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Monday, April 22

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

Age Well senior luncheon in New Haven. Monday, April 22, 11:30 a.m., Porky’s Place, Route 7. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., meal served at noon of pulled pork, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce, wheat roll, and tapioca pudding with granola crumbles. 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.

American Red Cross Blood Donation in Brandon. Monday, April 22, noon-5 p.m., Brandon American Legion, 550 Franklin St. Give blood or platelets during National Volunteer Month this April. Eligible donors of all blood types — especially type O — are needed to help ensure blood products are available for patients this spring.

Earth Day 2019: Nourishing Change Through The Arts in Middlebury. Monday, April 22, 4-7 p.m., Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. What is the relationship between human beings and the planet? Explore this question through the art of students, faculty, and professionals in dance, music, and visual art.

 

Tuesday, April 23

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, April 23, 10 a.m. Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln., Vergennes. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal served at noon of cheese ravioli with meat sauce, broccoli florets, wheat bread, and peaches. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Willow weaving in Middlebury. Tuesday, April 23, 1 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Middlebury Garden Club presents Susie Gray, who will do a presentation focusing on growing, harvesting and making things from willow, such as hurdles, continuous weave fences, fedges (living fences), and other living structures such as bowers, domes, tunnels and seats and benches both for play and relaxation. Free and open to the public.

Lore Segal Reading from “The Journal I Didn’t Keep” in Middlebury.Tuesday, April 23, 4:30 p.m., Hillcrest 103, Hillcrest Rd.  Former professor at the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference and Pulitzer-Price-nominated writer Lore Segal is best known for her autobiographical novel “Other People’s Houses,” in which she describes her escape from Hitler’s Vienna in 1938 on a Kindertransport and subsequent exile in England, the Dominican Republic, and the United States.

Quilter Hope Johnson in Middlebury. Tuesday, April 23, 7-8:30 p.m., American Legion, 49 Wilson Rd. The Milk & Honey Quilter’s Guild hosts award-winning quilter Hope Johnson. She will share the story of her creative and charitable work in collaboration with the beekeeping community. A trunk show will be included in the event. More info at vermontquiltbee.com, milkandhoneyquilters.com or [email protected].

 

Wednesday, April 24

Mobile Making Workshop in Middlebury. Wednesday, April 24, 1:30-2:30 p.m., BUNDLE @ 60 Main St. Come to the Middlebury’s new Pop-Up event space and create a felt hanging mobile to decorate your favorite spaces. $30 all materials included. Register at [email protected].

“Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport” on screen in Middlebury.Wednesday, April 24, 4:30 p.m., Room 232, Axinn Center, Old Chapel Rd. Come see this Academy-Award-winning documentary that traces the remarkable British rescue operation that saved the lives of over 10,000 Jewish children from Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic. Kindertransport survivor Lore Segal will be present during the Q&A.

“Murder and Indigenous Mobility in Nineteenth-Century Vermont” in Orwell. Wednesday, April 24, 7 p.m., Orwell Free Library, 423 Main St. Vermont is the traditional homeland of the Abenaki people, and current conversations about indigenous Vermont focus on Abenaki persistence on the land. Cultural historian Jill Mudgett tells another story about indigeneity in Vermont by focusing on a man from southern New England who arrived in Vermont during the late nineteenth century and was then murdered in the Vermont woods. Surviving archival documents of the murder and subsequent trial not only tell us what white Vermonters thought about indigeneity, but reveal much about Native agency, mobility, and presence on the land.

“Glacier National Park: Reflections from an Artist (and Angler)” in Middlebury. Wednesday, April 24, 7-8:30 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Through image, video, and story, Matthew Dickerson will share some of his experiences as June 2017 artist-in-residence at Glacier National Park in Montana. The presentation will focus on river and lake ecology and the native fishes of the west slope and the impact and future threats from invasive species and climate change.

 

Thursday, April 25

Green Mountain Club hike in Bristol.*RESCHEDULED from Friday April 12*. Thursday April 25, the Watershed Center, Plank Rd. Moderate, approx. 5-mile hike on the Waterworks property, mostly level. Mostly gradual elevation gain of 550' to west ridge and overlook. Dress for the weather; waterproof boots recommended. Bring poles, water and a hearty snack or lunch. Meet at parking area on Plank Road at 9 a.m. Contact Ruth Penfield at [email protected] or 802-388-5407 to confirm. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.   

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, April 25, 10 a.m. Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Money Smart for Older Adults – Prevent Financial Exploitation Part 3 at 11 a.m. Meal served at noon of turkey a la king, mashed potatoes, Harvard beets, biscuits and pumpkin custard with cream. 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.

American Red Cross Blood Donation in Middlebury. Thursday, April 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Middlebury College, 58 Hepburn Rd. Give blood or platelets during National Volunteer Month this April. Eligible donors of all blood types — especially type O — are needed to help ensure blood products are available for patients this spring.

Gun control advocate Evelyn Augusto in Middlebury. Thursday, April 25, 1-3 p.m., Community Meeting Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Otter Creek Poetry Workshop and Ilsley Library welcome Augusto to talk about the role poetry can play in this critical social issue. Her motto is “Guns Don’t Save People, Poets Do.”

A Walk in their Shoes: Dementia Simulation in Middlebury. Wednesday, April 25, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Join an experience that will help you understand how it feels to manage the many challenges dementia presents. Certified Dementia Practitioners to take you through an experience to better create a positive environment for those with dementia. Free, open to the public and fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or [email protected].

Middle East policy lecture by Ambassador Barbara Leaf in Middlebury. Thursday, April 25, 4:30-6 p.m., Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room, 148 Hillcrest Rd. The Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs hosts Barbara A. Leaf, the U.S. ambassador to the United Arab Emirates from 2014-2018 and Senior Fellow at The Washington Institute.

“We Are All Fast Food Workers Now” in Middlebury. Thursday, April 25, 4:30 p.m., Robert A. Jones ‘59 House Conference Room, 148 Hillcrest Rd. The Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs hosts this lecture by Annelise Orleck, a professor of History at Dartmouth College and the author of five books on the history of U.S. women, politics, immigration, and activism. Orleck will discuss low-wage worker movements from around the globe, specifically those of fast-food workers and farmworkers in places such as Cambodia, Bangladesh, and the United States.

Red Scare discussion in Vergennes. Thursday, April 25, 6-7 p.m., Community Room, Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Authors and historians Rick Winston and David Holmes will facilitate a lively discussion centered on the anti-Communist fear known as the Red Scare and how if affected Vermont. The first 20 attendees will receive a free copy of Winston’s “Red Scare in the Green Mountains: Vermont in the McCarthy Era 1946-1960.” Copies of Holmes’s “Stalking the Academic Communist: Intellectual Freedom and the Firing of Alex Novikoff” will also be available. Light refreshments. ADA accessible by a lift. More info call 802-877-2211.

Gong and sound immersion in Middlebury. Thursday, April 25, 7-8 p.m. Illuminate, 211 Maple St, Middlebury. Andrew Noethiger returns to Middlebury to offer an evening of sound immersion and vibrations that resonate with the body, mind and soul using an array of gongs, bowls, bells and chimes. Bring a yoga mat or blanket to lay on. Not recommended for children under 8 or pregnant women. Suggested donation $20. More info contact Andrew at [email protected] or 802-777-9887.

“Songs, Tunes and Tales from Northumbria” in Bristol. Thursday, April 25, 7-8:30 p.m., Lawrence Memorial Library, 40 North St. Musicians Mike Walker, Wayne Lauden and Casey Burger will dive into the heritage of the region of England known as Northumbria. Sponsored by One World Library Project. Free and accessible.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on stage in Middlebury. Thursday, April 25, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Winner of two 2005 Tony Awards, this musical puts audiences front and center at one of the quirkiest competitive events of the school year. Six awkward middle-school spellers try to keep their cool and win the bee while three well-intentioned adults run the show. Tickets $17, available at Town Hall Theater Box Office.

 

Friday, April 26

Rummage and food sale Middlebury. Friday, April 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Middlebury United Methodist Church, 43 N. Pleasant St. Men’s, women’s and children’s clothes, dishes, purses, collectables, lots of jewelry, shoes, books and puzzles. Something for everyone. Food sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Age Well senior luncheon in Middlebury. Friday, April 26, Rosie’s, Route 7 South. Doors open at 11:30, meal served at noon of ham dinner with mashed potatoes, peas, coleslaw, dinner roll and strawberry shortcake. 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.

Jay Parini lectures in Middlebury. Friday, April 26, 3 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Come hear Middlebury College professor Parini talk about his new novel, “The Damascus Road,” about the apostle Paul and his companion and fellow missionary, Luke. Free, open to the public and fully accessible. Space is limited. RSVP required to Suzanne Bennett at 802-377-3393, or [email protected].

Bluegrass concert in Middlebury. Friday, April 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m., EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Local Bluegrass veteran Gregg Humphrey (guitar and vocals) teams up with Middlebury College sophomore Sam Chester (banjo and guitar) and Chris Prickitt (banjo and fiddle) for some bluegrass and traditional music in EastView's Bistro.  Free and open to the public.

Artists’ reception in Middlebury. Friday, April 26, 5-7 p.m., Middlebury Studio School, 2377 Route 7. Come to an art reception for Heidi and Betsy McCarthy. Heidi McCarthy, a studio assistant/potter at the school, is showing her Japanese-style stoneware garden lanterns and Betsy McCarthy, a graphic designer and Heidi’s daughter, titled her installation, “One Hundred Days of Art.” There will also be the closing reception of the “Pit Stop” show featuring Debbee Smith’s collage boxes. There will be cups for sale, tea and refreshments.

Brentano String Quartet and Dawn Upshaw in Middlebury. Friday, April 26, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Come hear this acclaimed quartet, joined by five-time Grammy Award-winning soprano Dawn Upshaw, as they perform Haydn’s Op. 20 No. 2 and Bartók’s second quartet, and Schoenberg’s second quartet and Respighi’s Il Tramonto (The Sunset). Reserved seating tickets $30 for adults/$25 for Middlebury College faculty, staff, emeriti, and alumni/$10 for youth/$6 for Middlebury College students, available at 802-443-MIDD (6433) or middlebury.edu/arts/tickets.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on stage in Middlebury. Friday, April 26, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Winner of two 2005 Tony Awards, this musical puts audiences front and center at one of the quirkiest competitive events of the school year. Six awkward middle-school spellers try to keep their cool and win the bee while three well-intentioned adults run the show. Tickets $25/$20 student, available at Town Hall Theater Box Office.

Stargazing open house in Middlebury. Friday, April 26, 9-10:30 p.m., Mittelman Observatory, Bicentennial Hall, Bicentennial Way, weather permitting. Get a closer view of Mars, a variety of interesting stars, star clusters, and nebulae through the Observatory's telescopes. Free and open to the public as long as the sky is mostly clear. To confirm go to  go.middlebury.edu/observatory/ or call the Observatory at 802-443-2266 after 7 p.m. on the evening of the event.

 

Saturday, April 27

Green Mountain Club wildflower hike in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, April 27, Kingsland Bay State Park. Easy two-mile leisurely walk with hope of seeing trillia and other wildflowers. More info contact Liana Merrill at [email protected] or 603-969-5449. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Bake and soup sale in East Middlebury. Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., East Middlebury United Methodist Church, Jct. Routes 116 and 125. Baked beans, doughnuts, breads, cookies, soups and chowders.

Rummage sale in Middlebury. Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m.-noon, Middlebury United Methodist Church, 43 N. Pleasant St. Bag day. Fill a bag for just $3.

Pop-up rebag-making in Middlebury. Saturday, April 27, 60 Main St. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 60 Main St. Sewing for change will host a pop-up bag-making day at the former Clay’s. Come help make a cloth bag for your shopping and keep up the momentum for banning plastic bags in Middlebury. Make a bag, take a bag.

Wild Middlebury Bioblitz in Middlebury. Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Otter View Park, Weybridge St. and Pulp Mill Bridge Rd. Join Otter Creek Audubon Society and Middlebury Land trust to discover and document the flora and fauna of Otter View Park for their inaugural rapid attempt to catalogue as many species as possible. People of all ages and levels of expertise are encouraged to join.

Auction fundraiser in Middlebury. Saturday, April 27, 3-7 p.m., VFW, 530 Exchange St. St. Stephen’s holds this auction of fine and fun items, including a used Mazda 3, fine antiques, gold jewelry, a hand-hooked rug by Amy Oxford, a catered dinner for 6 and many, more items Proceeds go toward maintenance projects for the historic church. Preview, 3-4 p.m., live auction by Tom Broughton at 4 p.m. Refreshments available! More info contact St. Stephen’s office at 802-388-7200.

“Too Late to Die Young” (original title “Tarde Para Morir Joven) on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, April 27, 3 and 8 p.m.,Dana Auditorium, 356 College St. During 1990 in Chile, a small group of families lives in an isolated community right below the Andes, building a new world away from the urban excesses. In this time of change, 16-year-old Sofi?a and Lucas, and 10-year-old Clara, neighbors in this dry land, struggle with parents, first loves, and fears, as they prepare a big party for New Year’s Eve. Free.

Marshall Highet and Bird Stasz Jones in Middlebury. Saturday, April 27, 4 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. Highet and Jones will read from, discuss and sign their new book, “Hold Fast.” Presented as part of Independent Bookstore Day, a celebration of independent bookstores nationwide. Free and open to the public.

Introduction to bullhead fishingin Panton.Friday, April 26, 6-9 p.m., TBD. Come to this Vermont Fish & Wildlife clinic and explore different fishing styles to target bullhead — nocturnal bottom feeders found in many of the shallower, muddier lakes, ponds, and rivers of Vermont. Equipment provided. Dress for the weather. Free. Bring snacks or a meal. Space limited to first 30 registrants. Pre-registration required at vtfishandwildlife.com. Directions to the meeting spot will be given upon registering.

King Pede card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, April 27, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Community Center, Route 7. The evening begins with a sandwich supper and then on to the games. King Pede is a unique game that involves “trick-taking” techniques such as in Hearts and Spades or Pitch. A game of fun and skill. Come prepared to use your strategic thinking.

Sean Ashby performs in Brandon. Saturday, April 27, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Come hear one of North Americas go-to guitarists, whose guitar playing has appeared on albums with sales in excess of 10 million copies worldwide... so far. Concert tickets Concert tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info contact Edna at 802-247-4295 or [email protected].

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, April 27, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Winner of two 2005 Tony Awards, this musical puts audiences front and center at one of the quirkiest competitive events of the school year. Six awkward middle-school spellers try to keep their cool and win the bee while three well-intentioned adults run the show. Tickets $25/$20 student, available at Town Hall Theater Box Office.

Miles Donahue and friends perform in Middlebury. Saturday, April 27, 8 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter field Rd. Come hers saxophonist Donahue with special guests: Rick Peckham, professor, Berklee College of Music, guitar; Norm Zocher, professor, New England Conservatory, guitar; Geza Carr, drums; and Anthony Santor bass. Free and open to the public.

 

Sunday, April 28

Champlain Valley Fiddlers in Middlebury. Sunday, April 28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., VFW, 530 Exchange St. Jam session at 11 a.m., music and dancing noon-5 p.m. $3 donation. Refreshments. All fiddlers welcome.

Relay for Life in Middlebury. Sunday, April 28, noon-6 p.m., behind Battell Residence Hall, Middlebury College. Honor individuals and families that have been affected by cancer and help the American Cancer Society fundraiser raise funds to support cancer research. This year’s event will be a carnival, with lots of food, lawn games, bottle and ring toss, a dunk tank, a bounce house, live entertainment, traditional Relay For Life events like the survivors lap and luminaria ceremony. Tickets $10.

Spring wildflower walk in Orwell. Sunday, April 28, 1-3 p.m., Mount Independence State Historic Site, 472 Mt. Independence Rd. Join a guided walk to look for spring wildflowers with Amy Olmsted, horticulturist with Rocky Dale Gardens in Bristol. Learn where and how to look for early wildflowers, to identify the flowers you see, their common and scientific names and discuss their habitat. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather, be prepared for the trails and bring water. Tickets $5 adults/children under 15 free. More info call 802-759-2412.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on stage in Middlebury. Sunday, April 28, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Winner of two 2005 Tony Awards, this musical puts audiences front and center at one of the quirkiest competitive events of the school year. Six awkward middle-school spellers try to keep their cool and win the bee while three well-intentioned adults run the show. Tickets $25/$20 student, available at Town Hall Theater Box Office.

Heron Fire in Middlebury. Sunday, April 28, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Hear folk, rock, country, comedy, blues, jazz and even a smattering of original material, rich with tight vocal harmonies and a unique sound and style of guitar work. Free, open to the public and fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or [email protected].

Ladies’ Night Out Women’s Chorus in Middlebury. Sunday, April 28, 3 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. Come hear LNO and join in the singing in celebration of women and spring. Suggested donation $10.

Comfort Food for a Cause in Middlebury. Sunday, April 28, 4-7 p.m., Middlebury Inn, 16 Court Square. Join this evening of delicious food, a silent auction, and live music to raise funds for Dinners With Love and celebrate 10 years of the organization bringing food to the needy. Tickets are $50, and include a welcome reception, three-course meal, beer and wine, and live music by The Green Brothers Band.

 

Monday, April 29

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

Veterans’ luncheon in Middlebury. Monday, April 29, 1 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Calling all Veterans to join this monthly complimentary luncheon serving those who have served. Come meet other Veterans and friends and enjoy a delicious meal. Free, open to all Veterans and fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or [email protected].

“No Small Matter” on screen in Middlebury. Monday, April 29, 6 p.m., Marquis Theater, 65 Main St. “No Small Matter” is the first full-length feature documentary that explores the most overlooked, underestimated, and powerful force for leveling the playing field for children today — affordable access to high-quality child care. Doors open at 6 p.m. with refreshments served in the cafe. Film at 6:15 p.m. followed by Q&A with experts in the field. Space is limited. Reservations at secure.everyaction.com/NOXSB1CeUUCF-u2KC76NAw2. More info at [email protected].

 

Tuesday, April 30

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, April 30, 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, mashed potatoes, California blend vegetables, wheat roll and oatmeal raisin cookies. 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.

Addison County Community Trust annual meeting in Middlebury. Tuesday, April 30, 4 p.m., Middlebury Inn, Court Sq. Meeting begins at 4 p.m. with a light reception to follow at 5 p.m. In addition to electing Directors and Officers, the meeting will include a presentation of the 2018 Annual Report.

 

Wednesday, May 1

Middlebury Community Music Center student performance in Middlebury. Wednesday, May 1, 6-7 p.m., Unity Hall, Congregational Church of Middlebury, 30 N. Pleasant St. Middlebury Community Music Center students of all ages and skill levels gather in Unity Hall to perform their latest pieces they have been studying in their lessons. A supportive way to share their music with family, friends and other studios. Light refreshments served. Free and open to the public.

“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.

Health Education Learning Program (H.E.L.P.) celebration in Bristol. Wednesday, May 1, 7-8 p.m., Mount Abraham Union High School, Airport Rd. Celebrate the student, staff and volunteer participants of this year’s H.E.L.P. program with the debut the students’ PSA’s, announcement of winners and presentation of youth leadership awards. Free. Refreshments served. More info at [email protected] or 802-388-7189.

 

Thursday, May 2

Quilt and Fiber guild organizational meeting in Vergennes. Thursday, May 2, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 85 South Maple St. Come to this meeting aimed at building a community of friendship and a love of our craft. Feel free to bring any show and tell and handwork and your thoughts and ideas for this new guild. Ongoing meetings every first and third Tuesdays beginning May 2. More info at [email protected] or 802-453-7709.

“American Idiot” on stage on Middlebury. Thursday, May 2, 7:30 p.m., Wright Memorial Theatre, 96 Chateau Rd. The Middlebury College Department of Theatre and Dance presents this musical adaptation of Green Day’s 2004 concept album, featuring The Grift. Tickets $15 general public/$12 Middlebury College faculty, staff, alumni, emeriti, and other ID card holders/$6 Middlebury College students. More info at 802-443-MIDD (6433) or go.middlebury.edu/arts.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on stage in Middlebury. Thursday, May 2, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Winner of two 2005 Tony Awards, this musical puts audiences front and center at one of the quirkiest competitive events of the school year. Six awkward middle-school spellers try to keep their cool and win the bee while three well-intentioned adults run the show. Tickets $17, available at Town Hall Theater Box Office.

 

Friday, May 3

Green Mountain Club wildflower hike in Leicester. Friday, May 3, Leicester Hollow. Moderate hike out and back on Leicester Hollow Trail via Minnie Baker Trail, with hope of spring wildflowers. Moderate difficulty, about 5.5 miles round trip from Minnie Baker trailhead with 800-foot elevation gain. Bring water, snack/lunch, and appropriate clothing. More info contact leader David Andrews at [email protected] or 802-388-4894. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Rummage and bake sale in Salisbury. Friday, May 3, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Salisbury Church, 853 Maple St. Always lots of great stuff on sale to benefit the Salisbury Church.  To make a donation call 802-352-4375.

The Threatles sing the Beatles in Middlebury. Friday, May 3, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Bistro, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Come hear this young family trio as they entertain with energy, performing a wide variety of the Beatles' repertoire and other favorites of theirs (and ours). Free and open to the public.

Pizza bake in Ripton. Friday, May 3, 5-6:30 p.m., Ripton Elementary School, 753 Ripton Rd. Support the Friends of Ripton School by purchasing handmade wood-fired pizzas cooked to order. Proceeds support enrichment activities for Ripton Elementary School students. Choices include cheese $12, pepperoni $15, or sausage, mushroom and feta $15. Gluten-free crust available. Call 802-388-2208 or email [email protected] before 2 p.m. on Friday, May 3, to place an order.

Art opening reception in Brandon. Friday, May 3, 5-7 p.m., Brandon Artists Guild, 7 Center St. Opening reception for BAG’s exhibit “The Art of Wood.” The show features pieces from the BAG’s exhibiting members, who work in diverse media including paint, fiber, glass, ceramics, collage – and wood. Exhibit continues through June 27.

2019 Mountain bike season kick off in Middlebury. Friday, May 3, 7-9 p.m., Marquis Theater, 65 Main St. Help the Addison County Bike Club (ACBC) maintain and develop sustainable mountain bike trails in Addison County. Cash Bar, Southwest Cafe, Swag and brief update from the ACBC Board.

“American Idiot” on stage on Middlebury. Friday, May 3, 7:30 p.m., Wright Memorial Theatre, 96 Chateau Rd. The Middlebury College Department of Theatre and Dance presents this musical adaptation of Green Day’s 2004 concept album, featuring The Grift. Tickets $15 general public/$12 Middlebury College faculty, staff, alumni, emeriti, and other ID card holders/$6 Middlebury College students. More info at 802-443-MIDD (6433) or go.middlebury.edu/arts.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on stage in Middlebury. Friday, May 3, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Winner of two 2005 Tony Awards, this musical puts audiences front and center at one of the quirkiest competitive events of the school year. Six awkward middle-school spellers try to keep their cool and win the bee while three well-intentioned adults run the show. Tickets $25/$20 student, available at Town Hall Theater Box Office.

Stargazing open house in Middlebury. Friday, May 3, 9-10:30 p.m., Mittelman Observatory, Bicentennial Hall, Bicentennial Way, weather permitting. Get a closer view of Mars, a variety of interesting stars, star clusters, and nebulae through the Observatory's telescopes. Free and open to the public as long as the sky is mostly clear. To confirm go to  go.middlebury.edu/observatory/ or call the Observatory at 802-443-2266 after 7 p.m. on the evening of the event.

 

Saturday, May 4

Green Up Day in Vermont. Saturday, May 4, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Towns across Addison County. Join the 49-year tradition of communities working together, walking the roads and picking up trash. Call your town’s coordinator for details or look for Addison County Information in the Addison Independent.

Rummage and bake sale in Salisbury. Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Salisbury Church, 853 Maple St. Always lots of great stuff on sale to benefit the Salisbury Church. Saturday is bag day. To make a donation call 802-352-4375.

Market basket weaving workshop in Middlebury. Saturday, May 4, TBD, BUNDLE @ 60 Main St. Come to the Middlebury’s new Pop-Up event space for this half-day basket weaving intensive workshop. Everyone will make and leave with their own Garden Harvest Basket – a small basket with a long leather strap perfect for wearing to the market or foraging for berries. Cost is $75 available at alexarivera.com. All materials included.

Ladies’ Union spring sale in New Haven. Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., New Haven Congregational Church, Town Hill Rd. Sale will include plants, food table, RADA wear, kitchen items, linens and curtains, household items, toys, games, attic treasures, furniture, decor items, garden items, books, and other miscellaneous items. No clothing. More info call Carol at 802-453-5059.

Pottery sale in Middlebury. Saturday, May 4, 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. Find wonderful handmade gifts for Mother’s Day at affordable prices. Also handmade books, cards, jewelry, paintings and some surprises. Everything is made locally and proceeds supports the school and its artists.

MCMC Benefit Concert in Middlebury. Saturday, May 4, 1-3 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Middlebury Community Music Center students and faculty perform a variety of styles sharing lots of great music after a terrific year of learning. All proceeds support MCMC and their goal to offer high quality music instruction to all who seek it. A reception follows the performance to celebrate MCMC’s 5th birthday! More info at mcmcvt.org.

Relay for Life chicken and biscuit  dinner in Brandon. Saturday May 4, 5-7 p.m., American Legion Post 55, 550 Franklin St. Meal includes chicken and biscuits, cole slaw, cranberry sauce, pickles, beverage and dessert. 50/50 raffle. Cash bar. Tickets Adults $10/children 5-10 $6/under 5 free. Proceeds go to the Neshobe School and Friends Relay for Life Team.

“American Idiot” on stage on Middlebury. Saturday, May 4, 7:30 p.m., Wright Memorial Theatre, 96 Chateau Rd. The Middlebury College Department of Theatre and Dance presents this musical adaptation of Green Day’s 2004 concept album, featuring The Grift. Tickets $15 general public/$12 Middlebury College faculty, staff, alumni, emeriti, and other ID card holders/$6 Middlebury College students. More info at 802-443-MIDD (6433) or go.middlebury.edu/arts.

Gypsy Reel in Brandon. Saturday, May 4, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Gypsy Reel has been perfecting their eclectic blend of Celtic and original music for over 20 years. A Celtic band that rocks, Gypsy Reel plays high energy, stirring music rooted in the Celtic tradition but garnered from the whole world. Tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB.

Ordinary Elephant performs in Ripton. Saturday, May 4, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House, 1305 Rte. 125. Come hear the International Folk Music Award winner’s when they appear at The Ripton Community Coffee House. 7:30-open mic followed by featured performers $10 general admission/$15 generous admission/$3 kids under 12. Note that the concert marks the return to its Ripton location. Doors open at 7 p.m. More artist info at rcch.org. Open mic sign up at 802-388-9782 or [email protected].

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, May 4, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Winner of two 2005 Tony Awards, this musical puts audiences front and center at one of the quirkiest competitive events of the school year. Six awkward middle-school spellers try to keep their cool and win the bee while three well-intentioned adults run the show. Tickets $25/$20 student, available at Town Hall Theater Box Office.

 

Sunday, May 5

Warbler Warm-Up in Bristol. Sunday, May 5, 7:30-10:30 a.m., Bristol Waterworks, Plank Road, east of North St. Ron Payne and Chris Runcie will lead a search for newly arrived spring migrants. Hone your birding identification skills before leaf-out. Call Ron at 802-388-6019 if in doubt about the weather.

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.

‘ReLoved’ curated second hand clothing and makers market in Middlebury. Sunday, May 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., BUNDLE @ 60 Main St. Come to the Middlebury’s new Pop-Up event space, where 10 vendors showcase awesome gifts, post maple-run CBD salves, henna, and well-curated secondhand spring and summer clothing. Vendors include The Waypost, Round Robin, The Good Witch, Buy Again Alley, Breathing In Wellness, Rebecca Freedner Art and Henna, Root Studio, Just Bead Different, Wild Forest Herbals and more.

Baseball Bingo Extravaganza in Middlebury. Sunday, May 5, 11 a.m. until it ends, American Legion Post 27, 49 Wilson Rd. Doors open at 11 a.m. Regular games at 1:00 p.m. Quickies start at 12:15 p.m. Regulars and specials, silent auction, pull tab tickets, and concessions. All proceeds support the Middlebury Union High School baseball team.

Guided history walk in Orwell. Sunday, May 5, 1-4 p.m., Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mt. Independence Rd. A pre-opening day guided history walk with Revolutionary War expert Mike Barbieri, Mount Independence Coalition president Stephen Zeoli, and site administrator Elsa Gilbertson. Go off the trails to explore this Revolutionary War site. The focus will be on the camps and brigade layouts here in 1776-77. Tickets $5 adults/children under 15 free. Wear sturdy boots, be prepared for off-trail walking, and dress for the weather.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on stage in Middlebury. Sunday, May 5, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Winner of two 2005 Tony Awards, this musical puts audiences front and center at one of the quirkiest competitive events of the school year. Six awkward middle-school spellers try to keep their cool and win the bee while three well-intentioned adults run the show. Tickets $25/$20 student, available at Town Hall Theater Box Office.

Middlebury College Community Chorus spring concert in Middlebury. Sunday, May 5, 3 p.m., Robison Concert Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Jeff Rehbach conducts the 90-voice choir, with Tim Guiles at the piano and special guest Damascus Kafumbe on percussion. Guests include MUHS student Romy Munkres, 2018 Young Tradition Vermont contest winner, who will perform Celtic and Norwegian tunes in special arrangements for fiddle and chorus. Free.

 

Monday, May 6

Poetry reading in Middlebury. Monday, May 6, 11 a.m.-noon, Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 Eastview Ter. Poet Gary Margolis will read from his newly published collection. Free and open to the public.

“Maria by Callas” on screen in Middlebury. Monday, May 6, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. at Town Hall Theater. A benefit screening for non-profit organizations the Opera Company of Middlebury and the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival. Tickets $25, available at the Town Hall Theater Box Office, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m., at 802-382-9222 or online at townhalltheater.org/calendar-and-tickets/.

MiddMUG meeting in Middlebury. Monday, May 6, 7-8:30 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Learn how to make personalized greeting cards, picture books, photo albums, and calendars using Photos or iPhotos. The rest of the evening will be for Q & A. More info at  [email protected]. All levels of skills are welcome.

Piano recital in Middlebury. Monday, May 6, 7:15-8:30 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Diana Fanning’s Middlebury College piano students return to EastView for a recital featuring  their most recent work.

 

Tuesday, May 7

Blood pressure and foot care clinic in Brandon. Tuesday, May 7, 9 a.m., Brandon Senior Center, 1591 Forest Dale Rd. The cost of the foot clinic is $10. More info at 802-770-1536. No appointment necessary.

Make Zany Zines and Community Magazine in Middlebury. Begins Tuesday, May 7, 3:30-5:3- p.m., BUNDLE @ 60 Main St. Come to the Middlebury’s new Pop-Up event space to create your own mini-magazine about something you love and contribute art, poetry, comics, you name it, to a one-of-a-kind magazine to share with the community. For ages: 8-100. Cost $80. Register by emailing Claire Tebbs at [email protected]. Continues on May 14, 21 and 28.

MAUSD Fine Arts Festival in Bristol. Tuesday, May 7, 5-8 p.m., Mt. Abraham Union High School, Airport Rd. District Art Gallery will be open in the MAUHS Gym from 5-8 p.m. District Elementary and Middle School Chorus Concert Featuring Moira Smiley with Stefan Amidon and Corey DiMario from 6:30-8 p.m.

 

Wednesday, May 8

MAUSD Fine Arts Festival in Bristol. Wednesday, May 8, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Mt. Abraham Union High School, Airport Rd. District Art Gallery open in the MAUHS Gym from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Daytime workshops and performances for MAUSD students featuring African Drummers Jeh Kulu. Beeman Elementary School Concert, 5:30-6:15 p.m. Monkton Central School Concert 6:30-7:30 p.m.

“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).

Book club meeting in Bridport. Wednesday, May 8, 7 p.m., Bridport Highway Department Conference Room, Crown Point Road at Short St. The Bridport Book Club will gather to discuss “Born a Crime,” by Trevor Noah. All interested readers welcome. More info call 802-758-2858.

 

Thursday, May 9

MAUSD Fine Arts Festival in Bristol. Thursday, May 9, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Mt. Abraham Union High School, Airport Rd. District Art Gallery Open in the MAUHS Gym 8 a.m.-8 p.m., daytime workshops and performances for MAUSD students featuring Addison Repertory Theater, Robinson Elementary School Concert 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Spring wildflower walk in Addison. Thursday, May 9, 5:30-7 p.m. Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area, 966 Route 17. Vermont Fish & Wildlife botanist Bob Popp will lead the group looking for spring wildflowers. Dead Creek includes one of the largest remaining clay plain Forests in the state, with many unique plant species found here as a result. Meet at the visitor center and go on an easy walk looking for flowers and other unique plants.

“A Toast to the Arts” fundraiser in Middlebury. Thursday, May 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Town Hall Theater’s first-ever fundraising gala event will highlight 28 top artists and their carefully selected works. Half the proceeds go to THT’s performing arts and educational programs. Live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer. Tickets $25/raffle tickets $5 each or $20 for five, available at townhalltheater.org, by calling 802-382-9222, in person at the THT box office Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m., or at the door one hour before the event. Preview for ticket holders Wednesday, May 8, noon-5 p.m.

“On the Waterfront” on screen in Middlebury. Thursday, May 9, 6-8:30 p.m., Community Meeting Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Middlebury Community Classic Film Club’s third film this spring pits the power of a violent organization against one imperfect man. Can this lone dockworker stand up to the crushing force of a corrupt union boss and his gang? A story of love, power, ethics and personal crisis starring the young Marlon Brando. Eva Marie Saint, Rod Steiger, Lee J. Cobb and Karl Malden make career-defining performances.

 

Friday, May 10

Beth Duquette and Richard Ruane in Middlebury. Friday, May 10, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Bistro, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Duquette and Ruane return to the Bistro at EastView to perform with polished musicianship and harmonies and a wonderful repertoire of original songs and covers. Free and open to the public.

Artist opening reception in Brandon. Friday, May 10, 5 p.m., Compass Music and Arts Center Exhibition Hall, 333 Jones Drive, Park Village. Meet watercolorist Amanda Amend and see her work in “Lost Edges.” Amend wowed judges at the Compass Music and Arts Center when she was recognized as one of three artists to receive awards for their work in the BARN ART exhibit early last year. On display through June.

“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.

 

Satuday, May 11

Green Mountain Club hike in Weybridge. Saturday, May 11, Snake Mountain Trailhead. Moderate hike from the Weybridge trailhead on Snake Mountain Road to the summit, with hope of wildflowers. Approximately 5 miles, with 1,000-foot elevation gain. More info contact leader Ali Zimmer at [email protected] or 802-349-2166. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

King Pede card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, May 11, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Community Center, Route 7. The evening begins with a sandwich supper and then on to the games. King Pede is a unique game that involves “trick-taking” techniques such as in Hearts and Spades or Pitch. A game of fun and skill. Come prepared to use your strategic thinking.

Harold Lloyd’s “Safety Last” on screen in Brandon. Saturday, May 11, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. See Harold Lloyd's iconic 1923 thrill comedy — the first film in the 2019 Silent Film Series at Brandon Town Hall. The story of “Safety Last” follows young go-getter Lloyd to the big city, where he hopes to make his mark in business and send for his small-town sweetheart. His career at a downtown department store stalls, however, until he gets a chance to pitch a surefire publicity idea — hire a human fly to climb the building's exterior. Free. Free will donations accepted. Family-friendly.

Pete Seeger Tribute sing-along concert in Middlebury. Saturday, May 11, 7 p.m., Middlebury United Methodist Church, 43 N. Pleasant St. Folk singer Pete Seeger was born a century ago, in May, 1919. Come to this sing-along concert and celebrate Seeger’s life and work on behalf of peace, justice and the earth. All proceeds benefit for The Open Door Clinic. The concert will feature musicians who worked closely with Seeger. More info and tickets at riseupsingingvtconcert.com.

Hilton Park on stage in Brandon. Saturday, May 11, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Come hear Hilton Park’s unique style of Americana/Folk for Mother’s Day. The trio hails from southern Maine and is made up of father Bruce Hilton, youngest son Connor and close musical partner, friend and neighbor Gregg Pannier. Tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB.

 

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).

 

Friday, May 17

BlueBrass in Middlebury. Friday, May 17, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Bistro, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Margie Bekoff (on a blue electric harp) and Jim Morse (on the brass flugelhorn) return to EastView's Bistro to perform a repertoire of songs from the Great American Songbook, some pop tunes, some traditional Celtic songs and a few originals. Free and open to the public.

 

Saturday, May 18

Green Mountain Club hike in Ripton. Saturday, May 18, Mt. Moosalamoo from Goshen Rd. Moderate hike of 5.8 miles round trip, with 1,125 foot ascent, starting from Moosalamoo campground. More info contact Ruth Penfield at [email protected] or 802-388-5407. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

 

Sunday, May 19

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

Chicken and biscuit dinner in New Haven. Sunday, May 19, sittings at noon and 1 p.m., New Haven Congregational Church, Town Hill Rd. Adults $10/6-11 years old $5/under 6 free. Take out available. Walk-ins are welcome but reservations are appreciated. Call Betsy prior to 7 p.m.at 802-453-2724 for reservations.

George Gershwin’s Life and Legacy in Middlebury. Sunday, May 19, 3-4 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 Eastview Ter. Pianist and Gershwin authority Robert Wyatt will explore George Gershwin’s life and legacy with live performances of the solo version of Rhapsody in Blue, early and unpublished music, the piano improvisations and other Gershwin hits. Rare film footage obtained from the Gershwin family will be projected, along with unpublished photographs of the composer and his friends and archival recordings. Free and open to the public.

 

Monday, May 20

“Everything you ever wanted to know about Trap-Neuter-Release” in Middlebury. Monday, May 20, noon-1 p.m., Homeward Bound, 236 Boardman St. Mei Mei Brown and Deb Bird will answer your questions at this Lunch and Learn presentation. Attendees should bring their own lunch. Free and open to the public. Preregistration is requested as seating is limited. More info contact Hannah Manley at 802-388-1100 ext. 224 or [email protected].

 

Wednesday, May 22

“What You Didn’t Know about Evangelicalism” in Middlebury. *RESCHEDULED FROM FEB. 6* 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.

 

Thursday, May 23

Green Mountain Club hike in Ripton. Thursday, May 23, Oak Ridge Trail. Afternoon/evening hike along Oak Ridge trail. Enjoy the extra sun. Distance dependent on weather. More info contact leader Ellen Cronan at [email protected] or 908-595-2926. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

 

Saturday, May 25

King Pede card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, May 25, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Community Center, Route 7. The evening begins with a sandwich supper and then on to the games. King Pede is a unique game that involves “trick-taking” techniques such as in Hearts and Spades or Pitch. A game of fun and skill. Come prepared to use your strategic thinking.

 

Monday, May 27

Pop-tARTS at The Memorial Day Parade in Middlebury. Monday, May 27, 8-11 a.m., BUNDLE @ 60 Main St. Come to the Middlebury’s new Pop-Up event space during the Middlebury parade and enjoy “Spring Into The Arts” student work. “Banoff & Such” will be selling her delicious homemade Pop-tARTS.

 

Tuesday, May 28

An evening bird-watching paddle in Addison. Tuesday, May 28, 5:30- 7:30 p.m., Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area, Addison, 966 Route 17. The group will set out in canoes and kayaks hoping to catch a glimpse of the many bird species that are present at Dead Creek during the spring bird migration, led by Fish & Wildlife’s Ali Thomas and Tom Rogers. Participants must bring their own canoe or kayak, paddles, and life jackets. Backup date, May 29.

 

Wednesday, May 29

Fish processing workshop in Ferrisburgh. Wednesday, May, 29, 6-8 p.m., Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 4472 Basin Harbor Rd. Learn how to catch your own dinner and how to cut up a variety of fish species quickly, easily, and safely, as well as how to safely store just-caught fish to keep it fresh for eating. Equipment provided. Dress for the weather. Free. Bring a snack or meal. Space is limited to the first 30 registrants. Pre-registration required at.vtfishandwildlife.com. Directions to the meeting spot will be given upon registering.

 

Friday, May 31

Va-et Vient in Middlebury. Friday, May 31, 3:30-4:3- p.m., Bistro, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Va-et-vient returns to EastView's Bistro with songs from Québec, France, and Cajun Louisiana, accompanied by guitar, fiddle, flute, mandolin, penny whistle, harmonica, and a variety of percussion instruments. Free and open to the public.

 

Monday, June 3

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

Piano recital in Middlebury. Monday June 3, 7:15-8:15 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 Eastview Ter. Diana Fanning’s younger students present a piano recital. Free and open to the public.

 

Tuesday, June 4

Mapping The Places We Love in Middlebury. Tuesdays, June 4 and 11, 3:30-5:30 p.m., BUNDLE @ 60 Main St. Come to the Middlebury’s new Pop-Up event space to learn hand-drawn mapping basics and have fun mapping real or imaginary places close to your heart. Second session runs Tuesday, June 11. For ages 8-100. Cost $40. Register by emailing Claire Tebbs: [email protected].

 

Saturday, June 8

King Pede card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, June 8, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Community Center, Route 7. The evening begins with a sandwich supper and then on to the games. King Pede is a unique game that involves “trick-taking” techniques such as in Hearts and Spades or Pitch. A game of fun and skill. Come prepared to use your strategic thinking.

 

Sunday, June 9

Race for Sundaes! in Middlebury. Sunday, June 9, 8:30 a.m.-noon, TAM entrance, Route 7, across from Denecker Chevrolet. MALT hosts this family bike and run race, a trail 5k. There will be ice cream sundaes, music and games. Learn more at maltvt.org.

 

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).

 

Thursday, June 13

“The African Queen” on screen in Middlebury. Thursday, June 13, 6-8:30 p.m., Community Meeting Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Middlebury Community Classic Film Club’s final film in their spring series on courage. Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn need courage just to contemplate their dangerous river journey during World War I.

 

Saturday, June 15

“Chicago” on screen in Brandon. Saturday, June 15, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Come see the original 1927 silent big screen adaptation of the notorious Jazz Age tabloid scandal, based on real events. Dancer Roxie Hart is accused of murder. Is she innocent or headed for the slammer? Later made into the popular Broadway musical

 

Monday, June 17

“Addison County Disaster Response Team” in Middlebury. Monday, June 17, noon-1 p.m., Homeward Bound, 236 Boardman St. Maria Farnsworth will answer your questions at this Lunch and Learn presentation. Attendees should bring their own lunch. Free and open to the public. Preregistration is requested as seating is limited. More info contact Hannah Manley at 802-388-1100 ext. 224 or [email protected].

 

Saturday, June 22

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

King Pede card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, June 22, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Community Center, Route 7. The evening begins with a sandwich supper and then on to the games. King Pede is a unique game that involves “trick-taking” techniques such as in Hearts and Spades or Pitch. A game of fun and skill. Come prepared to use your strategic thinking.

 

Saturday, July 6,

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

 

Saturday, July 13

“Woman in the Moon” on screen in Brandon. Saturday, July 13, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq.. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing, come see this 1929 silent film directed by Fritz Lang (“Metropolis”), a grand sci-fi adventure epic about the first rocket ship to the moon. The final silent feature from German filmmaker Lang laid the groundwork for all outer space movies to come.

 

Sunday, July 14

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

 

Saturday, July 20

Goshen Gallop XLI in Goshen. Saturday, July 20, 4 p.m., Blueberry Hill. Register for “the toughest 10k in New England” at goshengallop.com.

King Pede card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, July 20, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Community Center, Route 7. The evening begins with a sandwich supper and then on to the games. King Pede is a unique game that involves “trick-taking” techniques such as in Hearts and Spades or Pitch. A game of fun and skill. Come prepared to use your strategic thinking.

 

Saturday, Aug. 10

“Our Hospitality” onscreen in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. This classic 1923 comedy/drama about a long-running family feud stars Buster Keaton and is filled with great gags and a timeless story that culminates in a dramatic river rescue where Buster nearly lost his life for real.

 

Sunday, Aug. 11

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

 

Saturday, Sept 14

“The Beloved Rogue” on screen in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. This 1926 silent film, an epic costume adventure based on the life of 15th century French poet François Villon, stars John Barrymore. Wrongly banished from the Royal Court and sentenced to death, can the patriotic poet save France from an evil plot and while he's at it, win the hand of his noble beloved?

 

Saturday, Sept. 21

Tour de Farms in Vergennes. Saturday, Sept. 21, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., meet at Vergennes Union High School, Monkton Rd. ACORN’s annual biking farm tour will feature two distances — a 30-mile route and a more relaxed, family-friendly 10-mile distance. While passing through the pastoral landscape, visit four to eight farms. Each stop will host additional food and beverage producers so there’ll be plenty of sustenance along the way. Ride finishes at Vergennes’ Eat on the Green festival.

 

Friday, Oct. 25

“Faust” on screen in Brandon. Friday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Directed by F.W. Murnau, this 1926 films stars Emil Jannings in a terrifying version of the classic tale. A visual tour de force, full of creepy characters and frightening images. The annual 'Chiller Theatre' presentation for Halloween.

 

 

LIVE MUSIC

Greg Humphrey and friends in Middlebury. Friday, April 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m., EastView at Middlebury.

Brentano String Quartet and Dawn Upshaw in Middlebury. Friday, April 26, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Arts Center.

Sean Ashby performs in Brandon. Saturday, April 27, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Heron Fire in Middlebury. Sunday, April 28, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek.

Ladies’ Night Out Women’s Chorus in Middlebury. Sunday, April 28, 3 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society.

Middlebury Community Music Center student performance in Middlebury. Wednesday, May 1, 6-7 p.m., Congregational Church of Middlebury.

The Threatles Middlebury. Friday, May 3, 3:30-4:30 p.m., EastView at Middlebury.

MCMC benefit concert in Middlebury. Saturday, May 4, 1-3 p.m., Town Hall Theater.

Gypsy Reel in Brandon. Saturday, May 4, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Ordinary Elephant in Ripton. Saturday, May 4, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House.

The Good Parts in Bristol. Saturday, May 4, 8 p.m., Hatch 31.

Middlebury College Community Chorus in Middlebury. Sunday, May 5, 3 p.m., Mahaney Arts Center.

Diana Fanning Piano students’ recital in Middlebury. Monday, May 6, 7:15-8:30 p.m., EastView at Middlebury.

Beth Duquette and Richard Ruane in Middlebury. Friday, May 10, 3:30-4:30 p.m., EastView at Middlebury.

Pete Seeger Tribute in Middlebury. Saturday, May 11, 7 p.m., Middlebury United Methodist Church.

Hilton Park in Brandon. Saturday, May 11, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

BlueBrass in Middlebury. Friday, May 17, 3:30-4:30 p.m., EastView at Middlebury.

Va-et Vient in Middlebury. Friday, May 31, 3:30-4:30 p.m., EastView at Middlebury.

Diana Fanning Piano students’ recital in Middlebury. Monday June 3, 7:15-8:15 p.m., EastView at Middlebury.

Middlebury Community Music Center student performance in Middlebury. Wednesday, June 5, 6-7 p.m., Congregational Church of Middlebury.

Middlebury Community Music Center student performance in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 3, 6-7 p.m., Congregational Church of Middlebury.

The Good Parts in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, July 7, 6 p.m., Basin Harbor.

The Good Parts in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, July 21, 6 p.m., Basin Harbor.

The Good Parts in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, Aug. 4, 6 p.m., Basin Harbor.

Middlebury Community Music Center student performance in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug.7, 6-7 p.m., Congregational Church of Middlebury.

 

 

 

 

ONGOING EVENTS

By category: Farmers’ Markets; Sports, Clubs & Organizations; Government & Politics; Bingo; Fundraising Sales; Dance, Music, Arts & Education; Health & Wellness; Kids and 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.

 

KIDS & PARENTING

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Kids Café and Afternoon Adventures, Saturdays 12:30-5 p.m.; Marquis Theater, 65 Main St., Middlebury.

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

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.

Open Play in Bristol. Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Oct.-May, Holley Hall. Free. Bristol Rec 802-453-5885 or bristolvt.myrec.com.

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.

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

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

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.

Tot Time open gym in Middlebury. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon. Middlebury Rec Center. 154 Creek Rd. $2 per drop-in or buy discounted punch cards.

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.

 

SPORTS

Adult Co-ed Basketball in Middlebury. Wednesdays, 8-10 p.m. Middlebury Rec Center, 154 Creek Rd. Bryan Jones, 989-8399. $2 per drop-in, $20 for 14 with punch card.

Adult Co-ed Volleyball in Middlebury. Mondays, 8-10 p.m., Middlebury Rec Center, 154 Creek Rd. Bryan Jones, 989-8399. $2 per drop-in, $20 for 14 with punch card.

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

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.

Pickleball in Middlebury. Daily, times vary. Middlebury Rec. Center, 154 Creek Rd. Go to acpickleball.weebly.com/sign-up-to-play.html for more info. $2 per drop-in, $10 for six or $20 for 14 with punch card.

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

 

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Addison Central Teens. Drop-in hours: Monday-Friday, 3-6 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. Free or minimal cost. Info: middteens.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Quilt and Fiber Guild of Vergennes. First and third Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 85 S. Maple St., Vergennes.

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.

 

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

Adult West African Drumming Drop-in in Bristol. Sundays, 5-6:30 p.m., Sept.-June, Holley Hall. $20/session. Bristol Rec. 453-5885 or bristolvt.myrec.com.

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. Sundays and Tuesdays, Jan. 27-Feb. 12, 7-8:30p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 221, 72 Porter Field Rd. Middlebury; Feb. 17 and 19, Mead Chapel, Middlebury. Conductor Jeff Rehbach, 443-5811; manager Mary Longey, 236-7933.

Middlebury Community Music Center student performance. First Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m., Unity Hall, Congregational Church of Middlebury, 30 N. Pleasant St.

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.

Music and dancing lessons in Cornwall. Fridays, 4-5 p.m., Cornwall Town Hall.

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 & WELLNESS

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.

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. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-4 p.m. Middlebury Rec Center, 154 Creek Rd.

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.

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].

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.

Inner Wave Silat in Middlebury. Mondays and Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Middlebury Rec Center, 154 Creek Rd. Michael Bright, 802-377-5159. $2 gym fee plus $5 donation.

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

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

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

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

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].

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) support group in Bristol. 3rd Mondays, 5 p.m., Holley Hall, 1 South St.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

MEALS

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

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

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

CVAA Senior Meals:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

ART EXHIBITS & MUSEUMS

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

ARTSight Gallery. 6 South St., Bristol.

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

Bixby Memorial Library, Vergennes. 877-2211.

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

Brandon Artists’ Guild. 7 Center St., Brandon. Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. On exhibit: “The Art of Wood” May 3-June 27; “The Art of Water,” June 28-Aug. 27; The Art of Fire,” Aug. 30-Oct. 29.

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.

BUNDLE @ 60 Main. 60 Main St., Middlebury. ACSD Spring Into the Arts Exhibit, May 24-29.

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

Compass Music and Arts Center. 333 Jones Drive, Brandon. cmacvt.org. On exhibit: “Lost Edges” Watercolors by Amanda Amend, Friday, May 10- June 30.

Creative Space Gallery and Sean Dye Studio. 214 Main St., Vergennes. On exhibit: “Nature in Flight,” Feb. 22-May 11. 877-3850 or creativespacegallery.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Middlebury College Davis Family Library Atrium. 443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts. On exhibit: Poetry On and Off the Page, though summer 2019.

Middlebury College Johnson Memorial Building. 443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts. On exhibit: Advanced Drawing Exhibit,April 4-April 11; “Scratching the Surface: Intaglio Prints,” Mezzanine, April 18-April 25.

Middlebury College Museum of Art. 72 Porter Field/Route 30 South. 443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts. Museum is closed Mondays. On exhibit: “50 x 50: Collecting for the Middlebury College Museum of Art,” Jan 25-Aug. 11; “I’m So Mad I Made This Sign” April 3-April 27.

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

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

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

Orwell Free Library. 948-2041.

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

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

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

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

Rokeby Museum. Route 7, Ferrisburgh. 877-3406. On exhibit: “Free and Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont,” permanent. Open May-October and Sundays in February, noon-5 p.m., for Black History Month.

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: Eric Nelson Photographs, March 29-May 5.

Vermont Folklife Center. 88 Main St., Middlebury. On exhibit: “Ice Shan2ties: Fishing, People & Culture — Photographs by Federico Pardo; Interviews by the Vermont Folklife Center.” Feb. 15 –summer 2019. Gallery and shop hours Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission by donation. 388-4964.

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

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

 

LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Bixby Memorial Library. 258 Main St., Vergennes. 877-2211. Monday, 12:30-7 p.m.; Tuesdays and Fridays, 12:30-5 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Art Studio with Linda Francis, Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m.; Story hour Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon; Writing Group with Jay Dubberly, Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., Bridge Club, Mondays, 1-4 p.m.; First Friday free movies, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Free Family Movie night: Fourth Fridays, 6:30-8:30 p.m; Book Club 2nd Mondays, 7-8 p.m.; Beginner/intermediate Tai Chi, Mondays & Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon; Advanced Tai Chi, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon.

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. Childrens room closes 15 minutes earlier. Baby and toddler storytime, Tuesdays, 10:30-11:25 a.m.; Preschool storytime, Fridays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Library Explorers (K-3rd) storytime, Wednesdays, 3:30-4:15 p.m.; Family storytime, Saturdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Youth Media Lab (grade 4 and up), Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Storymatters: a monthly story circle, Wednesdays, 4 p.m. Teen Advisory Group (grade 6 and up) Saturdays, check library for times. Technology help: Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon; Tuesdays, 3-5 p.m.; Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Fridays noon-2 p.m. Tai Chi for Arthritis; Mondays (basic) and Thursdays (advanced), 4-5 p.m. Otter Creek Poets; Thursdays, 1 p.m. First Wednesday lectures; first Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m. For a complete listing of ongoing and special children’s activities, visit ilsleypubliclibrary.org.

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.-7 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Story time for children and families, Mondays, 10:30-11 a.m.; Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. beginning in Sept. Free walk-in computer help. Reel Film Fridays, Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Book Group, Tuesdays, 1 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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