By the way for Jan. 17

Addison County parents and youth are invited to a Martin Luther King Jr. “Afternoon of Action” events between 2:30-4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, in Middlebury. Children in pre-kindergarten through grade 6, accompanied by adult(s), should come to the Ilsley Library community room to learn about books about previous/current civil rights movements and participate in arts and crafts activities led by Middlebury College students. Meanwhile, older kids are invited to the Addison Central Teens Center at 77 Mary Hogan Drive to participate in a collage art project with college students honoring the legacy of MLK and envisioning our own community. Snacks and beverages will be provided at both locations.
“Sunday in the Park with George,” Stephen Sondheim’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, is this year’s J-Term collaboration between Middlebury College and Town Hall Theater. Douglas Anderson directs a talented group of college students in this fascinating study of French Impressionist Georges Seurat and the creation of his famous painting “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte.” While the production is sold out, a wait list is available by calling the THT Box Office. There is also a final dress rehearsal on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m. that is open to the public with a suggested donation of $10 adults, $5 all students. Cash only. For more information, call the Town Hall Theater box office at 802-382-9222.
The St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus will host a “Knights in Italy” spaghetti dinner on the evening of this Friday, Jan. 18, from 5-7 p.m. at St. Ambrose Church in Bristol. Proceeds will support the organization’s ongoing mission of aiding the community in a variety of ways, from Coats for Kids to the Special Olympics. The menu includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti with sauce, garlic bread, salad, beverages and dessert. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, and $25 for a family.
Do you remember how much fun it was to receive Valentine’s Day cards from your friends in elementary school? With the help of the community, a group of volunteers wants to recreate that special feeling for hospice patients who receive meals through the “Dinners with Love” program. Please come to the Brandon Town Hall on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 1-4 p.m., for an afternoon of crafting Valentine’s Day cards for hospice patients throughout Vermont, including Addison County. The completed cards will be included in the recipients’ meal deliveries on Feb. 14. Organizers will provide all of the paper, glue, glitter, stickers, and doilies your can imagine. You just need to supply your creativity. Stay for the whole time, or pop in for 10 minutes. Light refreshments donated by Gourmet Provence and Quality Bake Shop will be served. Snow Date: Sunday, Feb. 3, 1-4 p.m.
READ!! is a small group of Starksboro volunteers who want to bring books and a love of reading to kids in their community. The group will next meet on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 3:30 p.m. at Robinson Elementary School to start planning the READ!! summer book wagon. The group needs folks to sort books, label books and publicize literacy activities, among other things. Email [email protected] for more information, or just come by Tuesday, Jan 29, at 3:30 p.m. at Robinson School.

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