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Thursday, Nov. 16

Pre-concert lecture in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m., Room 221, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. Members of the Performing Arts Series Society (PASS) are invited to a talk by Professor of Music Larry Hamberlin about the works to be performed by the Modigliani String Quartet. A members-only event; membership information: 802-443-PASS (7277) or go.middlebury.edu/pass.

Greater Middlebury Climate Economy next steps task force meetings in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m., Middlebury Union High School, Charles Ave. Task forces will be joined by a visiting team of experts to develop action plans and identify resources that will help to move plans forward. Open to all. Sign up for a task force by e-mailing Jon Copans at [email protected] or come to the High School at 6:30 on Nov. 16.

“Follies” live-streamed in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater. Sondheim’s musical about a reunion of Follies girls just prior to their theater’s demolition will stream live from London’s National Theater. Tickets, adults $17/Students $10, available at 802-382-9222, townhalltheater.org, at the box office Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m., or at the door.

“42nd Street” on stage in Vergennes. Thursday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Vergennes Union High School Auditorium, 50 Monkton Rd. Celebrate everything New York with the VUHS Music Department’s fall musical. Tickets adults $12/$10 students and seniors, available at Everywhere for Everyone in Vergennes, the VUHS Auditorium lobby M-F 11 a.m.-noon and evenings, and at the door. More info at 802-877-2938.

Maiden Vermont Chorus in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Come hear this women’s a cappella chorus that specializes in barbershop style harmonies. Maiden Vermont is based in the Middlebury area, but attracts singers from across the state. Hear them sing doo-wop, swing, Broadway show tunes, spirituals, the Blues and other great tight-harmony pieces. Free, open to the public and handicap accessible. More info contact Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected].

“Big Fish” on stage in Brandon. Thursday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Otter Valley Union High School, 2997 Franklin St. Otter Valley Union High Schools Walking Stick theater performs this musical based on the novel by Daniel Wallace, which revolves around the relationship between Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman with a penchant for storytelling, and his adult son Will. Tickets $10 in advance at Carr’s Florist and the OHUHS Library, or $12 adults/$10 seniors at the door.

Modigliani String Quartet performs in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. The quartet plays works by Mozart and Debussy, plus Dvo?ák’s “American” quartet. Free. middlebury.edu/art or 802-443-3168.

“The Little Mermaid” on stage in Bristol. Thursday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Mt. Abraham Union High School. Come see the Broadway version as interpreted by Mt. Abe’s fall musical crew. Tickets: adults $12/under 12 & Senior Citizens  $8. Available at Martin’s Hardware on West Street in Bristol during store hours beginning on Oct. 13. Seating for mobility, sight and hearing impaired individuals may be arranged at Martin’s also.

Dance Alumni Showing in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m., Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. Recent alumni return to provide an update on their careers in dance and to perform excerpts from their latest creative work. Tickets: $15 General public/$12 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students; on sale Oct. 30. middlebury.edu/arts/boxoffice or 802-443-3168.

 

Friday, Nov. 17

Green Mountain Club day trip to Bolton, GMC Headquarters & hike Stowe Pinnacle. Friday, Nov. 17. Carpool from Middlebury to the Winooski LT Footbridge in Bolton, then drive Stowe to hike the Stowe Pinnacle trail. Moderate 2.8 miles, 1520’ elevation gain. Views of the Worcester Range, the Green Mountains and Waterbury Reservoir. Wear appropriate clothing; bring water, food and hiking poles if desired. Day trip will include a stop at GMC Headquarters in Waterbury Center. More info contact Ruth Penfield at [email protected] or 802-388-5407. For more activities, visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

“The Soviet Century: Artistic Propaganda in Service of the State’ slide lecture in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 17, 12:30 p.m., Room 125, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. In this illustrated slide lecture of books, posters, photographs, and decorative art, Assistant Professor of History Rebecca Mitchell discusses how the Soviet State used imagery to legitimize its claim to authority and educate citizens in Communist values. Part of the Fridays at the Museum series. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Free clothing giveaway in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 17, 2-5 p.m., Middlebury United Methodist Church, North Pleasant and Seminary Streets. Warm coats, hats, gloves/mittens, sweaters and boots.

Apple and pumpkin bake sale in Orwell. Friday, Nov. 17, 3-5 p.m., Buxton’s Store, Main St. Proceeds will benefit local community events. Sponsored by the GFWC Orwell Fortnightly Club.

“Frank Sinatra: A piano lecture by Robert Wyatt” in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 17, 3:30 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Be guided through the life of Frank Sinatra, sway with songs that Sinatra immortalized and marvel at the Chairman of the Board, who could glide seamlessly between intimate relationships with gangsters, U. S. Presidents, prize fighters and film sirens. Free, open to the public and handicap accessible. More info contact Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected].

One World Library Project benefit open house in Bristol. Friday, Nov. 17, 5 p.m.-Sunday, Nov. 19, 5 p.m., Bristol Fitness, 14 School St. The public is invited to visit the gym, attend free classes and make an optional donation to the One World Library Project. Membership specials and snacks will be available. (Friday evening-Sunday afternoon).

Wine tasting in Vergennes. Friday, Nov. 17, 5-8 p.m., Creative Space Gallery, 214 Main St. Enjoy hand-picked wines courtesy of Vergennes Wine and Thanksgiving dinner in miniature with cold turkey bites, cranberry chutney, pumpkin chutney, bread and pumpkin cookies. Unveiling of the holiday show featuring member artists’ work. Information: 877-3850.

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.

Statewide transit trip planner development forum in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 17, 6-8 p.m., ACTR offices, 297 Creek Rd. The travelling public is invited to participate in the development of a Flexible Trip Planner (FTP), a tool to help people find their way around Vermont, by attending this local info and feedback session. There is space available at ACTR for 15 community “alpha-testers.” RSVP at 802-388-2287 or [email protected]

Brother-to-Brother gathering in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 17, 6-8:15 p.m., McCullough Student Center, Middlebury College. Middlebury College students host this event for Middle School boys. Join them for dinner, discussions and the Middlebury Men’s Basketball game. More info at 774-499-3348 or [email protected].

Spaghetti dinner and dance in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 17, 6-10 p.m., VFW Post 7823, 530 Exchange St. Spaghetti dinner begins at 6 p.m., followed by a dance with music by Dave’s Country and  Oldies Show. Open to the public. Tickets $12. More info at 802-388-9468.

“42nd Street” on stage in Vergennes. Friday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., Vergennes Union High School Auditorium, 50 Monkton Rd. Celebrate everything New York with the VUHS Music Department’s fall musical. Tickets adults $12/$10 students and seniors, available at Everywhere for Everyone in Vergennes, the VUHS Auditorium lobby M-F 11 a.m.-noon and evenings, and at the door. More info at 802-877-2938.

“Big Fish” on stage in Brandon. Friday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., Otter Valley Union High School, 2997 Franklin St. Otter Valley Union High Schools Walking Stick theater performs this musical based on the novel by Daniel Wallace, which revolves around the relationship between Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman with a penchant for storytelling, and his adult son Will. Tickets $10 in advance at Carr’s Florist and the OHUHS Library, or $12 adults/$10 seniors at the door.

“The Little Mermaid” on stage in Bristol. Friday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., Mt. Abraham Union High School. Come see the Broadway version as interpreted by Mt. Abe’s fall musical crew. Tickets: adults $12/under 12 & Senior Citizens  $8. Available at Martin’s Hardware on West Street in Bristol during store hours beginning on Oct. 13. Seating for mobility, sight and hearing impaired individuals may be arranged at Martin’s also.

Caroline Cotter an Emily Scott Robinson on stage in Brandon. Friday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Come hear these folk/Americana singer-songwriters on their Northeast tour. Tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info at 802-247-4295, [email protected] or brandon-music.net.

“Casual Friday Live!” in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 17, 8-9:30 p.m., Marquis Theater, 65 Main St. Join Katie Gillespie and Tina Friml as they host this comedy variety show featuring Vermont comedians Bitsy Biron, Carl Sonnefield, and Nicole Sisk. The evening includes stand up comedy, improv, storytelling and games. Some adult content.

 

Saturday, Nov. 18

Hunter/early bird breakfast in South Starksboro. Saturday, Nov. 18, 7-10 a.m., Jerusalem Schoolhouse, 782 Jerusalem Rd. “All You Care To Eat” buffet breakfast. Tickets 12 and up $9/$4 ages 5-11 /under 5, free. More info at 802-453-4573.

Thanksgiving pancake breakfast in Shoreham. Saturday, Nov. 18, 8-10 a.m., Shoreham Congregational Church, 28 School Rd. Plain and blueberry pancakes, breakfast casseroles, sausage, home fries, beverages and a special surprise. Adults $8/12 and under $4/families with small children $20. Bring a non-perishable item for the food shelf.

Holiday open house and bazaar in East Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m.-noon, Sarah Partridge Library, 431 E. Main St. Local arts and crafts items for sale. Large assortment of hardcover and paperback books, and houseplants for sale. Free drop-in crafts for kids. Free refreshments.

Holiday bazaar and bake sale in Monkton. Saturday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friends Methodist Church, 78 Monkton Ridge. Join in on the fresh homemade doughnuts, handcrafted gifts, delectable home-baked items, homemade chocolates and a silent auction. Hearty soup or chili and a sandwich will be offered for lunch, which is eat in or to go. More info at 802-453-2870.

Holiday sale in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., St. Thomas & Grace Episcopal Church, 19 Conant Sq. Baked goods, jams and jellies, candy, holiday crafts and gift items, some "white elephants" and a selection of books from the Hopkins Bookstore in Shelburne. All proceeds from the sale go to hurricane relief efforts. For more info contact Madine Reed at 802-353-9554.

Air sealing, insulation, & heat pump workshop in Weybridge. Saturday, Nov. 18, 10-11:30 a.m., in the library at Weybridge Elementary School Library, Quaker Village Road. Matt Sharpe from Efficiency Vermont will discuss the basics of weatherization and cold climate heat pumps, both of which are saving Vermonters money on their heating and cooling bills. Two area residents will share their personal experiences. The workshop is open to residents of any town. Refreshments starting at 9:45 and free LED bulbs for participants. RSVP: Fran Putnam at [email protected] or 802-388-1644.

Free clothing giveaway in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 18, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Middlebury United Methodist Church, North Pleasant and Seminary Streets. Warm coats, hats, gloves/mittens, sweaters and boots.

Ashley Wolff in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 18, 11 a.m.-noon, Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. Vermont author and artist Wolff presents her new Baby Bear book, “Where, Oh Where, Is Baby Bear?” Free and open to the public.

“The Exterminating Angel” in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 18, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater. A live stream of the MET’s American Premier of Thomas Adé’s opera, a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. A free talk at 12:15 in the Jackson Gallery precedes the show. Tickets, adults $24/Students $10, available at 802-382-9222, townhalltheater.org, at the box office Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m., or at the door.

“The Little Mermaid” on stage in Bristol. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Mt. Abraham Union High School. Come see the Broadway version as interpreted by Mt. Abe’s fall musical crew. Tickets: adults $12/under 12 & Senior Citizens  $8. Available at Martin’s Hardware on West Street in Bristol during store hours beginning on Oct. 13. Seating for mobility, sight and hearing impaired individuals may be arranged at Martin’s also.

“I Am Not Your Negro” on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 18, 3 and 8 p.m., Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium, Middlebury College. Based on an unfinished book by James Baldwin and narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, this documentary chronicles the history of activism during the civil rights movement. Free. middlebury.edu/art or 802-443-3168.

“42nd Street” on stage in Vergennes. Saturday, Nov. 18, 3 p.m., Vergennes Union High School Auditorium, 50 Monkton Rd. Celebrate everything New York with the VUHS Music Department’s fall musical. Tickets adults $12/$10 students and seniors, available at Everywhere for Everyone in Vergennes, the VUHS Auditorium lobby M-F 11 a.m.-noon and evenings, and at the door. More info at 802-877-2938.

Local artists holiday show opening reception in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 18, 5-7 p.m., Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Come see the original handmade and hand-printed art, fine crafts and jewelry from 22 regional artists. This year’s exhibit will include several artists new to the show as well as more three-dimensional works, both decorative and functional. More info at 802-382-9222 or townhalltheater.org.

Middlebury College Community Chorus performs in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. An annual concert celebrating the season of Thanksgiving, performed by Middlebury College students, staff, faculty, and singers from towns throughout the area. The program includes settings of psalms alongside uplifting and celebratory songs by classical and contemporary composers. Jeff Rehbach, conductor; Tim Guiles, accompanist. Free. middlebury.edu/art or 802-443-3168.

“Big Fish” on stage in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m., Otter Valley Union High School, 2997 Franklin St. Otter Valley Union High Schools Walking Stick theater performs this musical based on the novel by Daniel Wallace, which revolves around the relationship between Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman with a penchant for storytelling, and his adult son Will. Tickets $10 in advance at Carr’s Florist and the OHUHS Library, or $12 adults/$10 seniors at the door.

Chelsea Berry on stage in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Come see this singer-songwriter with the edge, power, and finesse of legends, evoking the style of artists such as Cheryl Crow, Janis Joplin, KD Lang, and Melissa Etheridge. Tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info at 802-247-4295, [email protected] or brandon-music.net.

 

Sunday, Nov. 19

All-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast in Addison. Sunday, Nov. 19, 7-11 a.m., Addison Fire Station, junction Routes 17 & 22A. in Addison. A benefit of the Addison Volunteer Fire Department. Menu includes  plain and blueberry pancakes, sausage, bacon, home fries, coffee, hot chocolate, and orange juice. Tickets $6 adults/$4 kids under 12. Funds will be used to purchase equipment. More info at 802-759-2237.

Green Mountain Club Young Adventurers hike in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m., solar field, Middlebury College, Route 125. A family fun time hiking a portion of the TAM. Geared towards adventurers between the ages of four and eight, but all are welcome. Outings are tailored to individual participants. More info contact YAC Leader Lauren Bierman at 802-349-7498 or [email protected]. For more activities, visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

Champlain Valley Fiddlers in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 19. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., VFW, 530 Exchange St. Open jam from 11 a.m.-noon, music and dancing from noon-5 p.m. Refreshments available. All fiddlers welcome.

41st Annual Turkey Trot in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 19, noon. Middlebury Recreation Department/s scenic 5k and 10k races where all participants will receive a gift. Awards of turkeys, gift certificates and other items. More info at 802-388-8100.

Moose Crossing performs in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. The go-to group for the jazz aficionado looking for classics from Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra, to Miles Davis and John Coltrane, and hard driving funk tunes from Josef Zawinul to Herbie Hancock, with some original jazz music too. Free, open to the public and handicap accessible. More info contact Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected]. Part of The Residence’s Sunday Music Series.

“Blue Skies: Celebrating the Music of Irving Berlin” in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Students from THT’s fall musical theatre workshop team up with seasoned community singers to perform a jazzy tribute to America’s songwriter. Tickets $10 adults/$5 ages 12 and under, available at 802 382-9222, townhallteater.org, at the THT box office (Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m.) or at the door.

Howard Mosher Tribute in Vergennes. Sunday. Nov. 19, 2 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. A 25th anniversary screening of “Where the River Flows North,” a Jay Craven film based on Mosher’s story about the clash between a logger in the Northeast Kingdom and a power company that wants his land. Starring rip Torn, Tantoo Cardinal, and Michael J. Fox. Tickets $12 at the door/students free available at http://tinyurl.com/y75g7jhx or at the door.

“Big Fish” on stage in Brandon. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2:30 p.m., Otter Valley Union High School, 2997 Franklin St. Otter Valley Union High Schools Walking Stick theater performs this musical based on the novel by Daniel Wallace, which revolves around the relationship between Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman with a penchant for storytelling, and his adult son Will. Tickets $10 in advance at Carr’s Florist and the OHUHS Library, or $12 adults/$10 seniors at the door.

Middlebury College Community Chorus performs in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 19, 3 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. An annual concert celebrating the season of Thanksgiving, performed by Middlebury College students, staff, faculty, and singers from towns throughout the area. The program includes settings of psalms alongside uplifting and celebratory songs by classical and contemporary composers. Jeff Rehbach, conductor; Tim Guiles, accompanist. Free. middlebury.edu/art or 802-443-3168.

 

Monday, Nov. 20

Money management workshop in Middlebury. Monday, Nov. 20, 1-3 p.m., CCV Middlebury, 2nd Floor, 10 Merchants Row. Andrea Heller from Opportunities Credit Union presents a workshop on budgeting and getting out of debt. Free and open to all. More info and RSVP at 802-388-3032.

Victor Nuovo in Middlebury. Monday, Nov. 20, 5-7 p.m., Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. Reception and book signing for Middlebury author Victor Nuovo featuring his new book, “John Lo and her new book, “It's the Spirit of Christmas, Peaches.”

High School winter concert in Bristol. Thursday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m., Mt. Abraham Union High School/Middle School, 220 Airport Dr. Come and listen to the high school music ensembles perform a variety of songs to celebrate the winter season. Free.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 21

Brain injury support group in Middlebury.Tuesday, Nov. 21, 5-6:30 p.m., Conference Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. For anyone affected by brain injury, a group that offers encouragement,  understanding, support and information for individuals with brain injuries, their families, friends, and the members of their support team. Free. More info contact Jess at the Brain Injury Association of Vermont at 877-856-1772 or [email protected].

 

Wednesday, Nov. 22

Red Cross Blood Drive in Bristol. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Ambrose Church, 11 School St.

 

Thursday, Nov. 23

Don's annual dinners meal in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 23, noon-2 p.m., VFW, 530 Exchange St. Let someone else do the cooking on Thanksgiving. Eat at the VFW or get take-out delivered. Call or text 802-349-6020 by Nov. 18 for reservations. Donations appreciated.

 

Friday, Nov. 24

Holiday craft fair in Bridport. Friday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Masonic Hall, Middle Rd. Over 50 crafters with handcrafted quality merchandise at country prices. More info contact Barbara Wagner at 802-758-2420 or [email protected].

Free clothing giveaway in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 24, 2-5 p.m., Middlebury United Methodist Church, North Pleasant and Seminary Streets. Warm coats, hats, gloves/mittens, sweaters and boots.

 

Saturday, Nov. 25

Hunter/early bird breakfast in South Starksboro. Saturday, Nov. 25, 7-10 a.m., Jerusalem Schoolhouse, 782 Jerusalem Rd. “All You Care To Eat” buffet breakfast. Tickets 12 and up $9/$4 ages 5-11 /under 5, free. More info at 802-453-4573.

Green Mountain Club Silver Lake hike Salisbury. Saturday, Nov. 25. A moderate hike of 5.2 miles with a gradual ascent of 793 feet. This is a family friendly and dog friendly hike. Wear appropriate clothing. Bring water, a snack and hiking poles if desired. Contact David Andrews at [email protected] or 802-388-4894 or Mike Greenwood at [email protected]. For more activities, visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

Holiday craft fair in Bridport. Saturday, Nov. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Masonic Hall, Middle Rd. Over 50 crafters with handcrafted quality merchandise at country prices. More info contact Barbara Wagner at 802-758-2420 or [email protected].

Free clothing giveaway in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 25, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Middlebury United Methodist Church, North Pleasant and Seminary Streets. Warm coats, hats, gloves/mittens, sweaters and boots.

Indies First Day in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 25, all day, the Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. A nationwide celebration of independent bookstores. John Vincent of A Revolutionary Press will be printing an exclusive Vermont Book Shop piece. See how the press operates and take a turn starting at 11 a.m. At 2 p.m., Middlebury natives Kim Smith Spensley (author) and Heather Murray Bellanca (illustrator) will present “A Hound's Holiday Storytime” with music by Vermont musician Steve Spensley and games that would have been part of a family gathering in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Small Business Saturday in Bristol. Saturday, Nov. 25, all day, around town. A nationally designated day to shop local and support locally owned businesses in the community. Help keep the local economy strong. Part of Bristol’s Cool Yule celebration.

Alpaca open house in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Maple View Farm, 185 Adams Rd. Come to this annual holiday open house and learn about these gentle, intelligent animals. Visit with alpacas, observe mill operations and watch fiber demonstrations. More info at 802-247-5412, [email protected], mapleviewfarmalpacas.com or on Facebook.

The Bow Wow Film Festival in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov 25, 2 and 5 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. A collection of short films devoted entirely to dogs. Proceeds will benefit THT and Homeward Bound. Tickets adults $10/children 12 and under $5. More info at 802-382-9222 or townhalltheater.org.

King Pede party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Nov. 25, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Town Hall and Community Center, 3279 Route 7. The socializing begins at 6:30 with a sandwich supper and then on to an evening of fun and card games. All are welcome.

 

Sunday, Nov. 26

Woodchuck’s Revenge performs in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 26, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. A performing group of three friends who have combined their lifelong love of music to offer their audiences an eclectic and refreshing mix of traditional and contemporary folksongs played with spirit and an old time country sensibility. Free, open to the public and handicap accessible. More info contact Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected]. Part of The Residence’s Sunday Music Series.

Addison Town Historical Society meeting in Addison. Sunday, Nov. 26, 3 p.m. Addison Volunteer Fire Station, 44 VT Route 17, just west of Addison 4 Corners. Lucien Paquette will speak about Field Days and farming in Addison County in the past. He has a wealth of stories about how he helped agriculture and the fair evolve in the county. Light refreshments will be served. Non-members are asked for a donation.

Memory Tree lighting in Brandon. Sunday, Nov. 26, 3:30 p.m., in front of Brandon Town Hall, Conant Sq. Donate $1 for a light to remember loved ones in this annual Brandon holiday tradition. More info at 802-247-6401 or brandon.org.

 

Monday, Nov. 27

Scholarship application workshop in Middlebury. Monday, Nov. 27, 1-2 p.m., CCV Middlebury, 10 Merchants Row. VSAC Educational Outreach Counselor Cathy Hunter will walk college applicants through applying for VSAC Scholarships for the upcoming academic year. Free and open to all. More info and to register call 802-388-3032.

“Table Talk” in Middlebury. Monday, Nov. 27, 4 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 65 Mains St. Storymatters, a monthly story gathering, will host coffee, tea, cookies and stories and special treat — gifts from a personal collection of small humor books.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 28

“Douglas Anderson: His Unpredictable Path to Town Hall Theater” talk in Middlebury. Tuesday, Nov. 28, 3:30 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Spanning several careers, from playwright to college professor to opera director to a stint as the head writer on a television soap opera, Anderson will talk about his various careers as well as the joys and challenges that come with running a small-town performing arts center. Free, open to the public and handicap accessible. More info contact Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or [email protected].

 

Wednesday, Nov. 29

RSVP of Addison County handmade card and ornament drop-off in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov 29, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Middlebury Recreation Center, 154 Creek Rd. Join RSVP in making the season brighter for area seniors by dropping off seasonal cards, ornaments and cookies to be delivered to over 200 seniors through the Meals on Wheels and Senior Meal Programs. More info at 802-388-7044.

“What Coca Cola Tells Us About American History” lecture in New Haven. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m., New Haven Town Offices, 78 North St. Castleton State College professor Sanjukta Ghosh will explore 3 major themes in a multimedia talk: the use of images of women in Coke advertising; Coke’s role in shaping America’s involvement in World War II and the subsequent global economy; and Coke’s entanglement in imperial movements around the world. More info at 802-453-4015.

Conservation Commission presentation in Ripton. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 7-9 p.m., Ripton Community House. Information will be presented on a proposal to change the wetland designation of a the 66-acre Beaver Meadows Wetland Complex on the Ripton/Middlebury/Bristol town line from Class II to Class I with a proposed 400-foot buffer.

Warren Miller’s “Line of Descent” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The latest film by a ski film icon. Get excited for winter. Tickets $15-$18. Tickets may be purchased at townhalltheater.org, 802-382-9222, at the THT box office, or at the door Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. or one hour before show time.

Middlebury African Music and Dance Ensemble performs in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 8 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. The music of this student ensemble demonstrates the study of many musical Africanisms: complex polyphony, musical conversation, structured improvisation, recurrent patterns, layered ostinati, timbral variety, and tonal variations. Damascus Kafumbe, director. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Thursday, Nov. 30

RSVP of Addison County handmade card and ornament drop-off in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov 30, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Middlebury Recreation Center, 154 Creek Rd. Join RSVP in making the season brighter for area seniors by dropping off seasonal cards, ornaments and cookies to be delivered to over 200 seniors through the Meals on Wheels and Senior Meal Programs. More info at 802-388-7044.

Vocal recital by Jack DesBois in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 30, 12:15-12:45 p.m. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, on the town green. DesBois will sing arias from Handel’s Messiah, and selections from his own epic, The Western Star, accompanied on piano and organ by Ronald Romano and George Matthew Jr. Free.

Book Discussion in Shoreham. Thursday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. A discussion of Jaqueline Woodson’s “Brown Girl Dreaming.” This Vermont Reads title is available for borrowing at the Platt Memorial Library. The book discussion will conclude with light refreshments.

Warren Miller’s “Line of Descent” on screen in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The latest film by a ski film icon. Get excited for winter. Tickets $15-$18. Tickets may be purchased at townhalltheater.org, 802-382-9222, at the THT box office, or at the door Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. or one hour before show time.

“Middletown” on stage in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., Wright Memorial Theater, Chateau Rd., Middlebury College. Inspired by “Our Town,” the play is about the “need for love and forgiveness, the search for meaning in life, and the long, lonely ache of disappointment.” Awarded the inaugural Horton Foote Award for Most Promising New Play of 2010. Tickets $15 general public/$12 Middlebury College staff & ID holders/$6 students.

 

Friday, Dec. 1

I Spy contest in Middlebury. Dec. 1-31, downtown. Try to find the hidden ornaments in ten store windows in downtown Middlebury and be entered to win $100 in Middlebury Money.

Be your favorite Christmas character in Middlebury. Dec 1-31, downtown. Ever wonder what you’d look like as a snowman or a gingerbread girl? Pose for a picture with an adorable assortment of character cutouts around town.

“Star of Wonder” Christmas marketplace in Bristol. Friday, Dec. 1, 1-5 p.m., St. Ambrose Church, 11 School St. Featuring a craft shop, bakeshop, mercy creation gift shop, doll and jewelry shop, Wonder jars, silent auction, attic treasures, raffles and more. Silver Tea at 2:30 p.m. (Friday only).

Gingerbread house opening reception in Middlebury. Friday, Dec. 1, 4-6 p.m., Vermont Folklife Center, 88 Main St. Come see the gingerbread houses and vote for your favorite Wizard of Oz themed construction. Exhibit runs through Friday, Dec. 22. More info and entry forms available at vermontfolklifecenter.org/events/gingerbread-2017.

Chocolate Walk in Bristol. Friday, Dec. 1, 5 p.m., locations around town. Shared across three Main St. locations, the area’s best food and drink producers and crafters will be joining the event for holiday shopping and sipping and of course, chocolate. More info at Bristol Core’s Facebook page. Part of Bristol’s Cool Yule celebration.

Tandem Holiday market in Bristol. Friday, Dec. 1, 5-9 p.m., Tandem Market, 26 Main St. Two dozen fabulous vendors will be selling their wares at three unique locations on Main Street, including the Tandem, Bristol Bakery & Cafe, and Vermont Tree Goods. Free. More info at 802-734-4236 or 802-760-6076.

Lu.Lu Chocolate Walk market in Bristol. Friday, Dec. 1, 5-9 p.m., Lu.Lu, 11 Main St. Delicious ice cream, cocktails from Stonecutter Spirits, and food courtesy of Mary’s Restaurant. Free. 802-318-0883.

Art opening in Bristol. Friday, Dec. 1, 5-9 p.m., ARTSight, 6 South St. Opening reception for the new exhibit “Fire and Light.” Chocolate treats and warm beverages served, and Celtic Harpist, Bo Price, playing in the gallery. Free. 802-989-1333.

Flashlight candy cane hunt in Bristol. Friday, Dec. 1, 6 p.m., town green. Santa has hidden candy canes all around the park. Bring a flashlight and help find them. Meet Santa at the corner near the veterans’ memorial, where he will count down to officially start the hunt.

Memory tree lighting in Bristol. Friday. Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m., gazebo, town green. Lights on the tree represent memories of loved ones during the holiday season. Music, presentations and reading of names. Bulbs may be purchased for $5 each at the Recreation Office or Town Office in Holley Hall by Nov. 27. More info at 802-453-5885.

Middlebury Community Wind Ensemble Winter Concert in Bristol. Friday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m., Mt. Abraham Union High School/Middle School, 220 Airport Dr. A special offering for Bristol this year. Ken Weston has written an arrangement of Verdi's music: the Prelude to “I Masnadieri,” featuring his daughter Alice as euphonium soloist. Ken's grandson Niles and Alice's husband Steve also play in the group. Also music by Clifton Williams, Duke Ellington, and a salute to Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus. Jerome Shedd conducts.

George Winston performs in Middlebury. Friday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater. An evening of acoustic piano music from the well-known musician. Tickets $55, available at 802-382-9222, townhalltheater.org, at the box office Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m., or at the door.

“Middletown” on stage in Middlebury. Friday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Wright Memorial Theater, Middlebury College. Inspired by “Our Town,” the play is about the “need for love and forgiveness, the search for meaning in life, and the long, lonely ache of disappointment.” Awarded the inaugural Horton Foote Award for Most Promising New Play of 2010. Tickets $15 general public/$12 Middlebury College staff & ID holders/$6 students.

Led Zeppelin tribute in Middlebury. Friday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Marquis Theater, 65 Main St. Powerhouse vocalist Laura Thomas and Middlebury College graduate joins the Grift to recreate the sounds of Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and the rest of this iconic rock band. Tickets $8, available at the door.

Miro Sprague Quartet in Brandon. Friday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. The Miro Sprague Quartet is a dynamic jazz ensemble performing original music and arrangements with an emphasis on melodic clarity, deep grooves, and creative improvisation. Tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info at 802-247-4295, [email protected] or brandon-music.net.

 

Saturday, Dec. 2

Christmas bazaar in Bristol. Saturday, Dec. 2, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Bristol Federated Church, 37 North St. Baked goodies sale, homemade crafts, attic treasures, and assorted gift baskets silent auction. Santa Claus visit starts at 10 a.m. A luncheon of homemade soups, sandwiches, and cookies, special silver teapot tea, coffee, and regular tea will be served.

Holiday Stroll in Vergennes. Saturday, Dec. 2, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., various locations around downtown.

Breakfast with Santa in Vergennes. Saturday, Dec. 2, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Vergennes Union High School Cafeteria, 50 Monkton Rd. Eat the most important meal of the day and have a chat with Santa.

Gift Basket silent auction in Vergennes. Saturday, Dec. 2, all day, Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Baskets will be on display to bid on. All proceeds from help the Friends of the Bixby Library. Part of Vergennes Holiday Stroll festivities.

Winter Holiday Fair in Vergennes. Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Vergennes Union Elementary School, 43 East St. Come to this holiday fair to benefit the VUES after school Fusion program. More than 60 vendors selling ceramics, quilting, photography, blacksmithing, crochet, jewelry, handmade pens, honey, jams, soaps, specialty foods, Tupperware, woodworking, fleece, socks, bake sale, raffle baskets, felt hats and belts and more. Entry fee is a non-perishable food item to donate to the local food shelf or animal shelter.

“Star of Wonder” Christmas marketplace in Bristol. Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., St Ambrose Church, 11 School St. Featuring a craft shop, bake shop, mercy creation gift shop, doll and jewelry shop, wonder jars, silent auction, attic treasures, raffles and more.

Holiday craft workshop in Brandon. Saturday, Dec. 2, 9-11 a.m., Furnace Brook Wesleyan Church, 1895 Forest Dale Rd. Advent wreath making, children’s activities. Free.

Christmas bazaar in Bristol. Saturday, Dec. 2, 9-2 p.m., First Baptist Church of Bristol, 10 Park Sr. Enjoy shopping for those special people from the craft and baked food tables, the attic treasures, the silent auction items, and the baskets filled with great things. Warm up with a lunch of homemade soup and a sandwich or buy some to take home.

Hot cocoa hut in Middlebury. Saturday,Dec. 2, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Cannon Park. Take a break from shopping and have a cup of hot cocoa from the Hot Cocoa Hut. It’s 25 cents for a cup with all the fixings.

Santa arrives in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 2, 9:45 a.m., downtown. Welcome Santa as he arrives via fire truck for two spins over the Cross St. Bridge and up Main St. He’ll settle in at the Middlebury Inn from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to chat with good little boys and girls. There will also be free horse and wagon rides through Middlebury.

Holiday open house in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., The Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St. Enjoy the elaborate model train layout, carols played on the Sheldon’s 1831 piano, and a miniature Christmas tree raffle. featuring 20 creative trees decorated by local artists including Ashley Wolff, Warren Kimble, Sarah Stahl, Gayl Braisted, and Sarah Pope. The exhibit Draw Me a Story – Tell Me a Tale will also be on view along with amusing topiaries by the Middlebury Garden Admission by free will donation. More info at 802-388-2117 or HenrySheldonMuseum.org.

Make your own graham cracker gingerbread house in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 2, 10:30 am-noon, Community Meeting Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Stop in to create your own edible abode.

Santa visit in Vergennes. 10:30-11:45 a.m., Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. As part of the Holiday Stroll Santa visits the Bixby and reads “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

Jon Gailmor in Vergennes. Saturday, Dec. 2, 11-11:45 a.m., Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Part of Vergennes Holiday Stroll festivities.

Local author book sale in Vergennes. Saturday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Part of Vergennes Holiday Stroll festivities.

Holiday Cardmaking for Adults in Bristol. Saturday. Dec. 2, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., ARTSight, 6 South St. Make your own holiday cards with materials provided. All ages welcome but 16 or under must be accompanied by adult. Come and go as you please. Free. 802- 989-1333.

Gift-wrapping station in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 2, noon-4 p.m., 44 Main St. Anything purchased in Middlebury can be wrapped for free.

Die Zauberflote live in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 2, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St.The MET’smusic director emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length German version of Mozart’s magical fable, with production by Julie Taymor. A free talk will be given in the studio in the lower level at 12:15 p.m. Tickets, adults $24/students $10, available at 802-382-9222, townhalltheater.org, at the box office Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m., or at the door.

Maiden Vermont in Vergennes. Saturday, Dec. 2, 1-1:30 p.m., Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. An a capella serenade to those gathered in the lobby. Part of Vergennes Holiday Stroll festivities.

Orchestral Caroling Party in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2-4 p.m., Congregational Church of Middlebury. Come sing or play your instrument at the 4th Annual Middlebury Community Music Center Orchestral Caroling Party. Vocal and Instrumental Parts will be available for a variety of vocal and instrument parts. Musicians, please bring a stand. Susanne Peck will conduct. Info: [email protected].

Community Advent wreath-making in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 2, 4 p.m., Middlebury United Methodist Church, Invite friends and neighbors to join the fourth annual Advent Wreath-making event. All greens and supplies necessary will be provided for making holiday wreaths and swags to take home. Refreshments and holiday music as well.

Daddy Long Legs on stage in Ripton. Saturday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House, 1305 Rt. 125. Open mic followed by featured performers. $10 general admission/$15 generous admission/$3 kids under 12. Doors open at 7 p.m. Open mic sign-up and info at 802-388-9782 or rcch.org.

Rupert Wates In Brandon. Saturday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Wates returns to Brandon Music to debut material from his brand new CD, 'The Lights Of Paris,' a showcase for his brand of original, acoustic, melodic art/folk, with flavors of jazz and vaudeville. Tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info at 802-247-4295, [email protected] or brandon-music.net.

Horse Traders in Vergennes. Saturday, Dec. 2, 8 p.m., Vergennes Opera House. A well-loved local rock ban will play as part of Hired Hand Brewing’s Opera House Music Series.

 

 

Sunday, Dec. 3

Holiday open house in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 3, noon-4 p.m., The Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St. Enjoy the elaborate model train layout, carols played on the Sheldon’s 1831 piano, and a miniature Christmas tree raffle. featuring 20 creative trees decorated by local artists including Ashley Wolff, Warren Kimble, Sarah Stahl, Gayl Braisted, and Sarah Pope. The exhibit Draw Me a Story – Tell Me a Tale will also be on view along with amusing topiaries by the Middlebury Garden Admission by free will donation. More info at 802-388-2117 or HenrySheldonMuseum.org.

“Menashe” on screen in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 3, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The MNFF Winter Film Series offers this film about a widower within Brooklyn’s ultra-orthodox and quite insular Jewish community who battles for custody of his son. Performed entirely in Yiddish [with English subtitles], the film intimately explores the nature of faith and the price of parenthood. Tickets $12/$60 season pass, available at 802-382-9222, townhalltheater.org, at the box office Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m., or at the door.

Chicken and Biscuit Supper in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 3, 5-6 p.m., Middlebury United Methodist Church, Seminary and N. Pleasant St.

Dessert and silent auction of goods and services in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 3, 6:30-8 p.m., Fellowship Hall, Memorial Baptist Church, 97 S. Pleasant St. Find one-of-a-kind gifts for Christmas and, at the same time, help the Haiti team raise money for their upcoming trip in February 2018. From vacations to earrings and everything in between. More info posted around town or call for list at 802-388-7472.

Amaryllis in Middlebury. Monday, Dec. 3, 7:30-8:30 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, on the town green. Come hear Vermont’s premier Renaissance vocal group, directed by Susanne Peck, St. Stephen’s music director and Middlebury College faculty, in a program of Advent and Christmas music. Donations suggested.

 

Monday, Dec. 4

RSVP of Addison County cookie drop-off in Middlebury. Monday, Dec. 4, 8-10:30 a.m., Middlebury Recreation Center, 154 Creek Rd. Join RSVP in making the season brighter for area seniors by dropping off seasonal cards, ornaments and cookies to be delivered to over 200 seniors through the Meals on Wheels and Senior Meal Programs. Cookies should be bagged by the dozen in a clear sealed storage bag with the ingredients listed. More info at 802-388-7044.

Bill McKibben in Middlebury. Monday, Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m., Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. Local and noted author and environmentalist McKibben will read from, discuss and sign his new book, “Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance.”

Amaryllis in Middlebury. Monday, Dec. 4, 7:30-8:30 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, on the town green. Come hear Vermont’s premier Renaissance vocal group, directed by Susanne Peck, St. Stephen’s music director and Middlebury College faculty, in a program of Advent and Christmas music. Donations suggested.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 6

“Canaletto and the Art of Venice” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Journey into the life of Venice’s famous view-painter in this film documenting over 200 paintings, drawings and prints. Part of THT’s Great Art Wednesdays series. Tickets: adults $13/students $8 available at 802-382-9222, townhalltheater.org, at the box office Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m., or at the door.

Illustrator Stephanie Stouffer in Brandon. Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2-8 p.m., Compass Music and Art Center, 333 Jones Dr. Meet Stouffer while and view her exhibit “Holiday Legacy,” shop for the holidays, take advantage of special deals, have dinner provided by SoundBite’s chef Vicky Regia, and more.

Moonlight Madness in Brandon. Wednesday, Dec. 6, 4-8 p.m., Brandon Town Hall. Over 20 vendors fill the upstairs and downstairs of the hall with food, drinks, holiday gifts and more.

“Physicists’ Dream of a Theory of Everything” lecture in Middlebury. Wednesday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Dartmouth professor Marcelo Gleiser describes how physics and astronomy obtain knowledge of the natural world and how their limitations preclude us from ever getting a “final theory.”

 

Thursday, Dec. 7

The Addison String Quartet in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 7, 12:15-12:45 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, on the town green. Directed by Emily Sunderman of MCMC, the group will perform the “Allegro” from Beethoven’s Quartet, opus 59, no. 1 and Corelli’s “Christmas Concerto,” accompanied by George Matthew Jr., organist. Free.

Midd Night Stroll in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 7, downtown. Middlebury stores will be open late for holiday shopping with goodies and a festive atmosphere.

 

Friday, Dec. 8

Magic on Main in Vergennes. Friday, Dec. 8, 5-7 P.m., downtown. Stores in Vergennes are open late for holiday shopping. Buy local and enjoy the festive surprises at downtown businesses.

Broadway Direct in Vergennes. Friday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Bill Carmichael brings a few of his talented friends from Boston and New York to put on a show celebrating music from Broadway and more.

“How to Eat Like a Child” on stage in Middlebury. Friday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m., MUHS Auditorium. Based on the book by Delia Ephron, this play lampoons the adult world through the eyes of children in a series of comedy skits and songs. A Middlebury Community Players production.

 

Saturday, Dec. 9

Breakfast with Santa in Bristol. Saturday, Dec. 9, first seating 8 a.m., second seating 9:30 a.m., third seating 10:30 a.m., Holley Hall. Santa’s presence will be accompanied by carriage rides from 8:30-10:30 a.m., arts and crafts and live music. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausages, juice, milk coffee or tea. Tickets $10 per person/children two and younger are free, available at Recreation Department Office or at bristolrec.org.

Christmas Cookie sale in Vergennes. Saturday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Champlain Valley Christian Reformed Church, Church St. Fancy cookies, candies, Dutch goodies, and other treats will be sold by the pound. Choose and package your favorites. Enjoy hot cider and festive music while you shop. More info contact Martha at 802-349-0229.

Holiday Cardmaking for Adults in Bristol. Saturday. Dec. 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., ARTSight, 6 South St. Make your own holiday cards with materials provided. All ages welcome but 16 or under must be accompanied by adult. Come and go as you please. Free. 802- 989-1333.

Very Merry Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 9, noon-4 p.m., downtown. Free gift wrapping at 44 Main St., for any item purchased in Middlebury. Just show your receipt. Hot Cocoa hut from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Just 25 cents for a cup of cocoa with all the fixings.

Christmas Storytime in Shoreham. Saturday, Dec. 9, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. A special Christmas story time with a visit from Bob Claus, cookies, a craft, and several Christmas-themed books.

“How to Eat Like a Child” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2 p.m., MUHS Auditorium. Based on the book by Delia Ephron, this play lampoons the adult world through the eyes of children in a series of comedy skits and songs. A Middlebury Community Players production.

Maiden Vermont “Come Fly With Us” in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 9, 4 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. A holiday spectacular from local favorite women’s barbershop chorus, with special guest Moira Smiley. Tickets $25 Adults/$22 Seniors/$22 Students and children, available at 802-382-9222, townhalltheater.org, at the box office Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m., or at the door.

“A Christmas Carol” out loud in Shoreham. Saturday, Dec. 9, 6 p.m., 279 Platt Memorial Library, Main St. A Reader’s Theater presentation. Talented local voice actors set the tone for a warm season by giving a staged reading of Charles Dickens’ Christmas classic. Light refreshments will be served.

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

The DuPont Brothers in Brandon. Saturday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Lush finger-style guitar work complimented by elegant prose and a vocal blend that could only be matched by blood relation. Tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info at 802-247-4295, [email protected] or brandon-music.net.

 

Sunday, Dec. 10

“How to Eat Like a Child” on stage in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 10, 2 p.m., MUHS Auditorium. Based on the book by Delia Ephron, this play lampoons the adult world through the eyes of children in a series of comedy skits and songs. A Middlebury Community Players production.

Champlain Valley Fiddlers Christmas dinner in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 10, date and time tba. For more info call 802-462-2834 by Nov. 29.

Lessons and Carols for the Advent of Christmas in Middlebury. Sunday Dec. 10, 4 and 7 p.m., Mead Memorial Chapel, Middlebury College. Modeled after the longstanding European tradition, this annual program includes Bible readings of Advent and Christmas carols performed by the college choir with the congregation. Preceded by performances on the chapel carillon. Donations collected for area charities.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 12

Craft night at Ilsley in Middlebury. Tuesday, Dec. 12, 5-6:30 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Feeling crafty? Gather at the library for an evening of crafts. Snacks provided.

 

Wednesday, Dec 13

MakerClub in Shoreham. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2:45-3:45 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. On the first day of Hanukkah, light some lights with wearable electronics. Come learn about how to create simple circuit jewelry. A snack will be served.

The Festival of Sankta Lucia in Middlebury. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 7-8 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, on the town green. Celebrate the traditional Swedish Christmas festival, with costumed children, youth and adults from Orwell Congregational Church, St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Orwell, St. Stephen’s and the Congregational Church of Middlebury. St. Lucia brought food to the Christians in the Catacombs of ancient Rome and her crown of light symbolizes the turning point from the darkest night of winter to the lights of Christmas.

Middle School winter concert in Bristol. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m., Mt. Abraham Union High School/Middle School, 220 Airport Dr. Come and listen to the middle school music ensembles perform a variety of songs to celebrate the winter season. Free.

 

Thursday, Dec. 14

Recital of French Advent and Christmas in Middlebury.  Thursday, Dec. 14, 12:15-12:45 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, on the town green. Music by George Matthew Jr., St. Stephen’s organist. Works by Balbastre, Dandrieu, Guilmant, Joulain and Eugene Gigout. Free.

A Very Merry Peaches Storytime in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 14, 4:30 p.m., Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. Shaundra Bartlett Lerman, now based in Saratoga Springs, NY, but born in Middlebury is the author and illustrator of a children's book series called Bartlettberry Briar. She will read her first book, "Peaches Bakes A Pie" and her new book, “It's the Spirit of Christmas, Peaches.”

High School winter concert in Bristol. Thursday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m., Mt. Abraham Union High School/Middle School, 220 Airport Dr. Come and listen to the high school music ensembles perform a variety of songs to celebrate the winter season. Free.Friday, Dec. 15

Eat, Drink & Be Merry in Bristol. Friday, Dec. 15, 5-9 p.m., downtown. Music and wine tasting at Bristol Bakery & Cafe, as well as various happenings downtown in Main Street businesses. Free. 802-760-6076.

Trunk show in Bristol. Friday, Dec. 15, 5-8 p.m., Vermont Honeylights, 9 Main St. Beautiful jewelry from Island Girl Jewelry (Audrey Beckwith). Free. 802-453-3952.

Christmas caroling in Bristol. Friday, Dec. 15, 6 p.m., Holley Hall. Joins carolers as they sing  around town. All are welcome. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Meet back at Holley Hall for cocoa and cookies. Sign up at the Recreation Office.

“Merry, Mary” Exhibit opening in Bristol. Friday, Dec. 15, 6-7 p.m., ARTSight, 6 South St. An exhibit of the latest work by Rachel Elion Baird, featuring live bluegrass music with the local band Old Bones. Free. (802) 989-1333.

Night Fires in Middlebury. Friday, Dec. 15, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. As Winter Solstice approaches, this year’s Night Fires is a shout of hope and passionate prayer for our “Turtle Island” and all the many different peoples living here today — abundantly offered in a delicate intertwining of prose, poetry, song and dance. Tickets $25/$21 seniors/$20 student, available at 802-382-9222, townhalltheater.org, at the box office Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m., or at the door.

 

Saturday, Dec. 16

Decorate a gingerbread house in Brandon. Saturday, Dec. 16, two sessions, 10:30-11:30 a.m., and 12:30-1:30 p.m., Compass Music and Art Center, 333 Jones Dr. SoundBite Cafe’s Chef Vicky will provide the houses (or church) and all the decorating (or munching) fixings for this family-friendly creative event. Come and have some holiday fun. The houses: Small (graham cracker) house $12/large (graham cracker) church $20/homemade gingerbread house $15. More info at 802-247-4295 or [email protected].

Very Merry Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 9, noon-4 p.m., downtown. Free gift wrapping at 44 Main St., for any item purchased in Middlebury. Just show your receipt. Hot Cocoa hut from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Just 25 cents for a cup of cocoa with all the fixings.

A Holiday Concert: Songs of the Season in Bristol. Saturday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m., Holley Hall, 1 South St. Celebrate the music of the season with your friends and neighbors in the tradition started long ago. Suggested donation $5. 802-453-5885.

2017 Mr. Christmas Tree pageant in Bristol. Saturday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m., Mt. Abraham Union High School/Middle School, 220 Airport Dr. Six senior boys compete for the crown of Mr. Christmas Tree in a very funny pageant format. Formal wear, interviews, talent and bathing suit portions have entertained the community since 2013. Free for all ages. 802-349-0498.

Night Fires in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 16, 4 and 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. As Winter Solstice approaches, this year’s Night Fires is a shout of hope and passionate prayer for our “Turtle Island” and all the many different peoples living here today — abundantly offered in a delicate intertwining of prose, poetry, song and dance. Tickets $25/$21 seniors/$20 student, available at 802-382-9222, townhalltheater.org, at the box office Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m., or at the door.

Songs of the Season holiday concert in Bristol. Saturday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m., Holley Hall. Join friends and neighbors  to celebrate the music of the season in this second annual showcase. Suggested donation $5.

The Promise is Hope in Brandon. Saturday, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Married couple Ashley and Eric L’Esperance, explore through their music the mysteries of love, spirituality, and the joys and struggles of life’s journey. Tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info at 802-247-4295, [email protected] or brandon-music.net.

 

Sunday, Dec. 17

Annual Community Holiday Dinner in Bristol. Sunday, Dec. 17, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Mary’s at Baldwin Creek, 1868 N. Route 116. Mary’s 35th annual holiday celebration for local residents. Free dinner, music and entertainment - plus a visit from Santa! 802-453-2432.

Annual “Messiah” sing in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 17, 2 p.m., Congregational Church of Middlebury, 1 Main St. Join other members in the community to celebrate the holiday season by singing Handel’s “Messiah” together. Free and open to the public.

Night Fires in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 17, 4 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. As Winter Solstice approaches, this year’s Night Fires is a shout of hope and passionate prayer for our “Turtle Island” and all the many different peoples living here today — abundantly offered in a delicate intertwining of prose, poetry, song and dance. Tickets $25/$21 seniors/$20 student available at 802-382-9222, townhalltheater.org, at the box office Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m., or at the door.

Winter Solstice Fundraiser at The Village Shala in Bristol. Sunday, Dec. 17, 5 p.m., The Village Shala, 14 School St. Surrounded by candlelight, learn the Gayatri mantra, known for calling on the light. We will then chant it 108 times, celebrating the darkness and calling on the light. We will be accepting donations to support a local organization. All are welcome. Suggested donation of $10-$20. 802-349-2320.

The Festival of Sankta Lucia in Orwell. Sunday, Dec. 17, 7-8 p.m., Orwell Congregational Church, Main St. Celebrate the traditional Swedish Christmas festival, with costumed children, youth and adults from Orwell Congregational Church, St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Orwell, St. Stephen’s and the Congregational Church of Middlebury. St. Lucia brought food to the Christians in the Catacombs of ancient Rome and her crown of light symbolizes the turning point from the darkest night of winter to the lights of Christmas.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 19

Annual concert and carol sing in Middlebury. Tuesday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m. Middlebury United Methodist Church, Seminary and N. Pleasant St. Come sing to raise money for the Charter House.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 20

Decorate a gingerbread house in Brandon for grown-ups. Wednesday, Dec. 20, 6:30-8 p.m., Compass Music and Art Center, 333 Jones Dr. SoundBite Cafe’s Chef Vicky will provide the houses (or church) and all the decorating (or munching) fixings. Price: $25 (large graham cracker church or homemade gingerbread house) includes light snacks and a choice of festive drinks. Minimum 5 people. More info at 802-247-4295 or [email protected].

 

Thursday, Dec. 21

Recital of Advent and Christmas in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 21, 12:15-12:45 p.m. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, on the town green. Music with strings, woodwind, and vocalists, accompanied by organ and piano. Free.

 

Friday, Dec. 22

A Grinch-tacular Christmas Eve-eve-eve in Middlebury. Friday, Dec. 22, 10:30-11 a.m., Community Meeting Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. View the classic animated movie with free popcorn, hot chocolate and candy-canes.

Decorate a gingerbread house in Brandon for grown-ups. Friday, Dec. 22, 6:30-8 p.m., Compass Music and Art Center, 333 Jones Dr. SoundBite Cafe’s Chef Vicky will provide the houses (or church) and all the decorating (or munching) fixings. Price: $25 (large graham cracker church or homemade gingerbread house) includes light snacks and a choice of festive drinks. Minimum 5 people. More info at 802-247-4295 or [email protected].

Lumen celebration of fire and lights in Bristol. Friday, Dec. 22, Main St. Experience fire performers Cirque de Fuego on the green, a lighted walk down Main St and fire pits at Tandem and Vermont Tree Goods complete with hot drinks, tasty eats and handmade s’mores kits from Lu.lu. Wrap up the night at Hatch 31 with music and revelry. Part of Bristol’s Cool Yule celebration.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 27

Thank-you card party in Middlebury. Wednesday, Dec. 27, all-day, Reference Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Create and write thank-you cards using basic craft supplies and envelopes from the library.

 

Thursday, Dec. 28

“Wonder Woman” on screen in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 28, 12:30-3 p.m. Community Meeting Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Free. Adults and youth 13 and older independently, 9-12 with adult or adult permission, 8 and under with adult caregiver.

 

Sunday, Dec. 31

Countdown to Noon-Year in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 31, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Community Meeting Room, Ilsley Public Library, 74 Main St. A celebration for kids who won’t be up at midnight. Crafts, stories, face painting, photo booth and fun.

Best Night New Year’s Eve celebration in Bristol. Sunday, Dec. 31, 5 p.m., downtown. Come out to enjoy this community celebration of the New Year ahead. Three venues with music, dancing and children’s activities. $10 before 12/25, $12 at the door, children under 12 and seniors over 75 are free. Information at bestnight.org or 802-453-4613.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks and Ice Skating. Sunday, Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m., Middlebury Recreation Field, Mary Hogan Dr. After fireworks, free ice-skating at Memorial Sports Center from 8-9:30 p.m.

New Year’s Eve with The Grift in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Middlebury favorites The Grift throw a New Year’s Eve Party for the ages. Tickets $18 door/$15 in advance available at 802-382-9222, townhalltheater.org, at the box office Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m., or at the door.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 3

 ‘Race, Nation and Toni Morrison’s “Beloved”’ talk in Middlebury. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. UVM Professor Emily Bernard explores how “Beloved” argues that America must reckon with the consequences of out nation’s original sin — slavery. Part of the Vermont Humanities Council First Wednesdays series.

 

Saturday, Jan. 6

Night Tree on stage in Ripton. Saturday, Jan. 6, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House, 1305 Rt. 125. Open mic followed by featured performers. $10 general admission/$15 generous admission/$3 kids under 12. Doors open at 7 p.m. Open mic sign-up and info at 802-388-9782 or rcch.org.

 

Saturday, Jan. 13

Invasive insect presentation in Shoreham. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. Learn about invasive insect species  with Meredith Whitney, Forest Pest Education Coordinator with the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program. A kid-friendly, insect-heavy experience. An insect craft and a snack are included.

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

 

Wednesday, Jan. 20

“Quilters, the Musical” in Middlebury. Saturday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. A tender, moving play about a pioneer woman and her daughters that portrays the lot of women on the prairie through music, dance and drama. Free will donation.

 

Saturday, Jan. 27

Quilters’ community service projects in Middlebury. Saturday, Jan. 27, 9 a.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Milk and Honey Quilters’ Guild members will sew clothing protectors, fidget quilts and ‘port’ pillows (for chemotherapy patients) for distribution to community service programs. More info contact Peg Allen at 802-623-6211.

“Tosca” live stream in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, Jan. 27, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The MET’s latest rendition of this beloved opera stars Kristine Opolais in the title role opposite Vittorio Grigolo and Bryn Terfel. A free talk about the opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 12:15 p.m. Tickets: adults $24/$10 students, and are available at 802-382-9222, townhalltheater.org, at the box office Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m., or at the door.

 

Sunday, Jan. 28

Caregivers’ conference in Shoreham. Sunday, Jan. 28, 1-4 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. For all people who work with small children, both informally and professionally. Learn about ways to support emerging literacy in children ages 0-5, how to select and share books that children love, and some extension activities to take the learning beyond the book. More info contact Abby at 802-897-2647.

 

Saturday, Feb. 3

LC Jazz “Winter Thaw” concert in Vergennes. Saturday, February 3, 7 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Join LC Jazz and shake off your winter blues. Free will donations at the door, to be used for local scholarships.

 

Thursday, Feb. 8

“Slavery by Another Name” talk in Middlebury. Thursday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Historian and Filmmaker Douglas Blackmon discusses his film, and Pulitzer-winning book, “Slavery by Another Name,” which chronicle the return of forced labor across the South between the Civil War and WWII. The talk includes brief film clips. Part of the Vermont Humanities Council First Wednesdays series.

 

Saturday, Feb 10

Contra dance in Cornwall. Saturday, Feb. 10, 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. More info at 802-462-3722.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 14

“David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, Feb. 14, 11 a.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. In-depth and intimate interviews with Britain’s most popular artist during his hugely successful shows at the Royal Academy of Arts in 2012 and 2016. Part of THT’s Great Art Wednesdays series. Tickets: adults $13/students $8 available at 802-382-9222, townhalltheater.org, at the box office Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m., or at the door.

 

Saturday, Feb. 17

“L’Elisir d’Amore” live stream in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 17, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The MET’s production of Donizetti’s comedy. A free talk about the opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 12:15 p.m. Tickets: adults $24/$10 students, and are available at 802-382-9222, townhalltheater.org, at the box office Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m., or at the door.

 

Saturday, Feb 24

Formosa Folk on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 24, TBA, Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. The Formosa Quartet returns to Middlebury to perform a folk-influenced program, including Dana Wilson’s Hungarian Folk Songs, Mark O’Connor’s Appalachia Waltz, and Dvorak’s American Quartet. Tickets $16-$26. More info at capitalcityconcerts.org.

“La Boheme” live stream in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb, 24, 12:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The World’s most popular opera returns in this MET production with a cast of young stars. A free talk about the opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 11:45 p.m. Tickets: adults $24/$10 students, and are available at 802-382-9222, townhalltheater.org, at the box office Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m., or at the door.

 

Sunday, Feb. 25

“Sex With Strangers” on stage in Middlebury. Sunday, Feb. 25, 4 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S Pleasant St. Middlebury Actors Workshop present the story of twenty-something sex blogger Ethan and unsung forty-ish novelist Olivia and their complicated relationship. (Language warning).

 

Saturday, March 3

Try Hockey for Free in Middlebury. Saturday, March. 3, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Memorial Sports Center, 296 Buttolph Dr. Hosted by the Middlebury Amateur Hockey Association, Try Hockey for Free is designed to provide kids between the ages of four and nine with a completely free experience to try youth hockey. A limited amount of equipment is available to borrow. MAHA coaches will be on the ice to assist the children in learning the basics. Youngsters do not need any previous skating or hockey experience. More info at www.middhockey.com or [email protected].

Carnevale Vergennes in Vergennes. Saturday, March 3, TBA, Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. An annual fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vergennes, The Vergennes Partnership and the Vergennes Opera House. Great Music, unusual acts, interesting prizes, food, cash bar and dancing, with or without Carnevale costumes. Ticket info TBA.

 

Wednesday, March 7

“Holbein: Eye of the Tudors” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, March 7, 11 a.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Henry the VIII’s court painter recorded the most notorious era in English History. This film examines the life and work of Hans Holbein. Part of THT’s Great Art Wednesdays series. Tickets: adults $13/students $8 available at 802-382-9222, townhalltheater.org, at the box office Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m., or at the door.

Presidents appointing judges talk in Middlebury. Wednesday, March 7, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Join UVM professor Lisa Holmes as she explains how presidents have long used judicial appointments to tilt the judiciary in one direction or another, and on occasion gaining great political benefit from appointing judges for ideological reasons. Part of the Vermont Humanities Council First Wednesdays series.

 

Saturday, March 10

“Quilters, the Musical” in Brandon. Saturday, March. 10, 4 p.m., Brandon Inn, 20 Park St. A tender, moving play about a pioneer woman and her daughters that portrays the lot of women on the prairie through music, dance and drama. Free will donation.

Contra dance in Cornwall. Saturday, March 10, 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. More info at 802-462-3722.

 

Saturday, March 17

Prydein on stage in Vergennes. Saturday, March 17, 7 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Enjoy St. Patrick’s day with this Celtic rock band, along with the Catamount Bagpipe Band. Doors and cash bar open at 6:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday, April 4

Understanding scripture lecture in Middlebury. Wednesday, April 4, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Middlebury Professor Emeritus John Keene considers how we come to understand scripture and gain an interfaith reading of the text by stepping back to see it in context. Part of the Vermont Humanities Council First Wednesdays series.

 

Saturday, April 14

Contra dance in Cornwall. Saturday, April 14, 7-9:30 p.m., Cornwall Town Hall, Route 30. Featuring Luke Donforth calling to live banjo and fiddle music by Red Dog Riley. $5-10/person (sliding scale). All are welcome. No experience or partner necessary. More info at 802-462-3722.

 

Wednesday, May 2

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

 

Sunday, June 3

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

 

LIVE MUSIC

 

Maiden Vermont in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek.

Modigliani String Quartet in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Caroline Cotter an Emily Scott Robinson in Brandon. Friday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Middlebury College Community Chorus in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Chelsea Berry in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Moose Crossing in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek.

Middlebury College Community Chorus in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 19, 3 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

George Winston in Middlebury. Friday, Dec. 1, Town Hall Theater.

Led Zeppelin Tribute in Middlebury. Friday, Dec 1, 7:30 p.m., Marquis Theater.

Daddy Long Legs in Ripton. Saturday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House

Horse Traders in Vergennes. Saturday, Dec. 2, 8 p.m., Vergennes Opera House.

 

 

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Night Tree in Ripton. Saturday, Jan. 6, 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 26-July 21, Central Park, July 28-through Oct. 20, Crescent Park. Vegetables, flowers, plants, Vermont maple syrup, honey, baked goods, organic beef, goat cheese, hand-crafted and tie-dyed items, jewelry, paintings and more.

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

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

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

SPORTS

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

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

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

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 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: 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: 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, 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Middlebury College Community Chorus. Mead Chapel. Open to all singers without auditions. Tuesdays and Sundays, 7-8:30 p.m., Beginning Sept. 12, Mead Chapel. Conductor Jeff Rehbach, 443-5811; manager Mary Longey, 236-7933.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Writing Workshops on Vergennes. “Writing Horror: Defining Terror, Fear & the Dark Side of Imagination,” Thursdays, Sept. 7-Oct. 26, 6-8 p.m. “Microcosms and Magnification: The Short Story,” Wednesdays, Sept. 13-Nov. 8, 3-5 p.m. Bixby Library.

HEALTH & PARENTING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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. 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.

Sun Style Tai Chi. St Peter’s Parish Hall, Vergennes. Intermediate, Tuesdays, 9-10 a.m., Sept. 25-Dec.11. Beginner, Tuesdays, 10:15-11:15 a.m., Sept 25-Oct. 30.

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 Wallis. Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m., Holley Hall, Bristol. Fridays 11 a.m.-noon, Middlebury Rec Center, 154 Creek Rd., Middlebury.

Tai Chi Sun Style for Beginners. Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m., Holley Hall, Bristol. Through Nov. 15.

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

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 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.

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

MEALS

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

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

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

CVAA Senior Meals:

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

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

Middlebury: VFW, Exchange Street. Special noon meal on the first Friday of the month. Tracy Corbett, 1-800-642-5119, ext. 1070. Free transportation: ACTR, 388-1946.

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 go51main.com.

Art on Main. 25 Main St., Bristol. Gallery open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and noon-4 p.m. on Sundays. 453-4032, [email protected] or artonmain.net.“Bringing the Outside In” Oct. 13-Nov. 12.

ARTSight Gallery, 6 South St., Bristol. “The Art of Word,” Sept. 1-Dec. 31.

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

BigTown Gallery, 99 North Main St., Rochester. 767-9670, and 245 Main St., Vergennes. bigtowngallery.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. 247-4956 or brandonartistsguild.com.

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. 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.

Compass Music and Arts Center, 333 Jones Drive, Brandon. cmacvt.org. On Exhibit On exhibit Nov. 17- Dec. 31, Stephanie Stouffer’s “Holiday Legacy.”

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.

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

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

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

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

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

The M Gallery. 3 Mill St., Middlebury.

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

Middlebury College Johnson Memorial Building. 443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts. Silkscreen Prints by students of Hedya Klein, Tuesday, Nov. 28-Tuesday, Dec 5.

Middlebury College Museum of Art. 72 Porter Field/Route 30 South. 443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts. Museum is closed Mondays. On exhibit: “A Story of Art: Gifts and Bequests from Charles Moffat ’67 and Lucinda Herrick.” Tuesday, Sept. 5-Sunday, Dec. 10. “Land and Lens: Photographers Envision the Environment.” Sept. 15-Sunday, Dec. 10. Fridays at the museum when classes are in session, at 12:15 p.m.: casual and informative programs ranging from gallery talks to short performances. Free.

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

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

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

Orwell Free Library. 948-2041.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stone Leaf Tea House. Marble Works, Middlebury.

The Storm Café. 3 Mill St., Middlebury.

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

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

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

Town Hall Theater Jackson Gallery, Merchants Row, Middlebury. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. 382-9222. “Lyn DuMoulin: Places of the Heart,” Oct. 6- Nov. 12. “Tenth Annual Holiday Show of Original Works by Local Artists,” Nov. 18-Dec. 31.

Vermont Folklife Center. 88 Main St., Middlebury. Gallery and shop hours Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission by donation. 388-4964. “Driving the Back Roads: In Search of Old-Time Vermonters” Sept. 23-Jan. 6, 2018.

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAMS

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

Brandon Free Public Library. Hours: Wednesday, 4-7 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Magic the Gathering Table Top drop-in gaming, Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.; Storytime (during school year) Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., Fridays, 3:00 p.m.; Friday film on the big screen, Fridays, 1:30 p.m.;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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