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Monday, Jan. 14

FAFSA workshop on Middlebury. Monday, Jan. 14, 4:30 p.m., Library, Middlebury Union High School, 73 Charles Ave. The MUHS guidance team will be hosting Carrie Harlow of VSAC for those students who plan to attend college in the fall of 2019 and who have not yet filled out the FAFSA form. More info contact the MUHS Guidance Dept.

“The Invisible Organ: The Missing Piece in Health and Longevity” on screen in Bristol. Monday, Jan. 14, 6-7:30 p.m., BFit, 14 School St. Come see this free screening of the first of nine videos in the series “The Power to Heal from Within.” The film introduces the human microbiome and the pathway to better health and wellness. Learn how the microbiome, our own internal ecosystem of beneficial bacteria, fungi and viruses, work to fight diabetes, Parkinson’s, autism and many other prevalent diseases.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 15

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. SASH Program 10:00 a.m. — Decluttering! Indoor Yard Sale, bring small items to sell. Meal served at noon of roast turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, winter squash, wheat roll and pumpkin pudding. Bring your own place setting. 72 hours advanced notice required. $5 suggested donation. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Polarized politics discussion in Middlebury. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 12:45-2 p.m., Robert A. Jones Conference Room, 148 Hillcrest Rd. Former Tennessee Democrat Governor Phil Bredesen will join former Vermont Republican Governor Jim Douglas to discuss the state of polarized politics in the United States. Middlebury College Professor Matthew Dickinson will moderate. Open to the public.

Book talk in Brandon. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m., Brandon Public Library, 4 Franklin St. Meet and discuss “A Separate Peace” by John Knowles.

Addison County 4-H Foundation annual meeting in Middlebury. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m., UVM Extension office, Pond Ln. More info contact Martha Seifert at 802-388-4969.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 16

Age Well senior luncheon in Middlebury. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 11:15 a.m., Middlebury Rec Center, 154 Creek Rd. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. for TBD program. Meal served at noon of baked cheese lasagna roulettes with marinara sauce, spinach, wheat bread and pineapple chunks. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

 

Thursday, Jan. 17

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, Jan. 17, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Senior fraud prevention class – Don’t be a Scam Victim! Part 1 at 11:15 a.m. Meal served at noon of pork chops with pineapple sauce, mashed sweet potatoes, green beans, wheat bread and carrot cake with icing. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

A Walk in their Shoes: Dementia Simulation in Middlebury. Thursday, Jan. 17, 4-5 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Join in an experience designed to broaden understanding of how it feels to manage the many challenges dementia presents. Be guided through the challenges of compromised vision, hearing and dexterity which all affect cognition. Free, fully accessible and open to the public. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected].

FAFSA workshop in Vergennes. Thursday, Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m., Vergennes Union High School, 50 Monkton Rd. Join the VUHS Guidance Department when they host a representative from VSAC for a FAFSA Forms Night at VUHS. The session is designed to assist parents in the process of completing and submitting the FAFSA and Vermont Grant Application online. More info contact the VUHS Guidance Dept.

 

Friday, Jan. 18

“Shakespeare and the Sea” lecture in Middlebury. Friday, Jan. 18, 3 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. William Shakespeare lived in an archipelago surrounded by waters teeming with fish. In this talk Daniel Brayton, author of the award-winning book “Shakespeare’s Ocean: An Ecocritical Exploration,” will explore the many meanings of marine life in Shakespearean drama. Free, fully accessible and open to all. Handicap accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected].

Knights in Italy spaghetti dinner in Bristol. Friday, Jan. 18, 5-7 p.m., St. Ambrose Parish Hall, 11 School St. Menu includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti with sauce, garlic bread, salad, beverages, and dessert. All proceeds will go toward furthering the Knights' of Columbus mission of aiding the community in a variety of ways, from Coats for Kids to the Special Olympics. Tickets $10 adults/$5 children 12 and under/and $25 family. Fully accessible.

Mark Padmore, Tenor; Paul Lewis, Piano in Middlebury. Friday, Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Come hear this art song “dream team” (New York Times) of British tenor Mark Padmore and compatriot pianist Paul Lewis when they perform a program of German lieder, including selections by Brahms, Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder, and Schumann’s Dichterliebe. Reserved seating. Tickets $30 Public/$25 Midd ID holders/$10 Youth/$6 Midd students. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Saturday, Jan. 19

Winter breakfast in Shoreham. Saturday, Jan. 19, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Shoreham Congregational Church, 28 School Rd. Enjoy blueberry pancakes with VT maple syrup, French toast, sausage, home fries, quiche, beverages and more as you chat with your neighbors and friends. Tickets $8 adults/$4 children/$20 families. Bring a non-perishable item for the Food Shelf to help replenish their supplies.

Green Mountain Club hike or snowshoe in Ripton. Saturday, Jan. 19. A moderate 5.2 mile hike or snowshoe up to the ridge on switchbacks for a gradual ascent to Skylight Pond and Skyline Lodge. Lunch at the Lodge. Optional short spur trail for a great western overlook. This is a dog friendly hike. More info contact Wendy Warren at [email protected] or 802-382-7112. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Winter wildlife tracking in Middlebury. Saturday, Jan. 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Trail Around Middlebury — meet up location depends on weather conditions. Join MALT Educator Mo Bissonnette for a day-long exploration of Wright Park’s winter woods through the eyes of deer, coyote, otter, fisher, foxes, and other winter residents. Register at https://bit.ly/2LYjbI9. More info at [email protected] or 802-388-1007.

Teen book swap and café in Middlebury. Saturday, Jan. 19, 1-3 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Bored with your bookshelf? Come trade your old titles for new! Eat treats, talk books with other teens, and relax.

“Burning” on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, Jan. 19, 3 and 8 p.m., Dana Auditorium, 356 College St. An introverted young man, Jongsu, finds romantic interest in a young woman from his past, Haemi. One day she returns from a trip with Ben, a wealthy and sophisticated young man. When Haemi disappears, Jongsu becomes suspicious of Ben and his mysterious hobby. Winner: FIPRESCI prize at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. In Korean and English with English subtitles. Free.

Bingo in Vergennes. Saturday, Jan. 19, 5:30-8 p.m., St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 85 South Maple St. Door open at 5:30 p.m., bingo starts at 6 p.m. All cash prizes. 50/50 raffle. Refreshments sold. All proceeds benefit the on-going efforts for cemetery improvements.

King Pede Card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Jan. 19, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Town Hall and Community Center, Route 7. The evening begins with a sandwich supper and then on to the games. King Pede is a unique game that involves “trick-taking” techniques such as in Hearts and Spades or Pitch. A game of fun and skill. Come prepared to use your strategic thinking.

Last Train to Zinkov in Brandon. Saturday, Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. David and Nathan Gusakov, father and son, play original songs and old tunes about the beauty and peace of home, of delight and sadness and the wild human emotions inherent in living and dying. Concert tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner is available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info call 802-247-4295 or e-mail [email protected].

 

Sunday, Jan. 20

All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast in Addison. Sunday, Jan. 20, 7-11 a.m., Addison Fire Station, junction Routes 17 and 22A. Menu includes plain and blueberry pancakes, sausage, bacon, home fries, coffee, hot chocolate, and orange juice. Tickets $6 adults/$4 kids under 12. All proceeds will be used to purchase equipment for the Addison Volunteer Fire Department. More info at 802-759-2237.

Pancake breakfast fundraiser in Goshen. Sunday, Jan. 20, 9:30-11 a.m., Blueberry Hill Outdoor Center, 1245 Goshen-Ripton Rd. Help the outdoor center raise funds for trail and center maintenance with a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, apples, Goshen maple syrup, coffee and hot chocolate, and enjoy a day of skiing or snowshoeing. Suggested minimum donation $15 adults/$7 kids 10 and under. Reservations requested for groups of 6 or more. More info at 802-247-6735.

Champlain Valley Fiddlers in Middlebury. Sunday, Jan. 20, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., VFW, 530 Exchange St. Jam session begins at 11 a.m. with music and dancing to follow. Refreshments available. All fiddlers welcome. Donation $3.

Barry and Jennifer Kohen perform in Middlebury. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Part of The Residence’s Sunday Music Series. Free, fully accessible and open to all. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected].

350Vermont Mother-Up meet-up in Middlebury. Sunday, Jan. 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Middlebury Rec Center, 154 Creek Rd. Dinner and discussion about organizing for a plastic bag ban in Middlebury. A vegetarian meal and childcare for ages 8 and under provided.

Community potluck, dance and sing in Bristol. Sunday, Jan. 20, 6-8 p.m., Holley Hall. Come honor Martin Luther King Jr. by dancing with each other, feeding each other and singing your favorite freedom song or spiritual. Dance to live West African drumming from 6-6:30 p.m. Bring extra food to share with others and utensils and plates. Free. More info contact [email protected].

 

Monday, Jan. 21

MLK Day drop-in events in Middlebury. Monday, Jan. 21, 2:30-4 p.m., Ilsley Public Library and Addison Central Teens. Listen to books about previous and current civil right movements and participate in arts and crafts activities with Middlebury College students. Activity stations designed for preschoolers through 6th graders. For teens, come to Addison Central Teens at 77 Mary Hogan Dr. and participate in a collage art project honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. All teens welcome.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 22

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal served at noon of chicken and biscuit, broccoli florets, mixed beans and pineapple upside down cake with cream. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Blind and visually impaired informational session in Middlebury. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 1 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. The Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired host this session. All are welcome at this outreach event discussing tools and techniques for those with visual impairments. Free, fully accessible and open to all. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected].

“Roll Red Roll” on screen in Middlebury. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 7-8 p.m., Axinn Center at Starr Library, Old Chapel Rd. This documentary about sexual assault in Steubenville, Ohio will be screened as part of “Beyond #MeToo: Global Responses to Sexual Violence in an Age of Reckoning,” a conference organized by Middlebury College students in collaboration with the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 23

Age Well senior luncheon in Shoreham. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 11 a.m., Halfway House, Route 22A. Doors open and meal served at 11 a.m. until all are served. Meal includes soup and sandwich of the day, coleslaw and dessert. 72 hours advanced notice required, call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

“Beyond #MeToo: Global Responses to Sexual Violence in an Age of Reckoning” lecture in Middlebury. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2-5:30 p.m., Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room, 148 Hillcrest Rd. Professor Janet Johnson of Brooklyn College, CUNY will deliver a lecture on Russian women’s ambivalence to claim sexual autonomy. Tina Escaja, Director of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Vermont will follow Johnson with “#Cuéntalo: Black Moon/Luna Morada and the #MeToo Movement en Español.”

“Alzheimer’s Association Education Series: Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body” in Middlebury. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Learn how through research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, science provides insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Free, fully accessible and open to the public. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected].

Thomas Christopher Greene in Middlebury. Wednesday, January 23, 7 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. Greene, Montpelier author and founding president of Vermont College of Fine Arts, will read from and discuss his latest novel “The Perfect Liar.” Greene is the author of five critically acclaimed novels including “Mirror Lake” and “The Headmaster's Wife.” His fiction has been translated into thirteen languages and has won many awards and honors.

“UN Sex Abuse Scandal” on screen in Middlebury. Thursday, Jan. 23, 7-8 p.m., Room 232, Axinn Center at Starr Library, Old Chapel Rd. A continuation of the Beyond #MeToo Conference, this Frontline documentary explores abuses of power in the UN Peacekeeping Force. A discussion facilitated by Sarah Stroup, Associate Professor of Political Science at Middlebury College will follow the screening.

 

Thursday, Jan. 24

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, Jan. 24, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Senior fraud prevention class — Don’t be a Scam Victim! Part 2 at 11:15 a.m. Meal served at noon of meatloaf, brown gravy, red potatoes with cheddar cheese, winter mixed vegetables, wheat bread and date bar. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

“Beyond #MeToo: Global Responses to Sexual Violence in an Age of Reckoning” lecture in Middlebury. Thursday, Jan. 24, 3-4:30 p.m., Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room, 148 Hillcrest  Rd. Professor Rangita de Silva de Alwis of the University of Pennsylvania Law School will present on the gaps and inconsistencies of international legal proceedings regarding sexual violence.

One World Library Project – Middlingo in Bristol. Thursday, Jan. 24, 6-7:30 p.m., Lawrence Memorial Library, 40 North St. Come hear Middlingo founders Joanna Doria and May Poduschnik talk about teaching Chinese to local youth. Chinese cultural activities for kids during the program. Free.

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section annual meeting and presentation in Middlebury. Thursday, Jan. 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. Following the business portion the meeting, at 7:30 p.m., the Harrington and McIntosh families of Ripton will present “Short Legs, Long Trail:  Four Summers on the Long Trail,” describing how their two families decided to try backpacking together.

 

Friday, Jan. 25

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

“Warrior Work: Show Up. Tell the Truth” dance performance in Middlebury. Friday, Jan. 25, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Dance Theater, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Warrior Work results from research by the Dance Company of Middlebury teaching and performing in a variety of communities, using dance as a platform for personal truth telling and bridge building Tickets: $15 public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 youth/$6 Midd students.

 

Saturday, Jan. 26

Green Mountain Club hike or snowshoe in Middlebury. Saturday, Jan. 26. A moderately difficult hike to Abbey Pond — about 4.5 miles round trip with an elevation gain of 1160 feet (1000 feet in the first mile). Trail ends at Abbey Pond, a quiet wilderness pond with an unobstructed view across the pond of Robert Frost Mt. More info contact Ivor Hughes at [email protected] or 802-453-4412. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

“Hale County This Morning, This Evening” on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, Jan. 26, 3 and 8 p.m., Dana Auditorium, 356 College St. This directorial debut by RaMell Ross looks at the lives of Daniel Collins and Quincy Bryant, two young African American men from rural Hale County, Alabama, over the course of five years. Experience the mundane and monumental, birth and death, the quotidian and the sublime, all combining to communicate the region’s deep culture and provide glimpses of the complex ways the African American community’s collective image is integrated into America’s visual imagination. Free.

Weybridge Elementary School fundraiser in Middlebury. Saturday, Jan. 26, 5-9 p.m., Notte Neapolitan Pizza Bar, 86 Main St. An evening of food, music and raffle drawings in support of the Friends of Weybridge Elementary School. Live music by the Horse Traders and raffle drawing for painting by local artist Jill Madden and a pair of lift tickets at Stowe. Notte will donate 10 percent of all proceeds from the night to the FOWE. More info contact [email protected].

“Warrior Work: Show Up. Tell the Truth” dance performance in Middlebury. Saturday, Jan. 26, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Dance Theater, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Warrior Work results from research by the Dance Company of Middlebury teaching and performing in a variety of communities, using dance as a platform for personal truth telling and bridge building Tickets: $15 public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 youth/$6 Midd students.

Tom Cleary and Jamie Masefield perform in Bristol. Saturday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m., Walkover Gallery, 15 Main St. A special evening with two longtime Burlington jazz musicians ?who will take the piano and mandolin to a diverse field of musical settings from Classical composer Samuel Barber to jazz heroes like Horace Silver and Ralph Towner and then to more pastoral landscapes from the likes of Neil Young as well as originals. Tickets $15 advance/$20 day of show.

 

Sunday, Jan. 27

Olin C. Robison celebration of life service in Middlebury. Sunday, Jan. 27, 1 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. A service to honor Olin C. Robison, President Emeritus of Middlebury College. Speakers include President Laurie Patton, President Emeritus John McCardell, Jr., and former Chaplain John Walsh. Musical performances by Diana Fanning and the Middlebury College Choir. Special guests include Bill D. Moyers and Dr. Ernest Bates. A reception will follow in the Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Woodchucks’ Revenge in Middlebury. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Formed in front of the fire on a winter's night in 1990, Woodchucks' Revenge is three friends who have combined their lifelong love of music to offer an eclectic and refreshing mix of traditional and contemporary folksongs played with spirit and an old time country sensibility. Part of The Residence’s Sunday Music Series. Free, fully accessible and open to the public. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected].

“Leveling the Playing Field: Interrupting Patterns of Privilege,” in Middlebury. Sunday, Jan. 27, 3-5 p.m., Congregational Church of Middlebury, 2 Main St. Join Debby Irving, racial justice educator and author of “Waking Up White,” when she presents the first of two community workshops on the challenging, but all-too-essential, topic of white privilege.

 

Monday, Jan. 28

Legislative Breakfast in Bridport. Monday, Jan. 28, Bridport Grange Hall, Route 22A and 125. Talk with local legislators over a breakfast. Purchase of breakfast not required to attend but helps defray the cost of opening the hall.

Veterans Luncheon in Middlebury. Monday, Jan. 28, 1 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Calling all Veterans to come for a monthly complimentary luncheon, as we serve those who have served as a way of sharing our thanks. Come meet other Veterans and friends and enjoy a delicious Free, fully accessible and open to all Veterans. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected].

 

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, Jan. 29, Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal served at noon of chicken cordon bleu with white sauce, mashed yams, green beans, wheat dinner roll and apple. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Introduction to Feldenkrais method in Middlebury. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 4-5 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Feel greater ease and vitality. Rediscover lost abilities. Act with precision & strength. Move from pain to pleasure. Gentle, mindful movement taught by Mischul, a somatic educator with 45 years’ experience. Free, fully accessible and open to all. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected].

 

Wednesday, Jan. 30

“The End of TV” in Middlebury. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m., Wright Memorial Theatre, 96 Chateau Rd. Using vintage overhead projectors, multiple screens, puppets, actors, live-feed cameras, multichannel sound design, and a live music ensemble, Manual Cinema transforms the experience of attending the movies into an immersive event created right before your eyes. Tickets $22 adults/$16 Middlebury College faculty, staff, emeriti, and alumni/$10 youth/$6 for Middlebury College students, available at 802-443-MIDD (6433) or middlebury.edu/arts/tickets.

 

Thursday, Jan. 31

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, Jan. 31, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Senior fraud prevention class — Don’t be a Scam Victim! Part 3 at 11:15 a.m. Meal served at noon of Italian chicken fingers with BBQ sauce, rice with peas, pearl onions and carrots, broccoli florets, wheat dinner roll and applesauce. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

American Red Cross blood donation in Middlebury. Thursday, Jan. 31, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Middlebury College, 58 Hepburn Rd.

 

Saturday, Feb. 2

Green Mountain Club hike or snowshoe in Shelburne. Saturday, Feb. 2, Shelburne Farms. Walk or snowshoe the Farm Trail from the Welcome Center. About 4.5 miles. More info, including meeting time, contact leader Ruth Penfield at 802-388-5407 or [email protected]. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

“Carmen” live in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 2, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José in the MET production. Tickets $24 (+$2 preservation fee)/$10 students (+1 preservation fee), available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

Chelsea Berry live in Brandon. Saturday, Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. As a vocalist and performer, Berry evokes the style of artists such as Cheryl Crow, Eva Cassidy, KD Lang, and Melissa Etheridge. Concert tickets are $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for shows. Venue is BYOB. More info at 802-247-4295 or [email protected].

 

Monday, Feb. 4

Legislative Breakfast in Vergennes. Monday, Feb. 4, 7-8:45, St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 85 S. Maple St. Talk with local legislators over a breakfast. Purchase of breakfast not required to attend but helps defray the cost of opening the hall.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 6

“What You Didn’t Know about Evangelicalism” in Middlebury. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Most Americans associate evangelicals with the hard-right precincts of the Republican Party. But as Dartmouth religion professor Randall Balmer explains, evangelicalism in America has a much longer and more complex history, including a distinguished pedigree of working for progressive reforms. What happened? Part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series.

 

Saturday, Feb. 9

Green Mountain Club hike or snowshoe in Weybridge. Saturday, Feb. 9, Otter Creek Gorge. Walk or snowshoe the TAM Otter Creek Gorge loop. 2.4 miles through varied terrain, both marshy and wood. More info at gmcbreadloaf.org.

A celebration of Vermont poetry and poets in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 9, 4 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. Middlebury area poets featured in the second edition of “Roads Taken, Contemporary Vermont Poetry,” will read selections of their work, including Dede Cummings, Chard deNiord, Karin Gottshall, Syd Lea, Gary Margolis, Julia Shipley and Bianca Stone.

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

LC Jazz Winter Thaw concert in Vergennes. Saturday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 2120 Main St. Free community concert with this group of more than 20 musicians who have been playing together for more than 26 years, raising and donating thousands of dollars to area students to pursue their musical education. Taking donations at the door. Doors and cash bar provided by Bar Antidote open at 6:30pm.

 

Sunday, Feb. 10

“Silas Towler: Rokeby Papers” in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2-3 p.m., Ferrisburgh Community Center, 3729 U.S. Route 7. Local historian Silas Towler will share stories discovered through old town records and papers given to the Historical Society by Rokeby Museum. Free and open to the public.

 

Monday, Feb. 11

Legislative Breakfast in Bristol. Monday, Feb. 11, 7-8:45, Bristol American Legion, Airport Rd. Talk with local legislators over breakfast. Purchase of breakfast not required to attend but helps defray the cost of opening the hall.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 13

“Young Picasso” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. What made Picasso in the first place? The film takes a look at Picasso’s early years — the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements. Tickets $13 adults/$8 student (includes $1 preservation fee) available at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Thursday, Feb. 14

“Antarctica Birding Adventure” in Middlebury. Thursday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library. For the first lecture in Otter Creek Audubon’s 2019 Cabin Fever Lecture Series, join Gary and Kathy Starr for a presentation of their birding adventure in Argentina, the Falklands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula. The locations, history, wildlife and birds are all outstanding and many are captured with Gary's photographs. All are welcome.

 

Saturday, Feb. 16

Green Mountain Club hike or snowshoe in Essex County, N.Y. Saturday, Feb. 16, Treadway Mountain, Pharoah Lake Wilderness. A moderate hike, 3.3 miles one way (6.6 miles round trip). Elevation gain 1,100 ft., crosses the frozen pond to Treadway trail and goes up from Putnam Pond State Campsite to great views at the open rocky summit, elevation 2240 ft. Begins with an easy walk that then climbs to summit. Views of Pharoah Lake. Carpooling from the Crown Point Bridge arranged. Call or email leader Barry Francis at 802-349-9206 or [email protected] for start time and carpooling. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

 

Sunday, Feb. 17

“What They Had” on screen in Middlebury. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. In this potent and touching drama, Bridget returns home at her brother Nick’s urging to deal with her ailing mother and her father’s stubborn reluctance to let go of their life together. Featuring exceptional performances from Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Blythe Danner and Robert Forster, director Elizabeth Chomko’s debut feature is very sure handed. The latest installment of the MNFF Winter Screening Series. Tickets $13.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 19

Book talk in Brandon. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m., Brandon Public Library, 4 Franklin St. Meet and discuss “Midwives” by Chris Bohjalian.

 

Thursday, Feb. 21

Green Mountain Club Taylor Outdoor Adventure Series in Middlebury. Thursday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. Come hear speakers Jeff and Diane Munroe of Middlebury when they present “From Gletscher to Gipfelkreuze: Exploring the natural and cultural landscapes of the Alps.” More info contact Ruth Penfield at 802-388-5407 or [email protected]. Light refreshments. Accessible parking at Middlebury Union High School. Free admission. Voluntary donations will benefit the GMC’s Education Fund. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

 

Saturday, Feb. 23

Green Mountain Club hike or snowshoe in Weybridge. Saturday, Feb. 23, Bittersweet Falls, Hamilton Rd. Walk or snowshoe the TAM Blue Trail to Bittersweet Falls from the parking lot on Hamilton Road. 5.2 miles out and back, 2.5 hours. Mostly gentle slopes, good views of Snake Mountain and the countryside. More info contact leader David Andrews at 802-388-4894 or [email protected]. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Rummage Sale in New Haven. Saturday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., New Haven Congregational Church, Town Hill Rd. Held by the New Haven Ladies Union. Clothing and books only. More info call Carol at 802-453-5059.

 

Monday, Feb. 25

Legislative Breakfast in Orwell. Monday, Feb. 25, 7-8:45 a.m., Orwell Fire House, 604 Main St. Talk with local legislators over breakfast. Purchase of breakfast not required to attend but helps defray the cost of opening the hall.

 

Saturday, March 2

Met Live in HD: “La Fille Du Régiment” in Middlebury. Saturday, March 2, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks — including the show-stopping tenor aria “Ah! Mes amis,” with its nine high Cs. Pre-performance talk at 12:15 p.m. by Richard Marshak in the Studio downstairs. Tickets $24 adults (+$2 preservation fee)/ $10 students (+1 preservation fee).

Carnevale Vergennes in Vergennes. Saturday, March 2, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. The sixth year of this evening of outrageous fun featuring costumed guests (based on a theme), games of chance and skill, lite bites, and dancing, dancing, dancing. Proceeds go toward the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes, Vergennes Partnership and the Vergennes Opera House. Doors and cash bar provided by Bar Antidote open at 7:30pm.

Monday, March 3

 

Wednesday, March 6

Sickert vs. Sargent in Middlebury. Wednesday, March 6, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. This film brings to life two of the biggest characters in modern British art: Walter Sickert — the gruff, aggressive man-of-the-people — and John Singer Sargent — the urbane and charming dandy. Part of Town Hall Theater’s Great Art Wednesdays film series. Tickets $13 adults/$8 students (includes a $1 preservation fee).

“Where’s Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales?” in Middlebury. Wednesday, March 6, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Dartmouth professor Peter Travis discusses the subtle irony with which Chaucer depicts his pilgrims, leaving us to judge them for ourselves. Part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series.

 

Saturday, March 9

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

 

Monday, March 11

Legislative Breakfast in Shoreham. Monday, March 11, 7-8:45 a.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. Talk with local legislators over breakfast. Purchase of breakfast not required to attend but helps defray the cost of opening the hall.

 

Sunday, March 17

“Chef Flynn” on screen in Middlebury. Sunday, March 17, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. In the latest installment of the MNFF Winter Screening Series Ten-year-old Flynn McGarry, child cooking prodigy, transforms his family’s living room into a supper club using his classmates as line cooks. Experiencing rather sudden fame, Flynn outgrows his bedroom kitchen, and sets out to challenge the hierarchy of the culinary world. An fascinating and entertaining documentary from director Cameron Yates. Tickets $13.

 

Monday, March 18

Governor’s Breakfast in Middlebury. Monday, March 18, 7-8:45 a.m., American Legion, 49 Wilson Rd. Talk with Gov. Scott over breakfast. Purchase of breakfast not required to attend but helps defray the cost of opening the hall.

 

Monday, March 25,

Legislative Breakfast in Salisbury. Monday, March 25, 7-8:45 a.m., Congregational Church of Salisbury, 853 Maple St. Talk with local legislators over breakfast. Purchase of breakfast not required to attend but helps defray the cost of opening the hall.

 

Saturday, March 30

Met Live in HD: “Die Walküre” in Middlebury. Saturday, March 30, 12 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s willful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Pre-performance talk at 11:15 a.m. by Greg Vitercik in the Studio downstairs. Tickets $24 adults (+$2 preservation fee)/$10 students (+1 preservation fee).

 

Monday, April 1

Ag Lunch in Bridport. Monday, April 1, noon-1:45 p.m., Bridport Grange Hall, Route 22A and 125. The annual ag lunch, where you can talk with local legislators about pressing ag issues. Purchase of lunch not required to attend but helps defray the cost of opening the hall.

 

Wednesday, April 3

“Slow Democracy and the Power of Neighborliness” in Middlebury. Wednesday, April 3, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Author and advocate Susan Clark explains the Slow Democracy movement in which ordinary people mobilize to find local solutions to local problems. In the process some find they can bridge the “us-them” divide so prevalent in our national politics. Part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series.

 

Monday, April 8

Legislative Breakfast in Weybridge. Monday, April 8, 7-8:45 a.m., Weybridge Congregational Church, 2790 Weybridge Rd. Talk with local legislators over breakfast. Purchase of breakfast not required to attend but helps defray the cost of opening the hall.

 

Saturday, April 13

Contra dance in Cornwall. Saturday, April 13, 7-9:30 p.m., Cornwall Town Hall, Route 30. Featuring Dana Dwinell-Yardley calling to live banjo and fiddle music by Red Dog Riley. $5-10/person (sliding scale). All are welcome. No experience or partner necessary. Questions? 802-462-3722.

 

Monday, April 15

Legislative Breakfast in New Haven. Monday, April 15, 7-8:45 a.m., New Haven Congregational Church, Town Hill Rd. Talk with local legislators over breakfast. Purchase of breakfast not required to attend but helps defray the cost of opening the hall.

 

Wednesday, April 17

“The Michelangelo Code: Lost Secrets of the Sistine Chapel” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, April 17, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The definitive film about the Sistine Ceiling, full of exclusive new footage of the worlds greatest artwork, shot specially for this project. Tickets $13 adult/$8 student (includes a $1 preservation fee).

 

Thursday, April 18

“Museo” on screen in Middlebury. Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. On a fateful Christmas Eve in Mexico City, two unremarkable men decide it’s finally time to distinguish themselves by executing the most infamous cultural artifacts heist in all of Mexican history. The magnitude of the theft exceeds the amateur thieves’ expectations, and by the very next morning they realize, too late, the full scope and implications of their actions. Inspired by true events. Winner of the Best Screenplay award at the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival. The latest installment of the MNFF Winter Screening Series. Tickets $13.

 

Monday, April 22

Legislative Breakfast in Whiting. Monday, April 22, 7-8:45 a.m., 29 S. Main St. Talk with local legislators over breakfast. Purchase of breakfast not required to attend but helps defray the cost of opening the hall.

 

Monday, April 29

Legislative Breakfast in Granville. Monday, April 29, 7-8:45 a.m., Granville Grange Hall, 82 Post Office Hill Rd. Talk with local legislators over breakfast. Purchase of breakfast not required to attend but helps defray the cost of opening the hall.

 

Wednesday, May 1

“Natural Icons and National Identity: Frederic Church’s Landscapes” in Middlebury. Wednesday, May 1, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Frederic Church painted landscapes of distinctive American features, including Natural Bridge in Virginia and Niagara Falls in New York. Eleanor Jones Harvey, senior curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, explores how and why we used these American landscapes to distinguish the scale and scope of our cultural ambitions. Part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series.

 

Sunday, May 5

Maple Run in Middlebury. Sunday,May 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., MREMS, 55 Collins Dr. test your endurance at this USATF-certified half marathon and two-person relay, and a 3-mile fun run. Scenic routes with views of the Green Mountains and Adirondacks. 50/50 mix of paved and dirt roads for the half marathon, all paved for 3-mile fun run. Well-organized, great t-shirts, live music on course, post-race pancake breakfast. New for 2019 prize money and age group awards for the fun run.

 

Wednesday, May 8

“Eames: The Architect and the Painter” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, May 8, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America’s most important designers. Their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life has been less widely understood. Part of THT’s Great Art Wednesdays film series. Tickets $13 adults/$8 students (includes a $1 preservation fee).

 

 

Friday, May 10

“Wildlife” on screen in Middlebury. Friday, May 10, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. In the final film of the 2018-2019 MNFF Winter Screening Series. Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal star in a film set in 1960s small town Montana, where a 14-year-old boy witnesses his parents’ marriage falling apart after his golf pro father loses his job and leaves to fight fires in the Canadian wilderness. Tickets $13.

 

Sunday, May 12

Met Live in HD: “Dialogue Des Carmélites” in Middlebury. Sunday, May 12, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress. Pre-performance talk at 12:15 p.m. by Scott Morrison in the Studio downstairs. Tickets $24 adults (+$2 preservation fee)/$10 students (+1 preservation fee).

 

Sunday, May 19

Vermont Sun Triathlon Series in Salisbury. Sunday, May 19, Branbury State Park, 3570 Lake Dunmore Rd. Half Marathon. Includes new aqua/bike option. More info at vermontsuntriathlonseries.com or [email protected].

 

 

Monday, June 3

Legislative Breakfast in Bridport. Monday, June. 3, Bridport Grange Hall, Route 22A and 125. Talk with local legislators over a breakfast. The last breakfast of the 2019 session. Purchase of breakfast not required to attend but helps defray the cost of opening the hall.

 

Wednesday, June 12

“Van Gogh & Japan” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, June 12, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. In this little-known story of Van Gogh’s art, see just how important Van Gogh’s study of Japan was. The film travels not only to France and the Netherlands, but also to Japan to further explore the remarkable heritage that so affected Van Gogh and made him the artist we know of today. Part of THT’s Great Art Wednesdays series. Tickets $13 adult/$8 student (includes $1 preservation fee).

 

Saturday, June 22

Vermont Sun Triathlon Series in Salisbury. Saturday, June 22, Branbury State Park, 3570 Lake Dunmore Rd. Sprint and Olympic distance. Includes new aqua/bike option. More info at vermontsuntriathlonseries.com or [email protected].

 

Sunday, July 14

Vermont Sun Triathlon Series in Salisbury. Sunday, July 14, Branbury State Park, 3570 Lake Dunmore Rd. Sprint distance. Includes new aqua/bike option and the return of the Branbury Classic paddle option. More info at vermontsuntriathlonseries.com or [email protected].

 

Sunday, Aug. 11

Vermont Sun Triathlon Series in Salisbury. Sunday, Aug. 11, Branbury State Park, 3570 Lake Dunmore Rd. Sprint and Olympic distance, including aqua/bike option. More info at vermontsuntriathlonseries.com or [email protected].

 

 

LIVE MUSIC

Blues Jam in Bristol. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 8 p.m., Hatch 31.

Tom Van Sant & Glen Goodwin in Middlebury. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 7-9 p.m., Notte.

Mark Padmore, Tenor; Paul Lewis, Piano in Middlebury. Friday, Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Last Train to Zinkov in Brandon. Saturday, Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Barry and Jennifer Kohen in Middlebury. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek.

The Good Parts in Vergennes. Saturday, Jan. 26, 8-11 p.m., Bar Antidote.

Tom Cleary and Jamie Masefield in Bristol. Saturday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m., Walkover Gallery

Woodchucks’ Revenge in Middlebury. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek

Chelsea Berry in Brandon. Saturday, Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music

LC Jazz in Vergennes. Saturday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera 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 25-July 20, Estabrook Park, July 28-through Oct. 20, Crescent Park. Vegetables, flowers, plants, Vermont maple syrup, honey, baked goods, organic beef, goat cheese, hand-crafted and tie-dyed items, jewelry, paintings and more.

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

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

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

 

SPORTS

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

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

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

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

Mountain Bike Group Rides. Saturdays 8:30 a.m. and Tuesdays 5:30 p.m., departs Frog Hollow Bikes. More info at addisoncountybikeclub.org.

“Walk and Roll to School Day” first Wednesdays more info at sites.google.com/site/middbikeped.

 

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MiddMUGG, (Middlebury MacIntosh Users Group), First Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

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

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

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

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

 

BINGO

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

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

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

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

 

FUNDRAISING SALES

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

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

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

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

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

 

DANCE, MUSIC, ARTS & EDUCATION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“King Pede” card parties. Ferrisburgh. Saturdays July 7 & 21, 6:30 p.m. Ferrisburgh Town Hall.

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].

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

Marquis Theater, 65 Main St., Middlebury. Kids Café and Afternoon Adventures, Saturdays 12:30-5 p.m.; Trivia, Thursdays, 7 p.m.; Comedy events: Comedy Thunderdome, 1st Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Vermont Comedy Outlaws, 2nd Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Movie Roast: 3rd Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Riffin’ with Brittain: 4th Saturdays, 8 p.m.; “The Beef,” 3rd Fridays, 8 p.m.

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

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

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

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

QuickBooks pop-up tutorial. Second Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., Addison County Economic Development Corporation, Second Floor Conference Room, Suite 8, 1590 Route 7 South.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

HEALTH & PARENTING

Addison County Traumatic Brain Injury meeting in Bristol. Third Mondays, 5:30-7 p.m., Howden Hall, West St. More info contact Larry Buck at 802-349-7392

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meditation group in Middlebury. Sponsored by 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tai Chi for Fall Prevention for Beginners. Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 10-Dec. 15, 9-9:50 a.m. St Peter’s Parish Hall, Vergennes.

Tai Chi for Fall Prevention for Intermediate. Mondays and Wednesdays, 10-10:50 a.m., Sept 10-Dec. 3, St Peter’s Parish Hall, Vergennes.

Tai Chi for Fall Prevention for Advanced. Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-noon, Sept 12-Dec. 15, St Peter’s Parish Hall, Vergennes.

Tai Chi Sun Style 73 – Long Form. Mondays, 11 a.m.-noon. St Peter’s Parish Hall, Vergennes.

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

Tai Chi Sun Under the Dome, Fridays Jan. 4-25, Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St., Vergennes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

MEALS

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

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

Free Community Supper in Middlebury. Fridays, 5-6:15 p.m., Sept.-May 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. 800-642-5119, ext. 1070. Free transportation: ACTR, 388-1946.

Middlebury: VFW, Exchange Street. Special noon meal on the first Friday of the month. 1-800-642-5119, ext. 1070. Free transportation: ACTR, 388-1946. All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, 1st Sunday of every month 8-10 a.m., adults $9/children $4.50. Fundraiser for Veterans’ programs. Pancakes with VT maple syrup, sausage with gravy and biscuits, corned beef hash, bacon, hash browns, eggs, toast, coffee and orange juice.

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

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

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

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

VFW Fish Fry in Middlebury. Third Friday, 5-7 p.m., except for Nov. and Dec. 2019. VFW Post 7823, 530 Exchange Street. $11 per person. Proceeds to benefit the Veterans’ programs.

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

 

ART EXHIBITS & MUSEUMS

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

ARTSight Gallery. 6 South St., Bristol.

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

Bixby Memorial Library, Vergennes. 877-2211.

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

Brandon Artists’ Guild. 7 Center St., Brandon. Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

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

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

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

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

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

Compass Music and Arts Center. 333 Jones Drive, Brandon. cmacvt.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History. 1 Park St., Middlebury. Museum hours Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Research Center Thursday and Friday, 1-5 p.m. Museum admission: Adults $5; seniors $4.50; children 6-18 $3; families $12. Research Center admission: $5. Information: 388-2117 or henrysheldonmuseum.org.

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

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. 4472 Basin Harbor Road, Vergennes, 475-2022 or lcmm.org. On Exhibit May 26-Oct.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Middlebury College Johnson Memorial Building. 443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts.

Middlebury College Museum of Art. 72 Porter Field/Route 30 South. 443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts. Museum is closed Mondays.

Mount Independence State Historic Site. 497 Mount Independence Road, Orwell. May 26-Oct. 14, Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 948-2000 or historicsites.vermont.gov/MountIndependence.

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 nortonsgallery.com. Studio/gallery of Norton Latourelle’s whimsical woodcarvings. Open most days and by appointment.

Orwell Free Library. 948-2041.

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

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

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

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

Rokeby Museum. Route 7, Ferrisburgh. 877-3406. On exhibit: “Free and Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont,” permanent.

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

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

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

Stone Leaf Tea House. Marble Works, Middlebury.

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

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

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

Town Hall Theater Jackson Gallery. Merchants Row, Middlebury. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. 382-9222.

Vermont Folklife Center. 88 Main St., Middlebury. On exhibit: “Growing Food, Growing Farmers. A Vermont Folklife Center Vision & Voice Exhibition,” Sept. 7-Dec. 30 Gallery and shop hours Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission by donation. 388-4964.

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

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

 

LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Bixby Memorial Library. 258 Main St., Vergennes. 877-2211. Monday, 12:30-7 p.m.; Tuesday, 12:30-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 12:30-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Used book sale 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Saturdays. Story hour Wednesday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Critical MFA workshop with Jay Dubberly, 2nd & 4th Mondays, 6-8 p.m., Group-led prompt and discussion writing workshop, 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.; Weekly Bridge Mondays, 1-4 p.m.; First Friday free movies, 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Bixby Singers & Musicians, 1st Saturdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

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

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

Ilsley Public Library. 75 Main St., Middlebury, 388-4095. Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Youth Media Lab, Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m., grades 4-6;. Library Explorers, Wednesdays 3:30 starting Oct. 24.; Maker Mondays, Mondays at 3:30 p.m., starts Oct. 22, runs for four weeks. Storymatters: a monthly story circle, Wednesdays, 4 p.m. For a complete listing of ongoing and special children’s activities, visit ilsleypubliclibrary.org or call the Children’s Room at 388-4097.

Lawrence Memorial Library. 40 North St., Bristol, 453-2366 or lawrencelibrary.net. Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Story time for children and families, Mondays, 10:30-11 a.m.; Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. beginning Sept. 13. 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. Reel Film Fridays, Fridays at 7:30 p.m., through November and beginning again in January.

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, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wednesday, 3-6 p.m.; Thursday, 3-6 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Story Time, Friday, 10:30 a.m.; Events listed at orwellfreelibrary.org.

Platt Memorial Library. Shoreham. 897-2647. Monday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 2 p.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Programs on website: plattlib.org. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Lap-Sit Storytime and Playgroup: Fridays 11 a.m.-noon, Sept. 14, Oct. 19, Dec. 7. Drop in crafts, Saturdays. 9 a.m.-noon.

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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