info contact Bob Hooker at 388-4964 or [email protected].

“Macbeth” in Middlebury/Cornwall.Friday, April 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Ilsley public Library; 7-8 p.m., Cornwall Town Hall. The All the World’s a Stage Theatre Co., a local homeschool theatre group, stages their own rendition of one of Shakespeare’s most iconic plays. Join them for an evening of swordfights, witches, and dark ambitions. Both performances will be free, and open to the public

Family humor reception in Middlebury. Friday, April 28, 5-7 p.m., Vermont Folklife Center. A public reception to celebrate the exhibition “Family Traits: Art, Humor, and Everyday Life, the art and life of Stanley Lyndes.” Enjoy food and drink and a gallery talk by Stanley Lyndes’ granddaughter, Dawn Andrews. For more info contact Bob Hooker at 388-4964 or [email protected].

Table of Grace free meal in Vergennes. Friday, April 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church. The menu will include roast pork, potatoes, applesauce, vegetable and dessert. Come and bring your friends. Free.

Addison County Right to Life spring dinner in Vergennes. Friday, April 28, 6 p.m.,St. Peter’s Parish Hall. Guest speakers, Mary Hahn Beerworth, Ex. Director of VRTLand Joanie Praamsma, Ex. Director Pregnancy Resource Center of Addison County.Full course Ham Dinner with meatless choice. Adults $15, students ages 6 and up, $6,under age 5, free. Reserve by April 21 to: Lee Comly, 2012 Carlstrom Road,Bristol, Vt. or call 453-6302.

Paula Huston in Middlebury.Friday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Baptist Church, 97 S. Pleasant St. Paula Huston, author of “The Holy Way”, a National Endowment of the Arts Fellow, and author of two novels and six other works of spiritual nonfiction, will be speaking on “Spiritual Formation: Down-to-Earth Practices”. This event is free and open to the public. For information call 802-388-7472.

“Working” in Middlebury. Friday, April 28, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater. The Middlebury Community Players presents the musical “Working,” a celebration of the men and women who keep America humming. Based on Studs Terkel’s landmark book compiled from interviews with hundreds of American workers, “Working” uses their stories to weave a tapestry of hopes, fears, ideals, realities, satisfactions, and disappointments. Song styles range from show tunes to ballads to down-and-dirty blues. Tickets are $23 ($18 for students with ID), and can be purchased at the box office, 802-382-9222, or online at www.townhalltheater.org. More information about the production, as well as pictures and video clips can be found at middleburycommunityplayers.org.

Bach Festival in Middlebury. Friday, April 28, 8 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts. The Brentano String Quartet will perform The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080 by J.S. Bach. Tickets are $25 for the general public, $20 for Middlebury College ID holders; and $6 for Middlebury College students with ID. 

Stargazing open house in Middlebury.Friday, April 28, 9-10:30 p.m., Middlebury College Observatory, McCardell Bicentennial Hall. The Observatory and Middlebury Physics host a stargazing open house, weather permitting.  See Jupiter in the evening, and view a variety of interesting stars, star clusters, and nebulae through the Observatory’s telescopes. Observatory open house nights are free and open to the public if the sky is expected to be mostly clear. Please check the Observatory web site at http://go.middlebury.edu/observatory/ or call the Observatory at 443-2266 after 7 p.m. on the evening of the event for weather status.

 

Saturday, April 29

Rummage and bake sale in Salisbury.Saturday, April 29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church. The Salisbury Contact Nancy Galvin at 352-4375 to make donations of good quality, clean items or baked goods.

“Sound Bites” in Vergennes. Saturday, April 29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Spend your day in Vergennes and raise money for Evergreen Preschool and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes. Events include: Free Boys & Girls Club Open House with coffee, juice, and pastries at 9:30 a.m., abenefit concert featuring Grammy nominated Kid-Rock Superstar Justin Roberts at 11:30 a.m., and Bixby Library Story & Craft Time at 2:15 p.m. Raintree Jewelry will be raffling off three handmade pieces of jewelry. Tickets available at $10 each with a chance to win one of Raintree Jewelry prizes. Concert and raffle tickets available at Raintree in Vergennes and at the door. For more details visit www.facebook.com/soundbitesvt.

Chronic disease management workshop in Middlebury. Saturday, April 29, 9:30 a.m.- noon, The Residence at Otter Creek. Free healthier living workshop for people living with a chronic disease such as arthritis, diabetes, cancer, obesity or heart disease. Registration is required. Contact Connie Leach at 388-1220 or [email protected].

Spring into Art in Bristol.Saturday, April 29, Main St. Participating businesses in downtown Bristol will be celebrating Spring in creative and artful ways, including: ARTSight Studios & Gallery — free bookmaking and collage workshops (ages 16 and over), letterpress demonstration, open studios, Bo Price, Celtic Harp; Art on Main — 1-3 p.m. Ukranian egg painting demonstration, all ages; Verde Mountain — open studio and gallery; Honey Lights — beeswax candlemaking demonstration, all ages. Emerald Rose — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., henna demonstration, all ages; Bristol Clay Studio — open house and demos. This activity is part of Vermont Arts 2017, a project of the Vermont Arts Council.

Carpool to Montpelier climate march in Middlebury. Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m., Academy St. parking lot. Catch or provide a ride to the Montpelier climate march. Both drivers and riders welcome. For more info contact Lillian Snow at 349-5678.

World Tai Chi And Qi Gong Day in Middlebury. Saturday, April 29, 9:45-11 a.m. Municipal Gym Multipurpose Room, 154 Creek Rd. Come enjoy this introduction to Tai Chi and Qi Gong and learn how it can benefit you, as we join millions of others around the world in “One World - One Breath”.  People of all ages are welcome.  Light refreshments will be served. For questions about this event please contact Karen Glauber at (802)989-7532.

Cabin fever basket raffle in Middlebury.Saturday, April 29, 11 a.m., VFW, Exchange St. Have lunch while lots of baskets and gift certificate from local businesses are raffled off. First ticket, $5, additional tickets are $2 each, with 25 chances on each ticket. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, and special raffles and door prizes. Lunch and baked goods will be available. Hosted by Order of Eastern Star of Bristol/Brandon/Hinesburg/Chester.

Free backyard composting workshop in Middlebury. Saturday, April 29, 1:30 p.m., Addison County Solid Waste Management District, District Transfer Station, 1223 Route 7 South, Middlebury. Workshop will cover the basics of backyard composting, and will have both an indoor presentation and an outdoor demonstration component. Each participant will receive a voucher for a half-priced Soil Saver Composter ($23, orig. $45) or a half-priced Green Cone Solar Digester ($63, orig. $125). To register, visit AddisonCountyRecycles.org, or call 802-388-2333. For questions, call and ask for Jaclyn Hochreiter.

Kingsland Bay hike in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, April 29. An easy 2-3 hour hike “on the level” into Kingsland Bay State Park, including both the developed and undeveloped portions and with, hopefully, an abundance of wildflowers. Bring water and a lunch. Contact David Andrews at 802.388.4894 or [email protected]. For other events and activities visit www.gmcbreadloaf.org.

Bach Festival in Middlebury. Saturday, April 29, 3 p.m., the lawn, Mead Memorial Chapel. The Festival continues with a carillon recital by Middlebury College carillonneur George Matthew, Jr. This recital is free and open to the public.

“Mountains May Depart” in Middlebury. Saturday, April 29, 3 p.m., Dana Auditorium. An intensely moving study of how China’s economic boom and the culture of materialism it has spawned have affected the bonds of family, tradition, and love. In Cantonese with English subtitles. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Zhangke Jia, China, 2015, 131 minutes). Free.

Danika & Jeb in Brandon. Saturday, April 29, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Nationally known musicians Danika Holmes and Jeb Hart bring their acoustic pop and blues to the area. Tickets are $20. Pre-concert dinner is available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for show. Venue is BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 or email [email protected] for reservations or more information.

Jeff Warner in Bristol. Saturday, April 29, 8 p.m., Walkover Gallery and Concert Room, 15 Main St., as part of the Cabin Fever series. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 day of show. For reservations, call 802-453-3188, ext. 2.

“Working” in Middlebury. Saturday, April 29, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater. The Middlebury Community Players presents the musical “Working,” a celebration of the men and women who keep America humming. Based on Studs Terkel’s landmark book compiled from interviews with hundreds of American workers, “Working” uses their stories to weave a tapestry of hopes, fears, ideals, realities, satisfactions, and disappointments. Song styles range from show tunes to ballads to down-and-dirty blues. Tickets are $23 ($18 for students with ID), and can be purchased at the box office, 802 382-9222, or online at www.townhalltheater.org. More information about the production, as well as pictures and video clips can be found at middleburycommunityplayers.org.

Bach Festival in Middlebury. Saturday, April 29, at 8 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts. Handel’s “Esther,” featuring a cast of Middlebury College Alumni, the Bach Festival Orchestra and Middlebury College Choir conducted by Jeffrey Buettner. Teddy Crecelius directs this semi-staged performance. $12 for the general public; $10 for Middlebury College ID holders; and free for Middlebury College students with ID.

“Mountains May Depart” in Middlebury. Saturday, April 29, 8 p.m., Dana Auditorium. An intensely moving study of how China’s economic boom and the culture of materialism it has spawned have affected the bonds of family, tradition, and love. In Cantonese with English subtitles. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Zhangke Jia, China, 2015, 131 minutes). Free.

Water opera in Middlebury.Saturday, April 29, 8 p.m., Peterson Family Athletics Complex, Natatorium. Middlebury College Artist-in-Residence Gabriel Forestieri, along with Loren Kiyoshi Dempster (composer) and Adrian Jevicki (writer/visual artist), transform Middlebury’s Natatorium with “Breathe,” a multidisciplinary performance event. The project is a contemporary water opera that combines song, movement, light, dance, water, music, and text. The cast is a mix of athletes, performers, and professionals contributing to an unconventional performance with many surprises. Tickets: Public $12, College ID holders $10, Students $6.

 

Sunday, April 30

All-you-can-eat public breakfast in Vergennes. Sunday, April 30, 7:30-10 a.m., 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. Proceeds from the breakfast are used to support various local community needs and organizations. Everyone is welcome.

Spring wildflower walk in Orwell.Sunday, April 30, 1-3 p.m., Mt. Independence State Historic Site. Search for the tender beauties of spring wildflowers in a guided walk with Amy Olmsted, horticulturist with Rocky Dale Gardens in Bristol and a nursery professional for over 20 years. Admission is $5 for adults, children are free.

Bob Recupero & Michael Corn in Middlebury. Sunday, April 30, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Road. As part of The Residence’s Sunday Music Series, Corn and Recupero will play a wide range of tunes. Some jazz from the 1930s & ’40s, some standards & some fun sing-a-longs. Maybe a cowboy song or two. Free and open to the public. Handicap accessible. RSVP to Connie Leach at [email protected] or 802-388-1220.

“Working” in Middlebury. Sunday, April 30, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater. The Middlebury Community Players presents the musical “Working,” a celebration of the men and women who keep America humming. Based on Studs Terkel’s landmark book compiled from interviews with hundreds of American workers, “Working” uses their stories to weave a tapestry of hopes, fears, ideals, realities, satisfactions, and disappointments. Song styles range from show tunes to ballads to down-and-dirty blues. ASL interpretation will provided at this show. Tickets are $23 ($18 for students with ID), and can be purchased at the box office, 802 382-9222, or online at www.townhalltheater.org. More information about the production, as well as pictures and video clips can be found at middleburycommunityplayers.org.

Bach Festival in Middlebury. Sunday, April 30, 3 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts. Musicians from previous Middlebury Bach Festivals will perform a concert of chamber music. This concert is free and open to the public.

Water opera in Middlebury.Sunday, April 30, 8 p.m., Peterson Family Athletics Complex, Natatorium. Middlebury College Artist-in-Residence Gabriel Forestieri, along with Loren Kiyoshi Dempster (composer) and Adrian Jevicki (writer/visual artist), transform Middlebury’s Natatorium with “Breathe,” a multidisciplinary performance event. The project is a contemporary water opera that combines song, movement, light, dance, water, music, and text. The cast is a mix of athletes, performers, and professionals contributing to an unconventional performance with many surprises. Tickets: Public $12, College ID holders $10, Students $6.

 

Monday, May 1

Kindergarten registration day in Bristol. Monday, May 1, 8:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m., Kindergarten classrooms, Bristol Elementary School. Registration is for all children who will be five years of age on or before September 1, 2017

FFA open greenhouses in Middlebury. Monday, May 1, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Garden Patch Greenhouse, Patricia Hannaford Career Center (PHCC), 51 Charles Ave. The beginning of FFA’s month-long plant sale. Sale continues each Saturday through the month of May. Also at Mount Abraham Union High School office on May 4 and Vergennes Union High School Main Office on May 12. Proceeds to benefit the FFA.

 

Tuesday, May 2

Blood pressure and foot care clinic in Brandon. Tuesday, May 2, 10 a.m., Forestdale Senior Center. Sponsored by VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region. Cost is $10, no appointment necessary. For more info call 802-770-1536.

Kindergarten registration day in Bristol. Tuesday, May 2, 12:45-2:45 p.m.,  Kindergarten classrooms, Bristol Elementary School. Registration is for all children who will be five years of age on or before September 1, 2017.

 

Wednesday, May 3

“Paying for College” workshop in Middlebury. Wednesday, May 3, 6:30 p.m., Middlebury Union High School auditorium. New changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, are here. Find out what it means for your financial aid plans at this workshop, hosted by the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation.

Considering “Don Quixote” in Middlebury. Wednesday, May 3, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library. Celebrated literary critic and author Ilan Stavans will consider the impact of the masterful Don Quixote in the 401st anniversary year of author Miguel de Cervantes’s death. His talk, Don Quixote of La Mancha: The Novel That Invented Modernity,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’sFirst Wednesdays lecture seriesand is free and open to the public.

 

Thursday, May 4

Annual rummage sale in North Ferrisburgh.Thursday, May 4, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Free books information from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library will be available in the children’s room. Come see what it’s all about. Proceeds benefit children and youth going to church summer camps and mission trips. Sale benefits everyone who enjoys rummage sale bargains! See you there.

Meal for seniors in Bristol. Thursday, May 4, noon, First Baptist Church of Bristol. Come enjoy the menu of baked ham, sweet potatoes, peas and carrots, homemade rolls, and blueberry dessert. Come early to talk with friends and make new ones. Suggested donation is still $4. To sign up call Nancy 453-5276.

Twist O Wool auction in Middlebury. Thursday, May 4, 7 p.m., American Legion, Wilson Way. The Twist O Wool Spinning Guild will hold its annual auction with preview of items to be auctioned off from 6-7 p.m. All are welcome. For more info contact Carol at 453-5960.

“Working” in Middlebury. Thursday, May 4, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater. The Middlebury Community Players presents the musical “Working,” a celebration of the men and women who keep America humming. Based on Studs Terkel’s landmark book compiled from interviews with hundreds of American workers, “Working” uses their stories to weave a tapestry of hopes, fears, ideals, realities, satisfactions, and disappointments. Song styles range from show tunes to ballads to down-and-dirty blues. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the box office, 802 382-9222, or online at www.townhalltheater.org. More information about the production, as well as pictures and video clips can be found at middleburycommunityplayers.org

 

Friday, May 5

Personal safety fair in Bristol. Friday, May 5, all day. Mt. Abraham Union High School will host workshops and presentations by numerous organizations, creating a daylong, campus-wide event with a ‘personal safety’ theme for students. The fair, developed by faculty and students in partnership with the Youth Safety Council of Vermont and with support from Co-operative Insurance Companies, will showcase safety knowledge from across Vermont.

Hike at Watershed Center in Bristol. Friday, May 5, Bristol Watershed. Moderate 4-mile to cabin on ridge with possible extensions on side trails if group is interested. Meet at Watershed’s parking area (approximately 1.3 miles east of North Street, New Haven, on Plank Rd near the Bristol town line). Wear appropriate clothing; bring water, food and hiking poles if desired. Contact Ruth Penfield at [email protected] or at 802-388-5407. For other events and activities visit www.gmcbreadloaf.org.

Annual rummage sale in North Ferrisburgh.Friday, May 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. North Ferrisburgh Methodist Church, 227 Old Hollow Road. Free books information from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library will be available in the children’s room. Come see what it’s all about. Proceeds benefit children and youth going to church summer camps and mission trips. Sale benefits everyone who enjoys rummage sale bargains! See you there.

Photography and woodcarving exhibit opening in Brandon.May 5, 5-7 p.m., Brandon Artists Guild, 7 Center St. The Brandon Artists Guild welcomes spring with a new exhibit — “Fish, Fowl & Flowers: Woodcarving and Photography.” Floral photographs by Richard Conrad and wildlife woodcarving by William Barnard will be on display. “Fish, Fowl & Flowers” runs May 3 through June 27th.

 Live storytelling in Middlebury.May 5, 7:30 p.m., Marquis Theater. Come out and see The Mantis, an evening of live storytelling. All stories are true, first person, no notes and no stand-up comedy. All stories are up to eight minutes and should relate to the theme “Tricksters.” Limit eight storytellers Sign up at the event or by e-mailing Michael Kingsbury at [email protected]. This event is open to the public.

“Working” in Middlebury. Friday, May 5, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater. The Middlebury Community Players presents the musical “Working,” a celebration of the men and women who keep America humming. Based on Studs Terkel’s landmark book compiled from interviews with hundreds of American workers, “Working” uses their stories to weave a tapestry of hopes, fears, ideals, realities, satisfactions, and disappointments. Song styles range from show tunes to ballads to down-and-dirty blues. Tickets are $23 ($18 for students with ID), and can be purchased at the box office, 802 382-9222, or online at www.townhalltheater.org. More information about the production, as well as pictures and video clips can be found at middleburycommunityplayers.org.

Stargazing open house in Middlebury.Friday, May 5, 9-10:30 p.m., Middlebury College Observatory, McCardell Bicentennial Hall. The Observatory and Middlebury Physics host a stargazing open house, weather permitting.  See Jupiter in the evening, and view a variety of interesting stars, star clusters, and nebulae through the Observatory’s telescopes. Observatory open house nights are free and open to the public if the sky is expected to be mostly clear. Please check the Observatory web site at http://go.middlebury.edu/observatory/ or call the Observatory at 443-2266 after 7 p.m. on the evening of the event for weather status.

 

Saturday, May 6

Annual rummage sale Dollar-A-Bag day in North Ferrisburgh. Saturday, May 6, 8-11 a.m., North Ferrisburgh Methodist Church, 227 Old Hollow Road. Free books information from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library will be available in the children’s room. Come see what it’s all about. Proceeds benefit children and youth going to church summer camps and mission trips. Sale benefits everyone who enjoys rummage sale bargains! See you there.

Annual tag sale in Bristol. Saturday, May 6, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Bristol. There will be a large variety of items. Come and enjoy browsing. You might find a “treasure” just for you.

History walk in Orwell.Saturday, May 6, 1-4 p.m., Mount Independence State Historic Site. Revolutionary War experts lead a tour on and off trails, exploring 1776 and 1777 defensive works best seen in spring, before the leaves are fully out. Several stopping points along the way for any needing to leave early. Admission $5 adults/free for children. For more info call 802-759-2412.

Bike swap in Middlebury. Saturday, May 6, 9 a.m.-12 noon, Cannon Park and Mill St. lot. Donate or sell your old bike, bring home a new one, get a safety check for $10, and do some outdoor gear spring-cleaning. Check out exhibits, demos and test rides. Look for commuter, mountain, cargo, fat tire, adaptive, electric and specialty bikes and related special sales and displays at downtown Middlebury businesses. Drop off bicycle donations or consignment bikes at Frog Hollow Bikes Monday – Friday, May 1-5, 9:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. Proceeds to benefit Middlebury Safe Routes.

Spring tag sale in Cornwall. Saturday, May 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Cornwall Congregational Church. After dropping off your Green Up Day bags, swing by and check out the furniture, kitchenware, kids’ items, and general household merchandise on offer. In the spirit of spring cleaning, anyone who would like to donate good, clean, usable items is invited to do so. Please contact Nancy Kemp at 462-2370. (No clothes, please.)

Chronic disease management workshop in Middlebury. Saturday, May 6, 9:30 a.m.- noon, The Residence at Otter Creek. Free healthier living workshop for people living with a chronic disease such as arthritis, diabetes, cancer, obesity or heart disease. Registration is required. Contact Connie Leach at 388-1220 or [email protected].

Wildflower hike in Waltham. Saturday, May 6. Join the Green Mountain Club’s wildflower hike — a 2.5 mile, round trip trek on Buck Mountain with a few moderately steep ascents. The hike includes views of the Champlain Valley and Snake Mountain. Contact Brenda Ellis at [email protected]. For other events and activities visit www.gmcbreadloaf.org.

Green Up Day Festival in Middlebury. Saturday, May 6, Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op. Stop by the Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section’s display table to meet our volunteers, view maps and latest GMC publications, or to just say hello. For other events and activities visit www.gmcbreadloaf.org.

Used book sale in New Haven.Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. New Haven Town Offices All are invited to visit the biannual Friends of the New Haven Library used book sale at the New Haven Town Offices on North Street. “Take what you like, give what you can.” All funds collected go to support the New Haven Library. Books available range from fiction to children’s literature, how-to’s, history and much else.

Annemieke McLane “Garden Tour” in Brandon.Saturday, May 6, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Annemeike McLane is “one of Vermont’s finest pianists” (Jim Lowe, Rutland Herald/Times Argus). ‘Garden Tour’ is an extension of her most recent album “Birds of Beethoven”, released last August. The program will include works such as Rachmaninoff’s “Daisies,” Chopin’s “Raindrop Prelude,” “Flight of the Bumblebee” by Rimsky-Korsakov, Debussy’s “Nocturne,” and more. Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 or e-mail [email protected] for reservations or for more information.

Red Tail Ring in Ripton. Saturday, May 6, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House, Route 125. Nationally and internationally known Red Tail Ring performs their brand of acoustic roots and vintage folk. Open mic followed by featured performer. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets $10/$15. More info at www.rcch.org or call 802-388-9782.

“Working” in Middlebury. Saturday, May 6, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater. The Middlebury Community Players presents the musical “Working,” a celebration of the men and women who keep America humming. Based on Studs Terkel’s landmark book compiled from interviews with hundreds of American workers, “Working” uses their stories to weave a tapestry of hopes, fears, ideals, realities, satisfactions, and disappointments. Song styles range from show tunes to ballads to down-and-dirty blues. Tickets are $23 ($18 for students with ID), and can be purchased at the box office, 802 382-9222, or online at www.townhalltheater.org. More information about the production, as well as pictures and video clips can be found at middleburycommunityplayers.org.

The Horse Traders in Vergennes.Saturday, May 6, 8 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Come for an evening of local craft beer and tunes. Presented by the Hired Hand Brewing Company.

Celebrate Ella Fitzgerald in Middlebury.Saturday, May 6, 8 p.m., Robison Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble, Middlebury College’s swingin’ big band, will present a special program celebrating the centennial of Ella Fitzgerald, the First Lady of Song, by playing an evening of tunes from the Great American Songbook. The ensemble’s concert will feature some of the original arrangements that Ella sang, along with a number of her tunes in instrumental versions by today’s best jazz arrangers. Free and open to the public.

 

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.

Chicken and biscuit dinner in New Haven. Sunday, May 7, two sittings, noon and 1 p.m., New Haven Congregational Church. Adults $10, 6-11 years old $5 and under six free. Take out will be available. Walk ins are welcome but reservations are appreciated. Call Nancy at 545-2422 evenings prior to 7 p.m. for reservations.

“Working” in Middlebury. Sunday, May 6, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater. The Middlebury Community Players presents the musical “Working,” a celebration of the men and women who keep America humming. Based on Studs Terkel’s landmark book compiled from interviews with hundreds of American workers, “Working” uses their stories to weave a tapestry of hopes, fears, ideals, realities, satisfactions, and disappointments. Song styles range from show tunes to ballads to down-and-dirty blues. Tickets are $23 ($18 for students with ID), and can be purchased at the box office, 802 382-9222, or online at www.townhalltheater.org. More information about the production, as well as pictures and videoclips can be found at middleburycommunityplayers.org.

Art exhibit reception in Brandon.Sunday, May 7, 2-4 p.m., Compass Music and Arts Center, 333 Jones Dr. Norma Montaigne presents a collection of her vibrant and varied work in “Splash of Color.” Exhibit runs May 5-July 2.

Community meal in Vergennes. Sunday, May 7, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Church, 85 South Maple St. Menu includes shepherd’s pie (hamburger, potatoes, corn, carrots, beef gravy,) rolls, pickled beets, and chocolate chip cookies. Free and open to the public.

 

Monday, May 8

CCV information session in Middlebury.Monday, May 8, 12 noon, Community College of Vermont (CCV), 2nd Floor, Battell Block, 10 Merchants Row. CCV in Middlebury is conducting a free information session for prospective students. Anyone curious about what CCV has to offer is welcome to come and ask questions. Free.

Kelly Boe Memorial Ride in Middlebury. Monday, May 8, 3:30-5 p.m., Middlebury Union High School entrance. Join a slow-paced bike ride to honor those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roads, including Middlebury’s Kelly Boe, and raise awareness that we all share the road and responsibility for keeping it safe. Check in is at 3:30 p.m., departure by 4 p.m. Please wear a helmet. The 8-mile route through Middlebury and Weybridge will be escorted by Middlebury Police and return to MUHS by about 5 p.m. Rain date: Monday May 15.

 

Tuesday, May 9

John Elder in Middlebury.Tuesday, May 9, 3 p.m., Eastview at Middlebury Community Room. John Elder will present his memoir “Picking up the flute: a Memoir through music” and he will play on the flute. Open to the public.

 

Wednesday, May 10

“Classic Films of the 1950s” in Middlebury.May 10, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ilsley Public Library Community Meeting Room. Do you love Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, James Dean, and Audrey Hepburn? Are you intrigued by the vital issues of that time; juvenile delinquency, conformity, racial issues and the Hollywood blacklist? Come hear Rick Winston show clips from several acclaimed films of various genres from the 1950s and discuss their significance. Sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council talk and the Addison County Retired Teachers Association.

“Paying for College” workshop in Vergennes. Wednesday, May 10, 6:30 p.m., Vergennes Union High School auditorium. New changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, are here. Find out what it means for your financial aid plans at this workshop, hosted by the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation.

“Barkskins” discussion in Bridport.Wednesday, May 10, 7 p.m., Bridport Highway Department Conference Room, Crown Point Road at Short Street. The Bridport book club will meet to discuss“Barkskins,” by Annie Proulx, and to start planning next fall’s book list. All interested readers are welcome to join. Call 758-2858 for more information.

 

Thursday, May 11

Ham supper in East Middlebury. Sunday, May 11, 5-8 p.m., Waybury Inn. Sponsored by the Middlebury Fire Department. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Children under three are free.

“Hope With Roots: Three Old Ladies, Tough And Wise” in Middlebury.Thursday, May 11, 7:30 p.m. Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse, Exchange St. Theatre Group, Ltd. presents three short one-woman plays about keeping one’s heart open in hard times. Stephanie Gallas brings to life one very contemporary woman, Deb Gwinn imagines one who lived several thousand years before our own time, and Deborah Lubar conjures another feisty lady from thousands upon thousands upon thousands of years before that. Directed by Marianne Lust. Tickets: $10 — online only at VermontCoffeeCompany.com or at the door. Seating is limited. Doors and the Café next door open one half hour before curtain.

 

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.

“Hope With Roots: Three Old Ladies, Tough And Wise”in Middlebury. Friday, May 12, 7:30 p.m. Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse, Exchange St. Theatre Group, Ltd. presents three short one-woman plays about keeping one’s heart open in hard times. Stephanie Gallas brings to life one very contemporary woman, Deb Gwinn imagines one who lived several thousand years before our own time, and Deborah Lubar conjures another feisty lady from thousands upon thousands upon thousands of years before that. Directed by Marianne Lust. Tickets: $10 — online only at VermontCoffeeCompany.com or at the door. Seating is limited. Doors and the Café next door open one half hour before curtain.

 

Saturday, May 13

Rummage and food sale in Shoreham.Saturday, May 13, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Shoreham Congregational Church, 28 School Rd. Get bargains in clothes, household items, and good food. Starting at noon, attendees can fill a bag with anything except food for only $4. For more information call Jeri at 897-8591.

Chronic disease management workshop in Middlebury. Saturday, May 13, 9:30 a.m.- noon, The Residence at Otter Creek. Free healthier living workshop for people living with a chronic disease such as arthritis, diabetes, cancer, obesity or heart disease. Registration is required. Contact Connie Leach at 388-1220 or [email protected].

Young Adventurers Club hike in Monkton. Saturday, May 13, Willowell Foundation. The hike’s theme will be “Finding Fairies.” While the pace is geared towards 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 [email protected]. For other events and activities visit www.gmcbreadloaf.org.

Paddle Little Otter Creek in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, May 13. Canoe and/or kayak on Little Otter Creek. Moderate paddling on flat water. Bring your own canoe or kayak, paddles, and required PFD. Contact Ivor Hughes at [email protected] or at 802-453-4412. For other events and activities visit www.gmcbreadloaf.org.

Farnsworth Museum visit in New Haven.May 13, 2-4 p.m., Farnsworth Museum, North St. Join the Ferrisburgh Historical Society as they visit the museum of local resident, Ralph Farnsworth. See a vast collection of, as Farnsworth says,  “ . . . everything — or, to be more specific, anything old.” A carpool will meet at the Ferrisburgh Historical Society on Route 7 at 1:30. For more info, call Gail at 425-4505.

Roast pork supper in Vergennes.Saturday, May 13, 5-6:30 p.m., Vergennes United Methodist Church, Main St., across from the Vergennes Opera House. The buffet-style menu includes roast pork, mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetable, applesauce, roll, dessert and beverage. Adults $9/Children:$5. Take out is available. For information call  877-3150.

“Hope With Roots: Three Old Ladies, Tough And Wise”in Middlebury. Saturday, May 13, 7:30 p.m. Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse, Exchange St. Theatre Group, Ltd. presents three short one-woman plays about keeping one’s heart open in hard times. Stephanie Gallas brings to life one very contemporary woman, Deb Gwinn imagines one who lived several thousand years before our own time, and Deborah Lubar conjures another feisty lady from thousands upon thousands upon thousands of years before that. Directed by Marianne Lust. Tickets: $10 — online only at VermontCoffeeCompany.com or at the door. Seating is limited. Doors and the Café next door open one half hour before curtain.

 

Sunday, May 14

Green Mountain Bicycle Club ride in Vergennes.Sunday, May 14, meet at 9:45 a.m., Vergennes Union High School, Monkton Road, east parking lot. The Vergennes Voyager is an easy 26-mile rolling or a easy/moderate 39-mile flat to rolling rural ride running along Otter Creek to Middlebury for a bakery stop. The longer ride rolls out by Kingsland Bay State Park before heading south to Middlebury. There are no big hills on this ride. For information contact leader John Bertelsen at 864-0101 or email [email protected] or co-leader/social ride leader, Karla Ferrelli at 864-0101 or email, [email protected].

“Hope With Roots: Three Old Ladies, Tough And Wise”in Middlebury. Sunday, May 14, 3 p.m. Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse, Exchange St. Theatre Group, Ltd. presents three short one-woman plays about keeping one’s heart open in hard times. Stephanie Gallas brings to life one very contemporary woman, Deb Gwinn imagines one who lived several thousand years before our own time, and Deborah Lubar conjures another feisty lady from thousands upon thousands upon thousands of years before that. Directed by Marianne Lust. Tickets: $10 — online only at VermontCoffeeCompany.com or at the door. Seating is limited. Doors and the Café next door open one half hour before curtain.

 

Wednesday, May 17

Writing workshop in Middlebury. Wednesday, May 17, 6 p.m., Ilsley Public Library Community Room. The Middlebury Chapter of the Burlington Writers Workshop will meet to read and comment on each others’ work in an MFA-style workshop. All writers in all genres are welcome. More info at www.burlingtonwritersworkshop.com/our-workshops/middlebury.

 

Thursday, May 18,

Spring peepers pig roast and silent auction in Cornwall. Thursday, May 18, 5:30-9 p.m., Jackson residence, 1301 Cider Mill Rd. Held to benefit The Parent Child Center. Come enjoy great food and drink at a family feast. Modern Times Theater Comedy will entertain. Excellent silent auction items also on offer. For info and tickets, call 802-388-3171.

 

Friday, May 19

Table of Grace free meal in Vergennes. Friday, May 19, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church. The menu will include meatloaf, potatoes, gravy, vegetable and dessert. Come and bring your friends. Free.

Fly fishing for women in New Haven.Friday, May 19, 6:30-8p.m., Lincoln Peak Vineyard. The New Haven River Anglers Association (NHRAA) invites women interested in learning how to fly fish to sign up for the “Women in Waders” fly fishing program sponsored by the New Haven River Anglers Association. On Saturday morning, May 20, anglers will meet at Sycamore Park on the New Haven River at 8 a.m., where participants will be guided on fishing and reading the river by NHRAA members. Lunch at the park provided by the NHRAA. All equipment will be provided as necessary. Participants are responsible for obtaining a 2017 State of Vermont Fishing license. Register by calling Craig Zondag at 453-7237. Space is limited to 12.

The Sublime and the Mellifluous in Middlebury. Friday, May 19, 7:30 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society. Capital City Concerts presents The Sublime and the Mellifluous 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.

 

Saturday, May 20

Champlain Bridge Run in Crown Point, N.Y.Saturday May 20, 10 a.m., Crown Point State Historic Site. Packet pick-up and registration on race day, 8:30-9:45 a.m. or register in advance by mailing registration forms to: Nancy Ockrin, P. O. Box 33, Crown Point, NY 12928 Online registration and registration forms available online at www.lachute.us. Registration $20 until May 1 and $25 thereafter, $10 for children 17 and under.

Chronic disease management workshop in Middlebury. Saturday, May 20, 9:30 a.m.- noon, The Residence at Otter Creek. Free healthier living workshop for people living with a chronic disease such as arthritis, diabetes, cancer, obesity or heart disease. Registration is required. Contact Christine Serfozo at 388-8860 or [email protected].

Cooley Glen trail hike in Lincoln. Saturday, May 20. This is a moderate 6.5 mile round trip with an elevation gain of approximately 1,500 feet. Hike upstream on an old wood road along the New Haven River that gradually climbs away from the river and ascends steeply on a trail to junction with the Long Trail. This is a dog friendly hike. Contact Mike Greenwood at [email protected], or at 802-349-5653 or Anne Christie at [email protected] or 802-388-4347. For other events and activities visit www.gmcbreadloaf.org.

First Annual Human Powered Parade in Bristol. Saturday May 20, Bristol Skate Park. Celebrate all things human-powered with a decorated bikes and vitality-themed floats.Decorate your own bikes or create a vitality float. Event opens with a BMX show and ends an hour later with a party. For more info contact Melanie Kessler at 802 385-1039 or by email at [email protected].

 

Sunday May 21

Meet the Singers reception in Middlebury.Sunday, May 21, 5 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society. Join the Opera Company of Middlebury for its annual Meet the Singers reception and meet the cast of talented professionals for this season’s production of Puccini’s “Il Trittico.” Get to know the singers over drinks and hors d’oeuvres and then settle back to enjoy their favorite arias. Space is limited. Appetizers and performance $35. Cash Bar. Tickets available at the Town Hall Theater on line at www.townhalltheater.org, by telephone at 802-382-9222 or in person at the box office.

 

Saturday, May 27

Chronic disease management workshop in Middlebury. Saturday, May 27, 9:30 a.m.- noon, The Residence at Otter Creek. Free healthier living workshop for people living with a chronic disease such as arthritis, diabetes, cancer, obesity or heart disease. Registration is required. Contact Connie Leach at 388-1220 or [email protected].

 

Wednesday, May 31

Writing workshop in Middlebury. Wednesday, May 31, 6 p.m., Ilsley Public Library Community Room. The Middlebury Chapter of the Burlington Writers Workshop will meet to read and comment on each others’ work in an MFA-style workshop. All writers in all genres are welcome. More info at www.burlingtonwritersworkshop.com/our-workshops/middlebury.

 

Friday, June 2

Puccini’s “Il Trittico” in Middlebury.Friday, June 2, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater. The Opera Company of Middlebury, now in its 14th season, will stage a trio of one act operas by Giacomo Puccini. The cast of professional singers will be directed by Douglas Anderson and the orchestra will be conducted by guest conductor Michael Sakir. Tickets are $55-$80 are available on line at www.townhalltheater.org, by telephone at 802-382-9222 or in person at the Town Hall Theater Box Office. Pre-performance talks one hour prior to curtain at the Memorial Baptist Church. For further information, [email protected] or at the OCM web site www.ocmvermont.org.

 

Sunday, June 4

Puccini’s “Il Trittico” in Middlebury.Matinee, Sunday, June 4, 2:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater. The Opera Company of Middlebury, now in its 14th season, will stage a trio of one act operas by Giacomo Puccini. The cast of professional singers will be directed by Douglas Anderson and the orchestra will be conducted by guest conductor Michael Sakir. Tickets are $55-$80 and are available on line at www.townhalltheater.org, by telephone at 802-382-9222 or in person at the Town Hall Theater Box Office. Pre-performance talks one hour prior to curtain at the Memorial Baptist Church. For further information, [email protected] or at the OCM web site www.ocmvermont.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.

 

Thursday, June 8

Puccini’s “Il Trittico” in Middlebury.Thursday, June 8, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater. The Opera Company of Middlebury, now in its 14th season, will stage a trio of one act operas by Giacomo Puccini. The cast of professional singers will be directed by Douglas Anderson and the orchestra will be conducted by guest conductor Michael Sakir. Tickets $55-$80 are available on line at www.townhalltheater.org, by telephone at 802-382-9222 or in person at the Town Hall Theater Box Office. Pre-performance talks one hour prior to curtain at the Memorial Baptist Church. For further information, [email protected] or at the OCM web site www.ocmvermont.org.

 

Saturday, June 10

Puccini’s “Il Trittico” in Middlebury.Saturday, June 10, 7:30 p.m. Town Hall Theater. The Opera Company of Middlebury, now in its 14th season, will stage a trio of one act operas by Giacomo Puccini. The cast of professional singers will be directed by Douglas Anderson and the orchestra will be conducted by guest conductor Michael Sakir. Tickets are $55-$80 and are available on line at www.townhalltheater.org, by telephone at 802-382-9222 or in person at the Town Hall Theater Box Office. Pre-performance talks one hour prior to curtain at the Memorial Baptist Church. For further information, [email protected] or at the OCM web site www.ocmvermont.org.

 

Saturday, June 17

Pocock Rocks in Bristol.Saturday, June 17, all day, Main St. The Pocock Rocks Music Festival and Street Fair returns this year and promises to be an exciting day for everyone involved!

Craft show & silent auction benefit in Middlebury. Saturday, June 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Middlebury VFW. A benefit for 7-month-old Jase Allen and his family, Jase needs hernia and heart surgery in Boston. This benefit is to help raise funds to afford Jase’s surgeries. For more info, contact Lorriane Smith at 802-309-7918.

 

Friday, June 23

Table of Grace free meal in Vergennes. Friday, June 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church. The menu will include cold salads, bread and dessert. Come and bring your friends. Free.

 

Saturday, June 24

Cyndy Bittinger in Ripton. Saturday, June 24, 2 p.m., Ripton Community Church. Bittinger will give a talk, “Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History: The Stories of Brave Vermont Women Who Did.” Sponsored by the Ripton Historical Society.

 

Friday, June 30

Point Counterpoint Chamber Players in Salisbury. Friday, June 30, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Meeting House. The opening concert of the 38th Summer Performance Series in Salisbury.

 

Saturday, July 1

Vermont Gran Fondo in Middlebury. Saturday, July 1, 8 a.m.-6 p.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.

 

Friday, July 7

O’Hanleigh in Salisbury. Friday, June 7, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Meeting House. Vocal and instrumental music of Irish America. Part of the Salisbury Summer Performance Series

 

Saturday, July 8

Peasant Market in Middlebury. Saturday, July 8, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., on the Green. A local favorite. Come and find some treasures. Proceeds benefit area non-profits and service organizations.

 

Friday, July 21

Atlantic Crossing in Salisbury. Friday, July 21, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Meeting House. Vocal and Instrumental music of New England, Quebec, Maritime America and the British Isles. Part of the Salisbury Summer Performance Series.

 

Friday, July 28

Table of Grace free meal in Vergennes. Friday, July 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church. The menu will include cold ham, salads, bread and dessert. Come and bring your friends. Free.

Annemieke McLane in Salisbury. Friday, July 28, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Meeting House. Piano Music by Couperin, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Schumann, Grieg, Debussy et. al. Part of the Salisbury Summer Performance Series.

 

Friday, Aug. 4

Va-et-Vient in Salisbury. Friday, Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m. Salisbury Meeting House. Quebequois, French and Cajun vocal in instrumental music. Part of the Salisbury Summer Performance Series.

 

Sunday, Aug. 6

10th Annual Tour de Farms in Bristol. Sunday, Aug. 6, all day. A 30-mile biking farm tour to raise funds for ACORN. The tour will by followed by the Tour de Farms After Party. Open to the public with live music, dancing and local food and beverages from across Addison County. For more info, visit the www.acornvt.org/tourdefarms/ or email [email protected]

 

Friday, Aug. 11

Point Counterpoint Chamber Players in Salisbury. Friday, Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Meeting House. Final Concert in the Salisbury Summer Performance Series.

 

Friday, Aug. 25

Table of Grace free meal in Vergennes. Friday, Aug. 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church. The menu will include hamburgers, hotdogs, potato salad, broccoli salad and dessert. Come and bring your friends. Free.

 

Friday, Sept. 22

Table of Grace free meal in Vergennes. Friday, Sept. 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church. The menu will include chicken and biscuits, stuffing, vegetable, cranberry sauce and dessert. Come and bring your friends. Free.

 

Friday, Oct. 27

Table of Grace free meal in Vergennes. Friday, Oct. 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church. The menu will include roast pork, scalloped potatoes, applesauce, vegetable and dessert. Come and bring your friends. Free.

 

Friday, Nov. 17

Table of Grace free meal in Vergennes. Friday, Nov. 17, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church. The menu will include meatloaf, potatoes, gravy, vegetable and dessert. Come and bring your friends. Free.

 

 

LIVE MUSIC

Starline Rhythm Boys in Middlebury. Friday, April 28, 6 p.m. Two Brothers Tavern.

Erin Cassells-Brown Trio in Middlebury. Friday April 28, 7:30 p.m., 51 Main.

Root 7 in Middlebury. Saturday April 29, 6 p.m., 51 Main.

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, [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. 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 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 [email protected]. Info: 453-3678 or www.bristolskatepark.com.

LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer). Youth support group meets Monday nights, 4-6 p.m., Turning Point Center, Marble Works, 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.

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: [email protected] 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 [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: 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: [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, 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 [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 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 [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 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, 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 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 [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 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 Turning Point 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 [email protected].

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, [email protected]; 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. 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 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 Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30-9:30 a.m., EastView at Middlebury, Community Room. $5 per class. Open to the public.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Narcotics Anonymous Road to Recovery Group. Middlebury. 6 p.m. The Turning Point Center 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 [email protected].

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

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

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

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

PTSD Support Group in Middlebury. Monday, starting Aug. 16, 5:30 p.m., Turning Point Center 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 [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. 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.

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.

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

Tai Chi for beginners with Susan Mock. Mondays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Eastview in Middlebury, April 24-July 24. No class 5/29 or 7/3.

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 Turning Point Center in the Marble Works.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 [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, 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, [email protected] or www.artonmain.net.

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 May 3 – June 27, Fish, Fowl & Flowers: Woodcarving & Photography.”

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 May 5 – July 2: “Splash of Color.”

Creative Space Gallery and Sean Dye Studio. 214 Main St., Vergennes. 877-3850 or www.creativespacegallery.org. On exhibit March 24-May 14: “Glass Art: Molten Color and Frozen Forms.”

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.

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. Through May 13: “Focus on the Sheldon: A Five-Point Perspective.”

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.”

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 April 7–May 11: Fred Lower Paintings.

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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