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Thursday, Nov. 15

“Religious Rise in China: The Case of Catholicism and the People’s Republic” lecture in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 15, 3-4 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Nicholas Clifford, Middlebury College Professor Emeritus in History, delivers this talk. Free and open to the public.

A Walk in their Shoes: Dementia Simulation in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 15, 4-5 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Understand how it feels to manage the many challenges dementia presents. Certified dementia practitioners will guide participants through the challenges of compromised vision, hearing and dexterity which all affect cognition. Free and open to the public. Fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected].

“Emperor and Poet: Mansa Musa, Al Saheli, and the Unlikely 1325 Friendship that Built Timbuktu and the Mali Empire” in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 15, 4:30 p.m., Sabra Field Lecture Hall (Room 125), Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Suzanne Preston Blier, Allen Whitehill Clowes Professor of Fine Arts and of African and African American Studies Harvard University presents this lecture on Emperor Mansa Musa of Mali, who in 1325, was the world’s richest man by far. He and his new court architect Al Saheli — a Granada-born poet and lawyer — built Timbuktu into an important architectural and university center at the moment of transition from the medieval world to the modern era. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

“Evening to Honor Women’s Rights,” in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. WomenSafe and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England will present Willow O’Feral’s “Break the Silence,” a one-hour documentary profiling reproductive and sexual health stories. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring O’Feral and advocates from WomenSafe and Planned Parenthood. All proceeds will benefit the two organizations. Tickets $10, available at townhalltheater.org and in person at Town Hall Theater (box office open Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Contact [email protected] or call 802-388-4205 to ask about free or reduced admission if ticket cost is a concern.

“Anything Goes” on stage in Vergennes. Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., Auditorium, Vergennes Union High School, 50 Monkton Rd. Come see VUHS’ fall musical. Tickets available at VUHS during evening rehearsals and at Everywear in Vergennes.

“Singing in the Rain” on stage in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., Auditorium, Middlebury Union High School, Charles Ave. Come see the MUHS version of this classic. Tickets $10 adults/ $8 student and seniors. To reserve call 802-382-1192.

“Newsies” on stage in Bristol. Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., Auditorium, Mt Abraham Union High School, Airport Rd. Set in turn-of-the-century New York City, come see this rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy, and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right. Tickets $12 for adults/$8 children under 12 and seniors.

 

Friday, Nov. 16

Age Well senior luncheon in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 16, 11:30 a.m., Rosie’s, Route 7 South. Doors open at 11:30, meal served at Noon. Join us for macaroni and cheese, ham steak, peas, coleslaw and grape nut custard. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Bittner antiques roadshow in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 16, 2-4 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Bring a treasured item or two and learn more about its history and value from Brian Bittner, owner of Bittner’s Antiques who often handles artwork, silver, jewelry, and older antique smalls and collectibles. Refreshments and social hour to follow. Free and open to the public. Fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected].

Local artists opening reception in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 16, 5-7 p.m., Jackson Gallery. Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The Jackson Gallery will feature 25 regional artists whose work represents a wide variety of media and styles. All have been recognized for their individual approaches to design and image. Affordable works available for immediate purchase. More info at 802-382-9222 or townhalltheater.org.

Reception and wine tasting in Vergennes. Friday, Nov. 16, 5-8 p.m., Creative Space Gallery, 214 Main St. Preview holiday specials and work from member and guest artists, while enjoying wines courtesy of Vergennes Wine, paired with Thanksgiving-themed treats.

“Eighth Grade” on screen in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. In the first film of the 2018-2019 MNFF Winter Screening Series Elsie Fisher stars as an introverted teenage girl trying to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth grade year. In his feature film directing debut, comedian Bo Burnham deftly encapsulates the awkwardness, angst, self-loathing and reinvention that a teenage girl goes through on the cusp of high school. Tickets $13.

“Anything Goes” on stage in Vergennes. Friday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Auditorium, Vergennes Union High School, 50 Monkton Rd. Come see VUHS’ fall musical. Tickets available at VUHS during evening rehearsals and at Everywear in Vergennes.

“Singing in the Rain” on stage in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Auditorium, Middlebury Union High School, Charles Ave. Come see the MUHS version of this classic. Tickets $10 adults/ $8 student and seniors. To reserve call 802-382-1192 Charles Ave.

“Newsies” on stage in Bristol. Friday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Auditorium, Mt Abraham Union High School, Airport Rd. Set in turn-of-the-century New York City, come see this rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy, and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right. Tickets $12 for adults/$8 children under 12 and seniors.

Vermont Collegiate Choral Consortium: “Misa Luba” in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Choirs from Middlebury, St. Michael’s, Castleton, and Johnson State are joined by Royal Hartigan and the ensemble Blood Drum Spirit to perform this fascinating mass setting based in Congolese musical idioms. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Saturday, Nov. 17

Early bird/hunters breakfast in South Starksboro. Saturday, Nov. 17, 7-10 a.m., Jerusalem Schoolhouse. All you care to eat buffet breakfast. Tickets $9 ages 12 and over/$4 ages 5-11.

Thanksgiving breakfast in Shoreham. Saturday, Nov. 17, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Shoreham Congregational Church, 28 School Rd. Count your many blessings as you enjoy French toast, blueberry pancakes, home fries, sausages, and your choice of three egg dishes — plain scrambled eggs, Spanish scrambled eggs with potatoes and onions, or Western scrambled eggs with onions, peppers, and ham. Tickets $8 adults/$4 under 12/$20 families with young children. Place your order for either pumpkin or pecan Thanksgiving pies for $15 per pie due at the time of ordering.

Kingsland Bay hike in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Nov. 17. Join members of the Green Mountain Club and enjoy this historic site on Lake Champlain on an easy hike with scenic views. Contact leader David Andrews at [email protected] or 802-388-4894 for meeting location and details. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Holiday open house and bazaar in East Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-noon, Sarah Partridge Library, 431 E. Main St. Local arts and crafts items and maple products will be for sale, as well as house plants and a large collection of hard cover and paperback books. Free refreshments and drop-in crafts for kids.

Holiday bazaar and bake sale in Monkton. Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Friends Methodist Church, 78 Monkton Ridge. Fresh homemade doughnuts, handcrafted gifts, silent auction, delectable home baked items, homemade chocolates, Hearty soup or chili & sandwich. Lunch — eat in or to go. More info call 802-453-2870.

Holiday craft fair and bake sale in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., American Legion Post 27, 49 Wilson Rd. More than 35 crafters and vendors to start your holiday shopping off right. Come join us for a day of great food, baked goods, handmade gifts and bucket raffles. Bake sale proceeds to benefit the Legion Auxiliary children and youth programs.

Holiday fair in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Thomas and Grace Church, corner of Route 7 and Prospect St. Fair features new handmade items, new and gently used holiday items, baked goods, jellies, candy, and home canned foods and a white elephant table. The church will also be collecting new or gently used mittens to distribute to schools in the Otter Valley Unified Union School District for this winter. More info contact Madine Reed at 802-247-6877.

Meet Andrea Chesman in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 17, 1- 3 p.m., Kiss the Cook, Merchants Row. Local cookbook author Chesman will be on hand to sign her new book, “The Fat Kitchen,” a comprehensive guide to rendering and using whole animal fats, including lard, tallow, and poultry fat. Complimentary refreshments served.

“Singing in the Rain” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m., Auditorium, Middlebury Union High School, Charles Ave. Come see the MUHS version of this classic. Tickets $10 adults/ $8 student and seniors. To reserve call 802-382-1192

“Newsies” on stage in Bristol. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2 and 7 p.m., Auditorium, Mt Abraham Union High School, Airport Rd. Set in turn-of-the-century New York City, come see this rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy, and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right. Tickets $12 for adults/$8 children under 12 and seniors.

Bingo in Vergennes. Saturday, Nov. 17, 5:30-8 p.m., St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 85 South Maple Street. All cash prizes, 50/50 raffle. Refreshments sold. Sponsored by St. Peter’s Cemetery Committee to benefit the on-going efforts to repair headstones.

The Johnny Cash Tribute Show in Vergennes. Saturday, Nov.17, 7-9 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Come hear this two-hour tribute to The Man in Black. Johnny Cash tribute artist, George Richard, stars as the “golden-throated” baritone Cash. His band of talented musicians and vocalists shares a great passion for the soulful, iconic music of Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash and the Tennessee Three. Tickets $15. Available at catamountix.com. Cash only at the door.

First Annual Vermont Vocal Competition in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Singers will compete for monetary prizes and potential performance opportunities with Barn Opera, The Opera Company Of Middlebury, and Southern Vermont Lyric Theatre. A great opportunity to hear some of the emerging operatic artists in the country. Tickets adults $8/seniors and students $6/Children 12 and under free. More info at barnopera.com/competition.

Middlebury College Community Chorus performs in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. The chorus presents its annual concert in celebration of the season of Thanksgiving, performed by Middlebury College students, staff, faculty, and singers from towns throughout the area. Jeff Rehbach, conductor; Tim Guiles, accompanist. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

“Anything Goes” on stage in Vergennes. Saturday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., Auditorium, Vergennes Union High School, 50 Monkton Rd. Come see VUHS’ fall musical. Tickets available at VUHS during evening rehearsals and at Everywear in Vergennes.

Christal’s 40th Birthday Bash! in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m.-midnight, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The marvelous Christal Brown is inviting everyone to celebrate her 40th birthday at Town Hall Theater. Admission includes food, live DJ, champagne toast, a cash bar and entertainment by Farai Malianga, Evolution, and Christal Brown. All proceeds go to benefit the Town of Middlebury Parks and Recreation Dance Xplorations program. Families with mature teens should feel welcome to party as a family. Tickets $20 general admission/$60 Date night admission (includes two adults and childcare or 1 adult and 2 childcare slots – only 20 slots available). More info at townhalltheater.org.

 

Sunday, Nov. 18

All-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast in Addison. Sunday, Nov. 18, 7-11 a.m., Addison Fire Station, Routes 17 and 22A. Menu includes plain and blueberry pancakes, sausage, bacon, home fries, coffee, hot chocolate, and orange juice. Tickets $6 adults/$4 kids under 12. All proceeds used to purchase equipment for the Addison Volunteer Fire Department. More info call 802-759-2237.

Chipman Hill hike in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 18. Join the fun with the Green Mountain Club’s Young Adventurers Club. While the pace is geared towards younger adventurers (ages 4-8), everyone is welcome. Call or email YAC Leader Lauren Bierman for meeting location and details at 802-349-7498 or [email protected]. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Champlain Valley Fiddlers in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. VFW, 530 Exchange St. Music, Fun and Dancing. Refreshments available. Requested $3 donation. All fiddlers welcome.

“Marnie” live in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, *Nov. 18, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The Met Live in HD brings Composer Nico Muhly’s second new opera for the Met with this gripping re-imagining of Winston Graham’s novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities. Tickets $24 adults (+$2 preservation fee)/$10 students (+1 preservation fee), available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. *Date is different than the Met’s published schedule.

Cooie De Francesco in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Cooie’s clear and vibrant vocal stylings bring lyrics to life, whether she’s singing traditional tunes, popular songs, or originals. Part of The Residence’s Sunday Music Series. Free, open to the public and fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected].

Middlebury College Community Chorus performs in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 18, 3 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. The chorus presents its annual concert in celebration of the season of Thanksgiving, performed by Middlebury College students, staff, faculty, and singers from towns throughout the area. Jeff Rehbach, conductor; Tim Guiles, accompanist. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Sarah Cullins and Daniel Gaviria in concert in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 18, 4 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. Soprano Cullins and her husband, guitarist Gaviria, showcase their favorite styles of Latin American and Spanish music for voice and guitar as their duo, 8 Cuerdas (8 Strings). Suggested donation at the door adult with CD $25/$20 adult/$5 child.

“Hir” staged reading in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 18, 4 p.m., Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse, 1197 Exchange St. Taylor Mac’s sly, subversive play, described by The Chicago Tribune, as “a major dramatic work of the 21st Century American theater” will make its Vermont debut in a staged reading by Middlebury Actors’ Workshop’s Cutting Edge Series. A talk-back with the cast and refreshments follow the performance. Admission is free (suggested donation $10). Adult content: not recommended for children under the age of 16.

 

Monday, Nov. 19

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Bristol. Monday, Nov. 19, 10:45 a.m., Cubbers, Main St. Doors open at 10:45, meal served at 11 a.m. Chef’s Choice — always delicious — includes beverage and dessert. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 20

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Holiday Dime Fair — 30 prize packages. Tickets 10/$1.00. Doors open at 10 a.m. for fair. Bingo and coffee hour will take place in the dining room. Special SASH program — Holiday Depression with Ed Leiberman at 11:15 am. Meal served at noon of chicken and biscuit, mashed potatoes, winter mixed vegetables and a date bar. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinic in Brandon. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m., Conant Square. The cost of the foot clinic is $10. No appointment necessary. Call 802-770-1536 for more information.

 

Thursday, Nov. 22

Don’s annual Thanksgiving dinner in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 22, noon-2 p.m., VFW, 530 Exchange St. Come and enjoy this free community Thanksgiving lunch. Menu includes turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy squash, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, rolls, pumpkin pie and blueberry cream pie. More info and RSVP at 802-349-9016 or tinyurl.com/donfreeturkey.

 

 

Friday, Nov. 23

Free clothing giveaway in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 23, 2-5 p.m., Middlebury United Methodist Church, North Pleasant St. Warm coats, hats, gloves/mittens, sweaters, boots.

 

Saturday, Nov. 24

Early bird/hunters breakfast in South Starksboro. Saturday, Nov. 24, 7-10 a.m., Jerusalem Schoolhouse. All you care to eat buffet breakfast. Tickets $9 ages 12 and over/$4 ages 5-11.

Free clothing giveaway in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 24, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Middlebury United Methodist Church, North Pleasant St. Warm coats, hats, gloves/mittens, sweaters, boots.

Small Business Saturday in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 24. Shop local. This celebratory day was founded to encourage consumers across the country to support local, small businesses within their hometowns

Alpaca holiday open house in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Maple View Alpaca Farm, 185 Adams Rd. Learn about these gentle, intelligent fiber animals and how their fleece is turned into yarn and other products. The FeltLOOM, which creates felt fabric from carded fiber, will be demonstrated on both days. More info at 802-247-5412, [email protected] or mapleviewfarmalpacas.com.

Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comics in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 24, 1 and 4 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Come see this slapstick comedy act like no other. Peers leads over a dozen dogs through challenging and hilarious tricks as he plays the straight man. More info available soon online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

“King Pede” card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Nov. 24, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Town Hall and Community Center, Route 7. The evening begins at 6:30 PM with a sandwich supper and then on to the games! King Pede is a unique game that involves “trick-taking” techniques such as in Hearts and Spades or Pitch. This is a game of fun and skill so come prepared to use your strategic thinking.

Caroline Cotter in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd With a captivating soprano voice and award-winning songwriting, Caroline Cotter’s travel inspired songs take listeners all over the world and into the depths of the human heart. Show $20. Dinner and show $45. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 or email [email protected] to reserve.

Horse Traders on stage in Vergennes. Saturday, Nov. 24, 8 p.m., Vergennes Opera House 120 Main St. Veteran performers with a wide and rollicking repertoire, the Horse Traders have lit up just about every Addison County venue in recent years. Their music ranges from modern pop and oldies to classic rock, soul and country, from artists like the Pretenders, Tom Petty, the Rolling Stones, Pink, Blondie, Fleetwood Mac, Meghan Trainor, Neil Young, 4 Non Blondes and many more. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $10.

 

Sunday, Nov. 25

Alpaca holiday open house in Brandon. Sunday, Nov. 25 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Maple View Alpaca Farm, 185 Adams Rd. Learn about these gentle, intelligent fiber animals and how their fleece is turned into yarn and other products. The FeltLOOM, which creates felt fabric from carded fiber, will be demonstrated on both days. More info at 802-247-5412, [email protected] or mapleviewfarmalpacas.com.

Jenni Johnson Jazz in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Delight in Jenni’s smooth voice and unique style as she performs versatile renditions of American Jazz classics. Part of The Residence’s Sunday Music Series. Free and open to the public. Fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected].

“Honey in the Hive: Traditional Music and Step Dance” in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 25, 3-4 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Young Traditions Vermont 2018 contest winners Romy (fiddle, flute and feet) and Ben (keyboard) Munkres, with their parents Andrew Munkres (vocals, banjo and guitar) and Kristin Bolton (upright bass, vocals and feet) will play Celtic music as well traditional music from the U.S., Canada and Sweden, at times accompanied by Irish, Cape Breton, Quebecois, or Appalachian step dance. Free and open to the public.

“Kitchen Talk (Tonk) from Red Rock Farm.” in Addison. Sunday, Nov. 25, 3 p.m., Addison Fire Station, 44 Rt. 17, just west of Addison 4 Corners. At the Addison Town Historical Society meeting, Eugene and Judy Charlebois will share experiences they’ve had over the years in their 1810 stone house. Traditional music has played a big role in their days at Red Rock Farm. Light refreshments. Non-members are asked for a donation.

Memory tree lighting in Brandon. Sunday, Nov. 25, 3:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Catch the magic of the season with singing from OVUHS Chorale and the Brandon Festival Singers. At 4 p.m. the Memory Tree is lit for the season.

 

Monday, Nov. 26

Veterans’ luncheon in Middlebury. Monday, Nov. 26, 1 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Calling all Veterans to this a monthly complimentary luncheon for those who have served. Come meet other Veterans and friends and enjoy a delicious meal. Free and open to all Veterans. Fully accessible. RSVP required to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected].

 

Tuesday, Nov. 27

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal served at noon of BBQ chicken breast, mashed potatoes, beets with orange sauce, wheat bread and pineapple chunks. Bring your own place setting. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Community rhythm circle with Rob Zollman in Middlebury. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 3 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Have fun while making music. Drumming is emotionally and physically beneficial as it is gentle and supports memory function. It builds community and empowers people to enjoy music in ways they may never have experienced. Free and open to the public. Fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected].

“Can the Republican Party be Saved? Can America?” Bill Kristol lectures in Middlebury. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 4:30-6 p.m., Dana Auditorium, 356 College St. Kristol is founder and editor at large of “The Weekly Standard,” and a regular on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” and other leading political commentary shows. In 2016 Kristol emerged as a prominent Republican critic of then-candidate Donald J. Trump. He remains a vocal critic of the President.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 28

Legal and financial planning for Alzheimer’s disease workshop in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 3:30 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. An informative workshop, led by volunteer community educator Lauren Bierman. The workshop will explore the unique legal and financial issues that arise with a diagnosis of dementia and how to put plans in place. Free and open to the public. Fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected].

Leath Tonino in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 6 p.m., Marquis Theater, 65 Main St. Vermont author Tonino will discuss “The Animal One Thousand Miles Long,” a book of essays she wrote about the state of Vermont

 

Thursday, Nov. 29

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, Nov. 29, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal served at noon of roast pork, sweet potatoes, broccoli florets, dinner roll, warm applesauce and a congo bar. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

“The Midterm Elections of 2018: What Happened, and What Comes Next?” talk in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 29, 4 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Middlebury College Professor Emeritus Eric Davis addresses why the elections on November 6 for the U.S. House and U.S. Senate turn out the way they did, the results of the Vermont elections and some of the likely consequences of the election results. Free and open to the public. Fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected].

“El Norte” on Screen in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 29, 6 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Middlebury Community Classic Film Club continues its fall season, themed “Immigration and Migration.” Fleeing the violence of the Guatemalan civil war, two refugees head north through Mexico to the United States. Their story reverberates powerfully in our own time. Free. Discussion to follow. Cookies, popcorn and good coffee. See great films with friends old and new.

Animations/Concert In Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m., Twilight Auditorium, Middlebury College. Hand-drawn animations from Studio Art courses ART 185 and ART 200 will be screened along with a live concert performance by multifaceted musician and artist Raumshiff Engelmayr. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

“The Drowsy Chaperone” on stage in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 29, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Peasant St. The Middlebury Community Players stage this play-within-a-play musical show that uses all the clichéd plot devices of a 1920s musical, including mistaken identity, comedy schtick, phony accents, and dance numbers that don’t quite go with the plot. Tickets will go on sale in mid-October.

 

Friday, Nov. 30

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 30, 11 a.m., Glass Onion, Hannaford Career Center, 51 Charles Ave. Middlebury Doors open at 11 a.m. Meal served at noon. Chef’s Choice — always delicious — includes beverage and dessert. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

“Light of Christmas” marketplace in Bristol. Friday, Nov. 30, 1-5 p.m., St Ambrose Parish Hall, 11 School St. Featuring craft shop, bake shop, mercy Creation gift shop, doll & jewelry shop, wonder jars, silent auction, attic treasures and fabulous raffles — hand-made quilt, theme baskets filled with great items, 50/50. Silver Tea at 2:30 p.m.

Free clothing giveaway in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 30, 2-5 p.m., Middlebury United Methodist Church, North Pleasant St. Warm coats, hats, gloves/mittens, sweaters, boots.

Gingerbread house exhibit and competition opening reception in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 30, 4-6 p.m., Vermont Folklife Center, 88 Main St. Come see this year’s entries in the Folklife center’s annual gingerbread event. To enter go to vermontfolklifecenter.org.

Bingo Fundraiser in Salisbury. Friday, Nov. 30, 6 p.m., Salisbury Community School. Lots of prizes from local businesses. come support 5th and 6th graders.

Jupiter Quartet in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Dr. The quartet celebrates Debussy in this centenary year of his passing, with a program of Ravel and Debussy’s solitary string quartets, plus Dutilleux’s Ainsi la nuit. Pre-concert lecture by Professor of Music Larry Hamberlin, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 221. Reserved seating. Tickets: $28 Public/$22 Midd ID holders/$10 Youth/$6 Midd students. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Fall Dance Concert in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., Dance Theater, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. A dynamic evening of ideas in motion showcasing choreography by emerging student dance artists and the annual Newcomers’ Piece, choreographed this year by the Dance Company of Middlebury under the direction of Lida Winfield. Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale November 12. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

“Men on Boats” on stage in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., Seeler Studio Theater, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. This play by Jaclyn Backhaus is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale Nov. 12. More info at middelbuey.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

“The Drowsy Chaperone” on stage in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 30, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Peasant St. The Middlebury Community Players stage this play-within-a-play musical show that uses all the clichéd plot devices of a 1920s musical, including mistaken identity, comedy schtick, phony accents, and dance numbers that don’t quite go with the plot. Tickets will go on sale in mid-October.

 

Saturday, Dec. 1

Holiday Stroll in Vergennes. Saturday, Dec. 1, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Locations downtown. Celebrate the holidays in Vergennes with breakfast with Santa, Craft Fair at VUHS, Bixby Library activities, Pictures with Santa, storytelling and crafts at the Opera House, Caroling on Main  Street, other activities and Lighting of the Park. For a full schedule of events visit VergennesDowntown.org or follow on social media @VergennesPartnership.

Breakfast with Santa in Vergennes. Saturday, Dec. 1, 8-10:30 a.m., Vergennes Union High School, 50 Monkton Rd. Breakfast, an elf band and chorus, crafts for the kids, and of course a visit with Santa. Tickets $5 for kids/$7 for adults. All proceeds benefit the VUHS music program.

“Light of Christmas” marketplace in Bristol. Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., St Ambrose Parish Hall, 11 School St. Featuring craft shop, bake shop, mercy Creation gift shop, doll & jewelry shop, wonder jars, silent auction, attic treasures and fabulous raffles — hand-made quilt, theme baskets filled with great items, 50/50.

Holiday baskets silent auction in Vergennes. Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Part of the little city’s Holiday Stroll. Bidding on items closes at 1:45 p.m. and bids can be taken home or picked up later.

St. Paul’s annual Christmas bazaar in Orwell. Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Orwell Town Hall, 436 Main St. Handmade gifts, crafts, decorations, ornaments, wreaths, raffle, basket raffle, flea market, bake sale, lunch and refreshments. All proceeds benefit St. Paul’s Church.  More info contact Kathy Buxton at 802-948-2049.

Very Merry Middlebury commences in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 1, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., downtown. Opening day of Middlebury’s annual holiday festivities begins when Santa arrives at 9:30 a.m. and continues with Santa visits at the Middlebury Inn from 10 a.m.-noon, free milk and cookies at Kiss the Cook from 10 a.m.-noon, free gift wrapping at Community Barn Ventures from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and the Hot Cocoa hut serving up cocoa and fixings from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for 25 cents a cup.

Sheldon Museum’s annual Holiday Open House in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 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. The raffle features 20 creative trees decorated by local artists. See two holiday exhibits: Ho Ho Historical Holidays to You, and An Over the Top Holiday. Admission by donation. More info at 802-388-2117 or HenrySheldonMuseum.org.

Old-fashioned visits with Santa in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec 1, 10 a.m.-noon. Middlebury Inn, 16 Court Sq. Bring the tots to see the jolly old elf. A Very Merry Middlebury event.

Holiday pottery sale in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Middlebury Studio School, 2377 Route 7. Pottery by Kathy Clarke, Ken Martin, Instructors, local potters, studio assistants and students. Handmade holiday gifts at affordable prices, also cards, jewelry, paintings and some surprises. Everything is locally made. A fundraiser to benefit the school.

Make your own graham cracker gingerbread house in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec 1, 10 a.m.-noon, Community Room. Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. All materials provided. Free.

Gallery stroll in Vergennes. Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Creative Space Gallery, 214 Main St. Enjoy “make and take” activities for holiday decorating and giving.

Free clothing giveaway in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Middlebury United Methodist Church, North Pleasant St. Warm coats, hats, gloves/mittens, sweaters, boots.

Caroling, Caroling! in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 1, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Congregational Church of Middlebury, 2 Main St. All are welcome to gather on the front steps in cozy attire to celebrate the season with festive songs.

Santa Reads “The Night Before Christmas” in Vergennes. Saturday, Dec. 1, 10:30 -11 a.m. Bixby Memorial Library 258 Main St. Join Santa as he reads Clement Moore’s classic Christmas tale. Part of the little city’s Holiday Stroll.

Jon Gailmor in Vergennes. Saturday, Dec. 1, 11-11:45 a.m., Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Jon Gailmor plays holiday favorites as part of the Vergennes Holiday Stroll.

Maiden Vermont in Vergennes. Saturday, Dec. 1, 1-1:30 p.m., Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Enjoy a capella holiday serenade as part of Vergennes’ Holiday Stroll.

Prize bingo in Leicester. *CHANGED From Dec. 8* Saturday, Dec 1, 1 p.m., Senior Center, 19 Schoolhouse Rd. All are welcome and refreshments served.

“Men on Boats” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Seeler Studio Theater, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. This play by Jaclyn Backhaus is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale Nov. 12. More info at middelbuey.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Meet Vermont author Ellen Stimson in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 1, 3-4 p.m., Kiss the Cook, Merchants Row. “Ellen reads like Erma Bombeck meets E. B. White (with a dash of Elizabeth Gilbert thrown in). She’s a natural storyteller and openhearted lover of her family, her animals, and her big chaotic life.” — Boston Globe. Complimentary refreshments served.

Fall Dance Concert in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Dance Theater, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. A dynamic evening of ideas in motion showcasing choreography by emerging student dance artists and the annual Newcomers’ Piece, choreographed this year by the Dance Company of Middlebury under the direction of Lida Winfield. Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale November 12. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Amy Rigby in concert in Ripton. Saturday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House, Route 125. Doors open at 7 p.m. Come hear whimsical, often autobiographical songs. Rigby will be accompanied by her husband, Wreckless Eric. Refreshments available. Wheelchair accessible but the bathrooms are not. Call ahead for a slot on the open mic list. Admission $15 generous admission/$10 general admission/$3 for children. More info call 802-388-9782.

The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. The Sound Investment shares its recent exploration of big band music from around the world — they were surprised by what they found. It’s certain to be a special, swingin’ evening. Free.

Va-et-vient in Brandon. Saturday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Vermont’s own Va-et-vient is a trio performing French, Québecois, Cajun, and Créole music. Take a step ‘out of Vermont’ without actually leaving, and come enjoy Va-et-vient. Show $20. Dinner and show $45. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB. More info at 802-247-4295 or [email protected].

“The Drowsy Chaperone” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 1, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Peasant St. The Middlebury Community Players stage this play-within-a-play musical show that uses all the clichéd plot devices of a 1920s musical, including mistaken identity, comedy schtick, phony accents, and dance numbers that don’t quite go with the plot. Tickets will go on sale in mid-October.

 

Sunday, Dec. 2

Sheldon Museum’s annual Holiday Open House in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 2, noon-4 p.m. 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. The raffle features 20 creative trees decorated by local artists. See two holiday exhibits: Ho Ho Historical Holidays to You, and An Over the Top Holiday. Admission by donation. More info at 802-388-2117 or HenrySheldonMuseum.org.

Holiday auction in Brandon. Sunday, Dec. 2, 1:30 p.m., Brandon Free Public Library, 4 Franklin St. Be a part of an entertaining and philanthropic event. The Friends of the Brandon Library host this auction. Fun, laughter, camaraderie and a bit of wine and cheese too. Preview at 1:30 p.m. Auction begins promptly at 2 p.m. More info at [email protected] or 802-247-8230.

Chicken and Biscuit Dinner in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 2, 5-6 p.m., Middlebury United Methodist Church, Rt. 7 and Seminary Street. A warm meal to fill your tummy. Adults $8.

“Men on Boats” on stage in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m., Seeler Studio Theater, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. This play by Jaclyn Backhaus is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale Nov. 12. More info at middelbuey.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

“The Drowsy Chaperone” on stage in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Peasant St. The Middlebury Community Players stage this play-within-a-play musical show that uses all the clichéd plot devices of a 1920s musical, including mistaken identity, comedy schtick, phony accents, and dance numbers that don’t quite go with the plot. Tickets will go on sale in mid-October.

 

Monday, Dec. 3.

The Music of 209 on stage in Middlebury. Monday, Dec. 3, 8 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Students in Su Lian Tan’s Music I course perform original compositions in a semester-end celebration of their work. Free

 

Tuesday, Dec. 4

Adult drop-in crafts in Middlebury. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Free. All materials provided.

Warren Miller’s “Face of Winter” on screen in Middlebury. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. New and veteran athletes alike pay tribute to the man who started it all in “Face of Winter,” the 69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment (WME). Tickets, $20 general admission (includes $2 preservation fee). Group tickets available for $17 when purchasing 10 or more tickets (includes $2 preservation fee). available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

Lecture demonstration with Matea Mills-Andruk in Middlebury. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., Dance Theater, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Middlebury College senior Mills-Andruk will synthesize her research in the fields of dance and gender studies with this event combining movement work and the performance of written scholarship. Free.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 5

Brandon Town Hall Moonlight Madness in Brandon. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 4-8 p.m., Brandon Town Hall 1 Conant Sq., and businesses around town. Twenty-two vendors up and downstairs in the Brandon Town Hall. Chili and soup available for sale by Friends of Town Hall along with coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

Moonlight Madness in Brandon. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 4-9 p.m., downtown. A time for shopping local with sales, discounts and specials. Stroll through downtown and drive to the outskirts. Enjoy the sights and sounds and visit with friends and neighbors. It is a time to catch a scrumptious bite to eat or warm up with something warm to drink. And last but not least, it is a time to support your neighbors and keep it local.

“Taking Flight” performed in Middlebury. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 4:30 p.m., Dance Theater, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. A “lightly produced” showing of dance experiments by the new batch of choreographers emerging from the Beginning Dance course facilitated by Christal Brown and the Improvisational Practices course, facilitated by Lida Winfield, Michael Chorney, and Deborah Felmeth. Free.

 “The Wyeths: First Family of American Art” in Middlebury. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Shelburne Museum director Thomas Denenberg discusses the Wyeths — N. C. (1882–1945), Andrew (1917–2009), and Jamie (b. 1946) — and offers new perspectives on these three painters. Parts of the Vermont Humanities Council First Wednesdays series.

Warren Miller’s “Face of Winter” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. New and veteran athletes alike pay tribute to the man who started it all in “Face of Winter,” the 69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment (WME). Tickets, $20 general admission (includes $2 preservation fee). Group tickets available for $17 when purchasing 10 or more tickets (includes $2 preservation fee). available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

Cédric Tiberghien, Piano in Middlebury. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Tiberghien presents a program celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice, featuring works composed during every year of the war — by composers from Poland (Szymanowski), Russia (Scriabin), Germany (Hindemith), France (Debussy), and England (Bridge) — including a work written for a pianist who lost his arm in battle. Reserved seating. Tickets: $22 Public/$16 Midd ID holders/$10 Youth/$6 Midd students.

 

Thursday, Dec. 6

MiddNight at the Teen Center in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 6, 1-8 p.m., Addison Central Teens, 77 Mary Hogan Dr. Teen friendly holiday games and snacks. Free.

Film and Media Culture fall student screening in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 6, 4 and 7 p.m., Room 232, Axinn Center, Middlebury College. Join the Department of Film and Media Culture for the annual fall showcase of student work produced in Sight and Sound II and 3D Computer Animation. Free.

The Dance Company of Middlebury: In-Progress Showing in Middlebury. Thursday, December 6, 4:30 p.m., Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. The company is teaching and performing in a variety of communities, using dance as a platform for personal truth–telling and bridge building. This research will culminate in an original evening length work to be performed and toured in January. Come take a sneak peek at “Warrior Work: Show Up. Tell the Truth.” Free.

Christmas decorating contest in Brandon. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 5 p.m., downtown. Come see the holiday lights in Brandon. Judges will be on the streets on starting at 5 p.m.

Midd Night Stroll in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 6, 5-8 p.m., downtown and the Marble Works. Middlebury businesses will be open late with sales, specials, pop-ups and lots more. Free gift-wrapping at Community Barn Ventures and the Hot Cocoa hut serving up cocoa and fixings for 25 cents a cup. A Very Merry Middlebury event.

Magic on Main in Vergennes. Thursday, Dec. 6, 5-8 p.m. Shops up and down and around Main Street will welcome holiday shoppers with special discounts, events, demonstrations, and more. More info at VergennesDowntown.org or on social media @VergennesPartnership.

“The Drowsy Chaperone” on stage in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Peasant St. The Middlebury Community Players stage this play-within-a-play musical show that uses all the clichéd plot devices of a 1920s musical, including mistaken identity, comedy schtick, phony accents, and dance numbers that don’t quite go with the plot. Tickets will go on sale in mid-October.

 

Friday, Dec. 7

Chocolate Walk in Bristol. Friday, Dec. 7, 5-9 p.m., downtown. Bristol’s Chocolate Walk allows you to experience a complimentary chocolate treat, courtesy of the Main Street businesses. Spend the evening browsing the stores, nibbling a delicious chocolate indulgence, and getting the holiday shop on. Over 20 unique vendors shared across multiple Main Street locations. Part of Bristol’s Cool Yule.

Candy Cane Hunt in Bristol. Friday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m., on the town green. The hunt for hidden candy canes begins at the corner of the Town Green next to the Veterans Memorial. Bundle up, bring your flashlight and help Santa find them all.

Memory Tree lighting in Bristol. Saturday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m., town green gazebo. Join us at the Gazebo on the green for an evening of music and a reading of all names of honorees. Bulbs may be purchased for $5 online at BristolVTRec.com. Deadline to purchase is Monday, Dec. 3.

Christmas music night in New Haven. Friday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m., New Haven United Reformed Church, Route 7, 4 miles north of Middlebury. Join us for a time of Christmas songs, readings, and refreshments as we prepare for the holiday season. All are welcome. More info contact Judy at 802-897-2697.

Broadway Direct in Vergennes. Friday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Now in its 13th year, this brainchild of local resident and professional actor Bill Carmichael brings together some of his professional acting/singing/dancing friends from New York and Boston for an evening of familiar, funny, moving and exceptional Broadway tunes. Several local area high school students will also participate.

The Drowsy Chaperone on stage in Middlebury. Friday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Peasant St. The Middlebury Community Players stage this play-within-a-play musical show that uses all the clichéd plot devices of a 1920s musical, including mistaken identity, comedy schtick, phony accents, and dance numbers that don’t quite go with the plot. Tickets will go on sale in mid-October.

 

Saturday, Dec. 8

Breakfast With Santa in Bristol. Saturday, Dec. 8, seatings at 8:30, 9:30 and 10: 30 a.m., Holley Hall. Reservations required. Tickets $10. Breakfast includes Pancakes, Sausage, and beverage. Bookings at www.BristolVtRec.com

Character Breakfast in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 8, seatings at 8:30 and 10 a.m., Middlebury Inn, 16 Court Sq. Have breakfast with favorite Christmas characters. Tickets and info at ExperienceMiddlebury.com. Hot Cocoa Hut from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. A Very Merry Middlebury event.

Brandon Farmer’s Market annual holiday fair in Brandon. Saturday, Dec. 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Neshobe School, 17 Neshobe Dr. Lots of vendors. Look for maple syrup, cheese, honey, baked goods, hand knit items in wool mohair, goat milk soap, canned goods, wooden toys, dried flowers, aprons, jams and jellies, jewelry, holiday decor and more. More info contact Wendy Cijka at 802-273-2655 or [email protected].

Wreath Making in Vergennes. Saturday, Dec. 8, 9-11 a.m., Otter Creek Room, Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Learn how to make your own wreath to decorate your home for the upcoming holidays. Wreath base, assorted greenery, ribbon, berries, cones and floral wire provided. Bring pruning shears or sharp scissors and additional decorations to share. Limited space. Register at the library or [email protected].

Old-fashioned visit with Santa in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-noon, Maple Landmark, 1297 Exchange St. Free toy to all children who come to see Santa.

Contra dance in Cornwall. Saturday, Dec. 8, 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. Questions? 802-462-3722.

Rupert Wates in Brandon. *CANCELLED* Saturday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd.

“The Drowsy Chaperone” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 8, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Peasant St. The Middlebury Community Players stage this play-within-a-play musical show that uses all the clichéd plot devices of a 1920s musical, including mistaken identity, comedy schtick, phony accents, and dance numbers that don’t quite go with the plot. Tickets will go on sale in mid-October.

Vocal Recital in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 8, 8 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Students of affiliate artists Carol Christensen and Susanne Peck cap off a semester of vocal study with an evening of songs and arias. Accompanied by affiliate artist Cynthia Huard and by Annemieke McLane, piano. Free.

 

Sunday, Dec. 9

“The Drowsy Chaperone” on stage in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Peasant St. The Middlebury Community Players stage this play-within-a-play musical show that uses all the clichéd plot devices of a 1920s musical, including mistaken identity, comedy schtick, phony accents, and dance numbers that don’t quite go with the plot. Tickets will go on sale in mid-October.

Brandon Festival Singers in Brandon. Sunday, Dec. 9, 3 p.m., Brandon Congregational Church, 1 Carver St. This annual tradition features wonderful holiday music directed by Gene Childers and featuring pianist Jean Childers. The season would not feel the same without this performance! Free will offering. Brandon

Lessons and Carols for Advent and Christmas in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 9, 4 and 7 p.m., Mead Memorial Chapel, Middlebury College. This annual traditional program combines choral music, congregational singing, and the Biblical texts of the season. The celebratory community service features the Middlebury College Choir, performing under the direction of Jeffrey Buettner, readings by students, faculty, and staff. George Matthew Jr. rings in the service with selections on the chapel carillon. Donations collected for local charities.

 

Monday, Dec. 10

Glenn Miller Orchestra: “In The Christmas Mood” in Middlebury. Monday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. It’s a night of holiday favorites with the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. Hear classics like “Sleigh Ride,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “Jingle Bells,” alongside Miller staples including “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Moonlight Serenade,” “In the Mood.”

 

Wednesday, Dec. 12

“Gaugin: The Full Story” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The first full-length biography of one of the world’s most popular yet controversial artists. Part of THT’s Great Art Wednesdays series. Tickets $13 adults/$8 student (includes a $1 preservation fee), available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

“The Hate U Give” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, Dec. 12, TBA, Marquis theater, 65 Main St. Based on the bestselling young adult novel by Angie Thomas, this film is the second in Middlebury Showing Up for Racial Justice’s Seeing Color/Seeking Justice film series.

 

Thursday, Dec. 13

MiddNight at the Teen Center in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 13, 3-8 p.m., Addison Central Teens, 77 Mary Hogan Dr. Teen friendly holiday games and snacks. Free.

Midd Night Stroll in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 13, 5-8 p.m., downtown and the Marble Works. Middlebury businesses will be open late with sales, specials, pop-ups and lots more. Free gift-wrapping at Community Barn Ventures and the Hot Cocoa hut serving up cocoa and fixings for 25 cents a cup. A Very Merry Middlebury event.

 

Friday, Dec. 14

Eat, Drink and Be Merry in Bristol. Friday, Dec. 14, 5-9 p.m., downtown. Bristol’s newest event encourages you to visit multiple unique locations on Main Street for a terrific selection of local well-known musical acts, with accompanying wines, ciders, and delicious eats. Part of Bristol’s Cool Yule.

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” on screen in Middlebury. Friday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. In the latest installment of the MNFF Winter Screening Series Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel in this true story of the best-selling celebrity biographer who made her living in the 1970s and 80s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Israel is no longer able to get published she turns her art form to deception. Tickets $13.

Barn Opera: “La Boheme” in Brandon. Friday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Marcello the painter, and Rodolfo the poet, explore the varying degrees of love and infatuation; Marcello with the temptress, Musetta, and Rodolfo with their neighbor, the lovely and modest Mimi. All go through the extremes of the human existence with experiences of both love and loss. More details and tickets at barnopera.com.

 

Saturday, Dec. 15

Hot Cocoa Hut in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Hot cocoa and fixings for 25 cents a cup. A Very Merry Middlebury event.

Old-fashioned visit with Santa in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Danforth Pewter Workshop, 52 Seymour St. Enjoy hot cocoa while visiting with Santa.

“La Traviata” live in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 15, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new Metropolitan Opera production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Tickets $24 adults (+$2 preservation fee)/$10 students (+1 preservation fee), available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

Winterfest celebration in New Haven. Saturday, Dec. 15, 5 p.m., New Haven Congregational Church and town green, Town Hill Rd. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with tasty treats and hot refreshments at the church. The Memorial Tree Lighting at 5:30 p.m. on the town green, with decorating, wagon rides, fire barrels, s’mores, carols and Santa. Sing-along and caroling with a special guest in the church begins at 6:30 p.m. Free and open to all. ADA Accessible. More info contact Suzy Roorda at 802-453-5978.

Barn Opera: “La Boheme” in Brandon. Saturday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Marcello the painter, and Rodolfo the poet, explore the varying degrees of love and infatuation; Marcello with the temptress, Musetta, and Rodolfo with their neighbor, the lovely and modest Mimi. All go through the extremes of the human existence with experiences of both love and loss. More details and tickets at barnopera.com.

 

Monday, Dec. 17

Christmas benefit concert and sing-a-long in Middlebury. Monday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, N. Pleasant St. Join singers from local churches. Open to all, to support the housing and feeding program at Charter House. Offering will be taken. Refreshments to follow.

 

 

Tuesday, Dec. 18

Lights of Love tree lighting ceremony and open house in Middlebury. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 6-7 p.m., Homeward Bound, 236 Boardman St. Friends of Homeward Bound are invited to share their holiday cheer with shelter animals, enjoy seasonal delights, and participate in a tree lighting ceremony that celebrates pets, past and present.

Book talk in Brandon. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m., Brandon Public Library, 4 Franklin St. Meet and discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.

 

Thursday, Dec. 20

Moonlight Madness in Brandon. Thursday, Dec. 20, 4-9 p.m., downtown. A time for shopping local with sales, discounts and specials. Stroll through downtown and drive to the outskirts. Enjoy the sights and sounds and visit with friends and neighbors. It is a time to catch a scrumptious bite to eat or warm up with something warm to drink. And last but not least, it is a time to support your neighbors and keep it local.

“West Side Story” on screen in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 20, 6 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Middlebury Community Classic Film Club turns to a great musical classic. On the 100th anniversary of the birth of its composer Leonard Bernstein, this story raises the question of who is truly an American and how can we learn to live together. It’s also a wonderful tale of love, turbulence, and tragedy. Free. Discussion to follow. Cookies, popcorn and good coffee. See great films with friends old and new.

 

Friday, Dec. 21

Decorate a solstice lantern in Middlebury. Friday, Dec. 21, 3:30-4:40 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Free. All materials provided.

Watershed Center Winter Solstice celebration in Bristol. Friday, Dec. 21, 4-6 p.m., The Watershed Center, Plank Rd. Come celebrate the year’s longest night and the return of the sun to the northern sky with song, poetry, and a little pageantry, too. This year, we’ll also honor the memory of our friend Jason Bacon and the sacred Ash tree. Readings welcome. Bring a dish to share and dress warmly. Leave dogs at home for this one. For details visit thewatershedcenter.org.

Holiday Shopper’s Evening with Wine Tasting in Vergennes. Friday, Dec. 21, 5-8 p.m., Creative Space Gallery, 214 Main St. Enjoy seasonal food favorites paired with selected wines, courtesy of Vergennes Wine.

Night Fires in Middlebury. Friday, Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. A mystery play, a winter solstice pageant for our own times — rife with magic, beauty, humor and even tears. An intricate web of music, song, dance and story. Pre-show singing begins 20 minutes prior to the show. Tickets $25 general admission/ $21 seniors/ $20 students available at townhalltheater.org and in person at Town Hall Theater (box office open Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.)

 

Saturday, Dec. 22

Free hot cocoa in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 22, Marquis Theater, 64 Main St. Stroll into the Marquis for a hot cocoa to get you through those last frantic days of holiday shopping. A Very Merry Middlebury event.

Santa Claus visits farmers’ market in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 22, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., VFW, 530 Exchange St. Santa arrives at 9:30 a.m. and leaves for the North Pole at 12:30 p.m. Free coffee, tea, and seasonal music.

Lumen Celebration of Fire and Light in Bristol. Saturday, Dec. 22, 4-9 p.m., downtown. Come to Bristol for the annual Lumen Celebration of Fire and Light and experience lantern making at Holley Hall, fire performers on the town green, a lighted walk down Main Street, and fire pits at Tandem and Vermont Tree Goods with hot drinks and tasty eats. Part of Bristol’s Cool Yule.

Holiday shopper’s evening with wine tasting in Vergennes. Friday, Dec. 21, 5-8 p.m., Creative Space Gallery, 214 Main St. Find stocking stuffers, holiday candles, soap rocks, and unique gifts. Enjoy seasonal food favorites paired with selected wines, courtesy of Vergennes Wine.

Night Fires in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 22, 3 and 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. A mystery play, a winter solstice pageant for our own times — rife with magic, beauty, humor and even tears. An intricate web of music, song, dance and story. Pre-show singing begins 20 minutes prior to the show. Tickets $25 general admission/ $21 seniors/ $20 students available at townhalltheater.org and in person at Town Hall Theater (box office open Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.)

 

Sunday, Dec. 23

Annual Messiah sing in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 23, 2 p.m., Congregational Church of Middlebury, corner of Route 7 and Main St. Music scores provided. Orchestra parts available for those who play a stringed instrument, oboe, flute, bassoon or baroque trumpet. Donation request at door $5-10 adult/$10-20 family. More info contact Jeff Rehbach at [email protected] or 802-989-7355.

Night Fires in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 23, 3 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. A mystery play, a winter solstice pageant for our own times — rife with magic, beauty, humor and even tears. An intricate web of music, song, dance and story. Pre-show singing begins 20 minutes prior to the show. Tickets $25 general admission/ $21 seniors/ $20 students available at townhalltheater.org and in person at Town Hall Theater (box office open Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.).

 

Thursday, Dec. 27

Video story hour in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 27, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Free. Eat popcorn while watching classic children’s books.

 

Monday, Dec. 31

Countdown to Noon-Year in Middlebury. Monday, Dec. 31, 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Crafts, stories, face painting, photo ops and fun. Free.

Best Night in Bristol. Monday, Dec. 31, locations across town. Join this Community-wide celebration of the coming New Year, with three music venues, food, activities, and holiday spirit.

New Years Eve fireworks in Middlebury. Monday, Dec 31, 7:30-8 p.m., Middlebury Recreation Park, Mary Hogan Dr. Bundle up for and enjoy the show. Brought to you by the Middlebury American Legion. Free.

New Year’s Eve with The Horse Traders in Middlebury. Monday, Dec 31, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Ring in the New Year with The Horse Traders. Doors open at 8 p.m., the band kicks off at 9 p.m.

New Years Eve ice skating in Middlebury. Monday, Dec 31, 8-9:30 p.m., Memorial Sports Center, 296 Buttolph Dr. Middlebury Parks and Recreation invites you to on the skates and take some turns around the rink. Free, including skate rentals.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 1

First Day bird hike in Ferrisburgh. Tuesday, Jan 1, 9 a.m., Button Bay State Park, 5 Button Bay. New Year’s Day birding trips are a tradition held by many in the bird watching world as they begin to fill their annual bird lists. Join Otter Creek Audubon when they combine that tradition with the fairly new tradition of First Day Hikes held at State Parks across the country.

 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 9

Conversations with Frank Bruni in Middlebury. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 7 p.m., Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center, Middlebury College. Join New York Times columnist Frank Bruni for a wide-ranging conversation on topics including identity politics and its effect on campuses and communities, and the importance of free speech. Part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series.

 

Saturday, Jan. 12

“Adriana Lecouvreur” live in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, Jan. 12, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on — for the first time at the Met — the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on-and offstage passion. Tickets $24 adults (+$2 preservation fee)/$10 students (+1 preservation fee), available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

Contra dance in Cornwall. Saturday, Jan. 12, 7-9:30 p.m., Cornwall Town Hall, Route 30. Lausanne Allen will call to live banjo and fiddle music by Red Dog Riley. $5-10/person (sliding scale). All are welcome. No experience or partner necessary. Questions? 802-462-3722.

 

Sunday, Jan 13

“Three Identical Strangers” on screen in Middlebury. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they’re triplets who were separated at birth. Then they discover why. Don’t miss this startling and riveting documentary feature, winner of the Special Jury Prize at Sundance 2018, from director Tim Wardle. Part of the MNFF Winter Screening Series. Tickets $13.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 15

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

 

Saturday, Feb. 2

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

 

Wednesday, Feb. 6

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

 

Saturday, Feb. 9

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

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

 

Wednesday, Feb. 13

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

 

Sunday, Feb. 17

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

 

Tuesday, Feb. 19

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

 

Saturday, March 2

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

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

 

Wednesday, March 6

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

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

 

Saturday, March 9

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

 

Sunday, March 17

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

 

Saturday, March 30

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

 

Wednesday, April 3

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

 

Saturday, April 13

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

 

Wednesday, April 17

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

 

Thursday, April 18

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

 

Wednesday, May 1

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

 

Sunday, May 5

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

 

Wednesday, May 8

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

 

 

Friday, May 10

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

 

Sunday, May 12

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

 

Wednesday, June 12

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

 

LIVE MUSIC

Vermont Collegiate Choral Consortium: “Misa Luba” in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Middlebury College Community Chorus performs in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Cooie De Francesco in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek

Middlebury College Community Chorus performs in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 18, 3 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Del Rue in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Notte.

Mark Sikora in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 23, 7-9 p.m., Notte.

Caroline Cotter in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Soulstice in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 24, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Notte.

Jenni Johnson Jazz in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek

Honey in the Hive in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 25, 3-4 p.m., EastView at Middlebury

Jupiter Quartet in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Cédric Tiberghien in Middlebury. Wednesday, Dec 5, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Jon Gailmor in Vergennes. Saturday, Dec. 1, 11-11:45 a.m., Bixby Memorial Library

Maiden Vermont in Vergennes. Saturday, Dec. 1, 1-1:30 p.m., Bixby Memorial Library

Amy Rigby in Ripton. Saturday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House

The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Va-et-vient in Brandon. Saturday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Brandon MusicTwist of Fate in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 1, 9:30 p.m.-midnight. Notte.

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Broadway Direct in Vergennes. Friday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House.

Rupert Wates in Brandon. *CANCELLED* Saturday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music

Blues Jam in Brandon. Saturday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m., Sister Wicked.

LC Jazz in Vergennes. Saturday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House.

 

 

ONGOING EVENTS

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

 

FARMERS’ MARKETS

Brandon Farmers’ Market. Fridays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., May 25-July 20, Estabrook Park, July 28-through Oct. 20, Crescent Park. Vegetables, flowers, plants, Vermont maple syrup, honey, baked goods, organic beef, goat cheese, hand-crafted and tie-dyed items, jewelry, paintings and more.

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

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

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

 

SPORTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

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

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

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

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

 

BINGO

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

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

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

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

 

FUNDRAISING SALES

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

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

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

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

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

 

DANCE, MUSIC, ARTS & EDUCATION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

HEALTH & PARENTING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meditation group in Middlebury. Sponsored by 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 nscha[email protected].

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tai Chi Sun Style beginner classes for 50+. Mondays and Wednesdays, March 5-April 30, Holley Hall, Bristol. Register at 802-453-5885.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

MEALS

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

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

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

CVAA Senior Meals:

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

Middlebury: Middlebury Rec Center, Creek Road. Noon meal on Tuesday. 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. 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.

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

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

ARTSight Gallery. 6 South St., Bristol.

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

Bixby Memorial Library, Vergennes. 877-2211.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Creative Space Gallery and Sean Dye Studio. 214 Main St., Vergennes. 877-3850 or creativespacegallery.org. Annual Fall Show Sept. 1-Oct. 28.

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

Edgewater Gallery at Middlebury Falls. 1 Mill St., Middlebury. 989-7419 or edgewatergallery-vt.com. On exhibit: Small Works Group Show, Nov.-Dec.

Edgewater Gallery on the Green. 6 Merchants Row, Middlebury. 989-7419 or edgewatergallery-vt.com. On exhibit: Small Works Group Show, Nov.-Dec.

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. On exhibit: “Waterfowl Wonders and Amusing Animals by three self-taught Addison County Vermont carvers – Gary Starr, Chuck Herrmann, and William Holway,” through Nov. 2018.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The M Gallery. 3 Mill St., Middlebury.

Middlebury College Davis Family Library. 443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts. On exhibit: “So very hideous an idea:” Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” “Vital Experiments: Science in 1818.”

Middlebury College Johnson Memorial Building. On exhibit: “Silkscreen Prints,” Nov. 29-Dec. 6. 443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts.

Middlebury College Museum of Art. 72 Porter Field/Route 30 South. On exhibit: “Wondrous Worlds: Art and Islam through Time and Place,” Sept. 14-Dec. 2. 443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts. Museum is closed Mondays.

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

Northern Daughters Gallery. 221 Main St., Vergennes. Thursday-Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 877-2173. On Exhibit: “Moving Still: Still life by Pam Smith,” Oct. 4-Nov. 30.

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. On exhibit: “Travel: Faces & Places” Nov. 7-Dec. 8. Info: 388-4500 or vtphotoworkplace.com.

Rokeby Museum. Route 7, Ferrisburgh. 877-3406. On exhibit: “Free and Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont,” permanent. Ross Sheehan Studio. 37 Green St., Vergennes, Wednesday & Thursday. 775-303-8863, rosssheehanart.com.

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

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

Stone Leaf Tea House. Marble Works, Middlebury.

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

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

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

Town Hall Theater Jackson Gallery. Merchants Row, Middlebury. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. 382-9222. On exhibit: “Local Artists,” Nov. 16-Dec. 31.

Vermont Folklife Center. 88 Main St., Middlebury. On exhibit: “Growing Food, Growing Farmers. A Vermont Folklife Center Vision & Voice Exhibition,” Sept. 7-Dec. 30 Gallery and shop hours Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission by donation. 388-4964. “Annual Gingerbread Exhibit and Competition,” Nov. 30-Dec. 21.

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

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

 

LIBRARY PROGRAMS

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

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

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

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

Lawrence Memorial Library. 40 North St., Bristol, 453-2366 or lawrencelibrary.net. Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Story time for children and families, Mondays, 10:30-11 a.m.; Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. beginning Sept. 13. Free walk-in computer help. Family Fun and Games, second and fourth Fridays, 3:15 p.m. Lego Club, Wednesdays, 3:15-4:30 p.m., for school-age children. Story time Thursdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. Reel Film Fridays, Fridays at 7:30 p.m., through November and beginning again in January.

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

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

Orwell Free Library. Tuesday, 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. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Lap-Sit Storytime and Playgroup: Fridays 11 a.m.-noon, Sept. 14, Oct. 19, Dec. 7. Drop in crafts, Saturdays. 9 a.m.-noon.

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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