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Monday, Jan. 15

Day of Diversity in Bristol. Monday Jan. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Lawrence Memorial Library, 40 North St. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, join folks for films, crafts, music, storytelling, and food. For all ages and free. More info call 802-453-2366.

Free Beginner/Intermediate Sun Style Tai Chi classes in Vergennes. Begins Monday, Jan. 15, 10:15-11:15 a.m. St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 85 S. Maple St. Come practice Beginner/Intermediate Level, Parts 1 & 2 on Mondays & Wednesdays through April 11. More info contact Beverly Blakeney at 802-222-0455 or email [email protected].

Martin Luther King Jr. Day concert in Middlebury. Monday, Jan. 15, 4 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. In “Diva Man and Friends: A Special Concert in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.” Come experience François Clemmons and a number of his talented “friends” as they honor Dr. King with music, song, poetry, and readings from other civil rights and anti-slavery pioneers.

Brain Injury Support Group meeting in Middlebury. Monday, Jan 15, 5-6:30, Community Meeting Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. The discussion will focus on sharing helpful strategies for the new year. More info contact Lisa at 802-388-2720

 

Tuesday, Jan. 16

Blood pressure/foot care clinic in Brandon. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 11 a.m., Conant Square. Sponsored by VNA & Hospice of Southwest Region; $10; no appointment necessary. More info: 802-770-1536.

Talk by Addison Godine in Middlebury. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 4:30 p.m., Room 304, Johnson Memorial Building. Godine is director of construction for Getaway, a “tiny house hotel” company in Brooklyn. He also created the uhü (urban housing unit), a compact apartment space on wheels that traveled through Boston as a pop-up exhibition. As an architectural studies major at Middlebury, Godine was a leader of the 2011 Solar Decathlon team. Free.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 17

Soup supper in New Haven. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 6 p.m., New Haven Congregational Church. The Ladies Union will offer a variety of soups, bread, crackers, beverage and dessert. $8 adults. More info: call Carol at 453-5059.

Book discussion in Middlebury. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 6 p.m., Shafer’s Market & Deli, 54 College St. Meet and discuss “The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie” by Alan Bradley. Open to everyone; the Mystery Readers Book Group meets on Wednesdays every month.

 

Thursday, Jan. 18

“Civility in Divisiveness? A Lesson from America’s Civil War” talk in Middlebury. Thursday, Jan. 18, 4-5 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. A reception, talk and discussion with noted teacher, historian and author, Bill Quigley, as he chronicles the amazing story told in his historical narrative “Pure Heart.”

Discover Girl Scouts in Middlebury. Thursday, Jan. 18, 6-7 p.m., Mary Hogan Elementary School Library, Mary Hogan Dr. Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains will be holding a free information session for girls and parents. Meet local Girl Scouts and volunteers, learn about expanded STEM and outdoor programs, enjoy fun, girl-led activities and explore becoming a Girl Scout. More info at girlscoutsgwm.org, or 888-474-9686.

Addison County 4-H Foundation annual meeting in Middlebury. Thursday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m., UVM Extension Office, on Pond Lane. More info contact Martha Seifert at 802-388-4969.

 

Friday, Jan. 19

Green Mountain Club hike or snowshoe at Watershed Center in Bristol. Friday, Jan. 19. Moderate four-mile hike on the Middle Forest Trail. Meet at Watershed’s parking area (approximately 1.3 miles east of North Street, New Haven, on Plank Rd near the Bristol town line). Wear appropriate clothing; bring water, food and hiking poles if desired. More info contact Ruth Penfield at [email protected] or 802-388-5407. For more activities visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

Gallery talk in Middlebury. Friday, Jan. 19, 12:30 p.m., Sabra Field Lecture Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Middlebury College senior Caroline Knapp, a joint major in History of Art and Architecture and Classics, presents her senior work in process on the museum’s recently acquired and richly storied portrait from Fayum, Egypt. Part of the Fridays at the Museum series. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Italy spaghetti dinner in Bristol. Friday, Jan. 19, 5-7 p.m., St. Ambrose Parish Hall, 11 School St. Hosted by the St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus, the menu includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti with sauce, garlic bread, salad, beverages, and dessert. All proceeds will go toward furthering the Knights' mission of aiding the community in a variety of ways from Coats for Kids to the Special Olympics. Tickets $10 adults/$5 children 12 and under/$25 family.

Ladies Union Soup Supper in New Haven. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 6 p.m., New Haven Congregational Church, Town Hill Rd. A variety of soups, bread, crackers, beverages and dessert. Admission $8 adults. More info contact Carol at 802-453-5059.

Addison Otters Paint Night fundraiser in Bristol. Friday, Jan. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Cafeteria, Mt. Abraham Union High School, Airport Rd. A paint ‘n’ sip event to raise funds for the Addison Otters swim team. Tickets $35 in Advance/$40 at the door. More info contact Jackie at 802-349-9315 or Jackie Rivers Paint N Sip Facebook page.

 

Saturday, Jan. 20

Green Mountain Club TAM hike in Middlebury. Saturday, Jan. 20. An easy to moderate three-plus mile hike that meanders through Battell and Means Woods with an 800 feet ascent up Chipman Hill. Wear appropriate clothing for hiking and bring water, a snack and hiking poles, if used. This is a dog friendly event. More info contact Mike Greenwood at [email protected] or 802-349-5653 or Wendy Warren at [email protected] or 609-751-7633. For more activities visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

Cabin fever breakfast in Shoreham. Saturday, Jan. 20, 8-10 a.m., Shoreham Congregational Church, School Rd. Menu includes pancakes with maple syrup, home fries, sausage, breakfast casseroles and more. Tickets Adults $8/Children $4/Families $20. Bring a non-perishable food item donation for the food shelf.

Landowners discuss potential pipeline at meeting in Leicester. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2 p.m., Leicester Meeting House, Route 7. Landowners who gained experience and insight as to how Vermont Gas Systems operates and how contracts are negotiated during the laying of the natural gas pipeline from Colchester to Middlebury will inform those in the potential path of an extension of that pipeline to Rutland. The goal is to protect landowner rights and to help those affected make sound decisions. Refreshments will be served.

“Chasing Coral” on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, Jan. 20, 3 and 8 p.m., Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center, 356 College St. This film taps into the collective will and wisdom of an ad man, a self-proclaimed coral nerd, top-notch camera designers, and renowned marine biologists as they invent the first time-lapse camera to record bleaching events as they happen. Battling technical malfunctions and the force of nature, they document the tragic transformation below the waves. Q&A with cinematographer and alum Andrew Ackerman. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Jeremy Holt in Middlebury. Saturday, Jan. 20, 3-5 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. Vermont writer Jeremy Holt signs his latest book, “Skinned.” Light refreshments will be served at this reception and book signing.

Skate with the Panther Women in Middlebury. Saturday, Jan. 20, 5-6 p.m., Kenyon Arena. Fans young and old are invited to join the Middlebury College women’s hockey team on the ice after their 3 p.m. game vs. Bowdoin. Team pictures will be provided. Sponsored by Friends of Panther Hockey.

King Pede party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Jan. 20, 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.

“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.

Swing Noire on stage in Brandon. Saturday, Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Come see Vermont’s hottest Hot Club style quartet who play with great energy, soul, sophistication, and 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.

 

Sunday, Jan. 21

All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast in Addison. Sunday, Jan. 21, 7-11 a.m., Addison Fire Station, Jct. Routes 17 & 22A. 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 for the Addison Volunteer Fire Department. More information at 802-759-2237.

Champlain Valley Fiddlers in Middlebury. Sunday, Jan. 21, noon-5 p.m., VFW, 530 Exchange St. All fiddlers welcome. Music and dancing. Refreshments available. Donation $3.

 

Monday, Jan. 22

“Love, Grief, and Activism: Mindfulness in Times of Crisis” lecture in Middlebury. Monday, Jan. 22, 4:30-6 p.m., Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center, 356 College St. Come and hear Lama Rod Owens, an author, activist, and Lama (Buddhist Teacher) in the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism, as he discusses a radical vision of bringing our full selves into the complexity of living.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 23

Michael Katz in Middlebury. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 4-5:30 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Acclaimed translator and Middlebury College professor Michael R. Katz reads from and discusses his latest translated work, “Crime and Punishment.”

Diabetes Prevention Program in Middlebury. Begins Tuesday, Jan. 23, 4:30 p.m., Porter Medical Center. The first session of a 16-week program designed to help people who are deemed at-risk for type one diabetes. Potential candidates are those considered pre-diabetic based on elevated results in glucose tolerance test, or A1C or previous diagnosis of gestational diabetes. Persons considered at-risk may also qualify to participate. Free. Registration required. Contact Michele Butler, Community Health Team, 802-388-8860 or [email protected].

 

Wednesday, Jan. 24

“Power and Culture in Foreign Aid: Beyond the Savior Complex” in Middlebury. Wednesday Jan. 24, 4-9 p.m., Robert A. Jones ‘59 Conference Room, Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Middlebury College. The fifth annual student-organized conference on global development and aid. More info at https://tinyurl.com/y8tx39xm.

VFW Paint N Sip fundraiser in Middlebury. Wednesday, Jan. 24, 6-8 p.m. VFW, 530 Exchange St. A paint ‘n’ sip event to raise funds for local veterans’ programs. Limited tickets available. Tickets $35. Pre-registration required. More info call the VFW at 802-388-9468 or register at bit.ly/2AxVEXl.

 

Thursday, Jan. 25

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section annual meeting in Middlebury. Thursday, Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. A brief social time with hearty refreshments will be followed by the meeting. GMC’s Kristin McLane will present a program and photographs of her summer 2017 hike on the long distance Cohos Trail in New Hampshire. More info contact Ruth Penfield at 802-388-5407 or [email protected]. Accessible parking at Middlebury Union High School. For more activities visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

“Power and Culture in Foreign Aid: Beyond the Savior Complex” in Middlebury. Wednesday Jan. 25, 4-9 p.m., Robert A. Jones ‘59 Conference Room, Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Middlebury College. The fifth annual student-organized conference on global development and aid. More info at https://tinyurl.com/y8tx39xm.

John Graham Housing & Services farewell and welcome celebration in Vergennes. Thursday, Jan. 25, 6 p.m., Northern Daughters Gallery, 221 Main St. Join the staff, board and volunteers as they celebrate the contributions of outgoing executive director Elizabeth Ready and welcome new co-directors Peter Kellerman and Kate Schirmer-Smith. Catering by Three Squares Café. Suggested $10 donation. Proceeds to benefit John Graham Housing & Services. RSVP to [email protected].

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section annual meeting in Middlebury. Thursday, Jan. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. Meeting followed by a talk by Kristin McLane, GMA Membership & Communications coordinator on her summer 2017 hike of the 170 mile Cohos trail in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. More info at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Eric Sorenson speaks in New Haven. Thursday, Jan. 25, 7 p.m., Town Offices, North St. Sorenson, a Natural Community Ecologist for the VT Fish & Wildlife Department will give a presentation entitled “Vermont Conservation Design: A Vision for Our Ecological Future — How Do New Haven and Neighboring Areas Fit into this Vision?” Free. Part of the New Haven’s Armchair Naturalist Speaker Series.

 

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.

Green Mountain Club hike or snowshoe to Silent Cliff in Hancock. Saturday, Jan. 27. Hike steeply north on the Long Trail from Route 125, Middlebury Gap, for 0.4 of a mile to the more level Silent Cliff trail south 0.4 miles for views of Monastery Mountain and the Green Mountains south. Wear appropriate clothing for hiking and bring water, a snack and hiking poles, if used. More info contact Anne Christie at [email protected] or 802-388-4347. For more activities visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

“Recharge Together: A Day of Active Hope” workshop in Middlebury. Saturday, Jan. 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. In a follow-up to a similar workshop of a year ago, the Interfaith Climate Action Network (ICAN) offers this day of experiential, interactive practices, inspired by the work of Buddhist Joanna Macy. Two registration options: half day from 9 a.m.-noon, and full day from 9 a.m.-4-p.m. Drinks and light refreshments will be provided. Bring lunch. Suggested donation $10.00, to go to a local non-profit. More info contact Heidi Willis at [email protected] or 802-352-4327.

“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.

Benefit Paint N Sip in North Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Jan. 27, 5-7 p.m., The Village Tavern, Route 7. Cost is $40 and proceeds go to benefit UVM Children’s Hospital. More info contact Jackie Rivers at 802-349-9315 or Jackie Rivers Paint N Sip on Facebook.

Deb Brisson and the Hay Burners in Brandon. Saturday, Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Led by Brisson’s powerful, expressive vocals, this group of veteran Addison County performers offers music that is real and heartfelt, from soulful and bluesy to rocking alt-country. 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.

Patrick Ross performs in Bristol. Saturday, Jan. 27, 8-10 p.m., Walkover Gallery and Concert Room, Main St. The first show in this years Cabin Fever Series will feature multi-instrumental wiz Patrick Ross. Tickets are $20 More info or for reservations call 802-453-3188 x2.

 

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.

 

Monday, Jan. 29

Town forests public visioning workshop and open house in Middlebury. Monday, Jan. 29, 6-8 p.m., Middlebury Town Offices, 77 Main St. Share thoughts and ideas to help explore the range of recreational uses you’d like to see in Battell Woods, Means Woods, and Chipman Hill town forests. The workshop is an open house format, so drop in any time. More info at addisonindependent.com/201801middlebury-prepare-plan-its-public-forests-1.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 30

Howard Frank Mosher commemorative book event in Middlebury. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 6:30-8 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. In celebration of the late Vermont author Howard Frank Mosher, community members read from his work, featuring his last book, “Points North.”

 

Thursday, Feb. 1

Photo exhibit opening reception and gallery talk in Middlebury. Thursday, Feb. 1, 5-7 p.m. the Vermont Folklife Center, 88 Main St. “Up Home” is a display of hand-colored photographs by Susanne and Neil Rappaport. They depict the home and life of Minnie Griswold, who passed away in 1952. Complimentary locally-sourced food and drink, including beer, wine, craft cheeses, produce, and more will be served. Free and open to the public.

 

Friday, Feb. 2

Local student art show opening in Brandon. Friday, Feb. 2, 5-7 p.m., Brandon Artists Guild, 7 Center St. The annual show of new artwork by local students, grades K through 12, including work from students at Barstow Memorial, Leicester Central, Lothrop Elementary, Neshobe Elementary, Otter Valley Union, Sudbury Country, and Whiting Elementary schools. The show runs through Feb. 27.

“Best of the Fest” films on screen in Vergennes. Friday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF) brings two of their 2017 award-winning films to Vergennes as part of its statewide winter tour. The screening will open with the short, “An Autobiography,” followed by the feature film, “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story.”

 

Saturday, Feb. 3

Green Mountain Club hike or snowshoe Raven Ridge in Monkton. Saturday, Feb. 3. A Moderate 2.2-mile round trip on Mature Conservancy protected land. Loop starts at a causeway across a swamp and up onto the ridge returning through the woods. Views to the west from summit. Wear appropriate clothing, bring water, a snack and hiking poles if desired. More info contact Ruth Penfield at 802-388-5407 or [email protected]. For more activities visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

Town-wide rummage sale in Shoreham. Saturday, Feb. 3, 9 a.m.-noon, Shoreham Elementary School, School Rd. Help the Shoreham Elementary School 5th and 6th grades raise funds for the annual 6th grade trip to KEEC, Keewaydin Environmental Education Center, in May. Organizers are looking for donations of clean, gently-used clothing. Drop off times are at the school from Jan. 29 to Feb.2 during school hours — 7:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

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.

“Picasso at the Lapin” on Stage in Middlebury. Thursday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Opening night for the Middlebury Community Players’ production of Steve Martin’s long-running Off-Broadway absurdist comedy of historical fiction, which finds Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso meeting in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. Tickets $12 plus $1 THT preservation fee, available at Town Hall Theater Box Office Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. or 802-382-9222.

 

Friday, Feb. 9

“Picasso at the Lapin” on Stage in Middlebury. Friday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The Middlebury Community Players’ production of Steve Martin’s long-running Off-Broadway absurdist comedy of historical fiction, which finds Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso meeting in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. Tickets $17 plus $2 THT preservation fee, available at Town Hall Theater Box Office Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. or 802-382-9222.

 

Saturday, Feb 10

Green Mountain Club hike or snowshoe the TAM in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 10, meet at Wright Park. An easy three-mile hike from Wright Park to Belden Falls with a return to Wright Park. Wear appropriate clothing, bring water, a snack and hiking poles if desired. This is a family and dog friendly hike. More info contact David Andrews at [email protected] or 802-388-4894. For more activities visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

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.

“Picasso at the Lapin” on Stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The Middlebury Community Players’ production of Steve Martin’s long-running Off-Broadway absurdist comedy of historical fiction, which finds Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso meeting in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. Tickets $17 plus $2 THT preservation fee, available at Town Hall Theater Box Office Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. or 802-382-9222.

 

Sunday, Feb. 11

“Picasso at the Lapin” on Stage in Middlebury. Sunday, Feb. 11, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The Middlebury Community Players’ production of Steve Martin’s long-running Off-Broadway absurdist comedy of historical fiction, which finds Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso meeting in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. Tickets $17 plus $2 THT preservation fee, available at Town Hall Theater Box Office Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. or 802-382-9222.

 

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.

 

Thursday, Feb. 15

School Maker Faire in Middlebury. Thursday, Feb. 15, 4-7 p.m., Hannaford Career Center, 51 Charles Ave. A kick-off event in support of creating a maker space in Middlebury. Coinciding with the Career Center open house, this event will provide opportunity to showcase local makerism, create connections in the local maker web and gauge interest in having the resources of the Career Center available to the community after school. More info contact [email protected].

 

Saturday, Feb. 17

Green Mountain Club Mt. Philo hike in Charlotte. Saturday, Feb. 17. An easy/moderate two-mile hike with an elevation gain of 636 feet and breathtaking views of the Lake Champlain Valley and New York’s Adirondack Mountains. Wear appropriate clothing for hiking and bring water, a snack and hiking poles, if used. For more information contact Ralph Burt at 802-355-4415. For more activities visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

“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.

Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” in Brandon. Saturday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Come hear Barn Opera’s debut performance. Vermont-based opera professionals will stage this tragically romantic work as a benefit for the Compass Music and Arts Foundation. Invitations sent to anyone making a donation of $50 or more to the Foundation. More info at [email protected] or at 802-247-4295.

 

Sunday, Feb 18

Green Mountain Club Young Adventurers Silver Lake hike in Goshen. Sunday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m. The Young Adventurers Club is geared towards adventurers 4-8 but all are welcomed. 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.

“I Am Evidence” on screen in Middlebury. Sunday, Feb. 18, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The MNFF Winter Screening Series present this documentary directed by Trish Adlesic and produced by Mariska Hargitay. Watch the trailers, read more about the films and buy tickets at middfilmfest.org. A series pass, covering admission to all six films, is available for $60. Individual tickets to the films are $12. Also available on the THT website, at the THT box office or day of show.

 

Wednesday, Feb 21

Green Mountain Club Taylor Outdoor Adventure Series in Middlebury. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. This year’s Taylor Series Lecture will be “Walking the Coast to Coast Path” by GMC members Deb Van Schaack & Nancy Custer Carroll. They will share images and stories of their fifteen-day, self-guided walk across northern England. Accessible parking at Middlebury Union High School. For more activities visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

 

Saturday, Feb 24

Green Mountain Club walk or snowshoe in Shelburne. Saturday, Feb. 24, Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Rd. Walk or snowshoe the Farm Trail, approx. 4.5 miles from the Welcome Center. Wear appropriate clothing, bring water, a snack and hiking poles if desired. Email or call Ruth Penfield for meeting time and place at 802-388-5407 or [email protected]. For more activities visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

Formosa Folk on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 24, time 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 20-something sex blogger Ethan and unsung 40-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.

 

Sunday, March 4

MNFF Oscar Red Carpet Party in Middlebury. Sunday, March 4, time TBA, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Get out the fancy clothes and watch the Academy Awards on the big screen while eating three-course meal. A fundraiser for the MNFF, Tickets available in January. MNNF Festival passes to those who lick the most Oscar winners.

 

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.

 

Sunday March 11

“Novitiate” on screen in Middlebury. Sunday, March 11, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The MNFF Winter Screening presents this narrative drama directed by Maggie Betts. Watch the trailers, read more about the films and buy tickets at middfilmfest.org. A series pass, covering admission to all six films, is available for $60. Individual tickets to the films are $12. Also available on the THT website, at the THT box office or day of show.

 

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.

 

Sunday, April 7

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

 

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.

 

Saturday, May 6

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

 

Sunday, May 11

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

 

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

Swing Noire in Brandon. Saturday, Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Deb Brisson and the Hay Burners in Brandon, Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Patrick Ross in Bristol. Saturday, Jan. 27, 8-10 p.m., Walkover Gallery and Concert Room.

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LC Jazz in Vergennes. Saturday, February 3, 7 p.m., Vergennes Opera House.

Formosa Folk in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 24, TBA, Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society.

Prydein in Vergennes. Saturday, March 17, 7 p.m., Vergennes Opera House.

 

 

ONGOING EVENTS

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

FARMERS’ MARKETS

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

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

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

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

SPORTS

Chess Club of Addison County in Middlebury. Wednesdays, 3:15-6 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m., Aurora Learning Center.

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

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

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

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

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

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

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

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

BINGO

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

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

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

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

FUNDRAISING SALES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jam session for teens in Middlebury. Second and fourth Thursdays of each month, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Addison Central Teen Center, Warming Hut, Mary Hogan Drive. Bring your own instrument or borrow one of ours. To register, call 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. Wednesdays, 9 p.m., Two Brothers Tavern

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

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

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

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

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

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

Middlebury College Community Chorus. Mead Chapel. Open to all singers without auditions. Tuesdays and Sundays, 7-8:30 p.m., 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 vtukes.webs.com for info. Extra ukuleles for beginners.

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

HEALTH & PARENTING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Foot care clinic in Vergennes. 9 a.m.-noon, 1st Tuesdays every month. Armory Lane Senior Housing. 802-388-7259

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

Grief 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, Creek Road. 388-4249.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tai Chi 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. All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet,1st Sunday of every month except April 1st, Easter Sunday. 8-10 a.m., adults $9/children $4.50. Fundraiser for Veterans’ programs. Pancakes, VT Maple Syrup, Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Corn Beef Hash, Sausage Gravy and Biscuits, Hash Browns, Toast, Coffee, and Orange Juice.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ART EXHIBITS & MUSEUMS

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

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

ARTSight Gallery, 6 South St., Bristol. “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. “An Installation of Folk, Ethnic, Vintage & Contemporary Art inspired by André Breton’s Studio at the Centre Pompidou,” Dec. 7.-Jan. 31, in Vergennes. “Nancy Taplin: Painter, A Select Retrospective.” Dec. 7-March 31, in Rochester. 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. Winter in Vermont, through Jan. 30. Local Student art show, Feb. 2-27. 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.

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. Member artist winter show Jan. 1-Feb. 22. ‘“Never Felt Better,” Feb. 23-April 1.

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. “Landscape Re-Imagined: The Autumn Campus” Tuesday, Jan. 9, 8 a.m.- Monday, Jan. 15, 8 p.m.

Middlebury College Museum of Art. 72 Porter Field/Route 30 South. 443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts. Museum is closed Mondays. On exhibit: “10 Years: The Cameron Print Project,” Tuesday, Jan. 9-Sunday, April 29. 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. “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. Mark Benton “Rural Industry: An Embellishment or Blemish on the Landscape?” through Jan. 31.

 

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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