HEALTH & WELLNESS
Al-Anon meetings in Middlebury. For a list of online meetings visit vermontalanonalateen.org. Online Sundays, 7:15 p.m. and Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. If you’d like to speak to an Al-Anon member, call our answering service (866-972-5266) and an Al-Anon member will call you back.
Tai Chi classes in Middlebury.
Congregational Church, 27 N. Pleasant Street
Fall Prevention Tai Chi, Tuesdays 10-11 a.m., Contact Lindsay Hart firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ongoing tai chi practice, Tuesdays, 11:15-12:15 p.m. Contact Lindsay Hart email@example.com.
Yang 24 for Beginners, Mondays 4-6 p.m., starting Sept. 12. Contact Elizabeth Wirls firstname.lastname@example.org
Tai Chi Classes in Vergennes.
St. Peter’s Catholic Church Parish Hall, 85 S. Maple Street.
Fall Prevention Tai Chi Level 1 and 2, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-10 a.m. starting Sept. 13. Contact Lee Francis email@example.com.
Fall Prevention Tai Chi Level 3, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-11 a.m., starting Sept. 13. Contact Lee Francis firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bixby Memorial Free Library (258 Main Street):
Long Form Sun 73, Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. starting Sept 14. Contact Beverly Blakeney email@example.com
Yang 24, Wednesday 1-2:30 p.m. starting Sept. 14. Contact Beverly Blakeney firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s alcohol use virtual support group. Tuesdays, 5 p.m., Zoom. More info contact Kathy@MountainLakeCounseling.com
Yoga Philosophy virtual discussion with Prem Prakash. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., Zoom. Go to Ilsley Public Library website to register: ilsleypubliclibrary.org.
ARTS, CRAFTS & IDEAS
Middlebury Chapter, Burlington Writers Workshop. Second and fourth Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Golden Rule Mead Café, 8 Elm St. A respectful, engaged group of writers welcoming all skill levels and genres. Look closely at each other’s work and help cultivate, inspire, and strengthen our individual craft. All are welcome. For more info see tinyurl.com/Midd-Burl-writers or contact email@example.com.
The Makery Sewing lab. Thursdays, 5-9 p.m., The Makery at Hannaford Career Center, 51 Charles Ave. Get your questions answered and learn new skills from our kind and talented Mentors. All levels are welcome from never used a sewing machine to advanced pattern making. Limit of 4 participants. Registration required. Free, $5 Drop-In Fee or Membership Cards. Select what works best for you. More info at hannafordcareercenter.org/the-makery.
The Makery Woodworking lab. Thursdays, 5-9 p.m., The Makery at Hannaford Career Center, 51 Charles Ave. Use Makery tools and equipment to work on projects. Get your questions answered or learn new skills from our kind and talented Mentors. Tool Training pre-requisite required. Limit of 5. Pre-registration is required. Free, $5 Drop-In Fee or Membership Cards. Select what works best for you. More info at hannafordcareercenter.org/the-makery.
Otter Creek Poets in Middlebury. Virtual through Ilsley Public Library, Thursdays, 1-3 p.m.
Undercover Quilters and Crafters in Bristol. (formerly the Undercover Quilt Guild). 1st Mondays at 7 p.m., 3rd Mondays at 10 a.m., St. Ambrose Church, 11 School St. Bristol. All crafters welcome. More info contact Marian Baser (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Stacie A. at 802-453-7709 or show up at a meeting. Bring along some handwork to do while we meet something for show and tell.
Vergennes City Band rehearsal, Mondays, May 16 and 23, and June 6 and 13, Vergennes Opera House. Please bring your own music stand. You may also want to bring a music stand light.
Writers group in Vergennes. Second Thursdays,11 a.m.-noon, Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Facilitated by local author Lottie Wilds. Sessions include writing exercises, critiques, prompts, homework, etymology, and other skill -building techniques. For those 18 years and older.
KIDS AND FAMILY
Kids Cafe Free Movie in Middlebury. Saturdays, 12:30-2 p.m. Marquis Theater, 65 Main St., 802-388-4841.
La Leche League Virtual Meeting. First Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Breast/chest-feeding support group led by Breastfeeding Peer Counselor and Middlebury mom Angela Scavo. For more info and Zoom link call Angela at 802-349-9084.
New Moms Connection Group. Thursdays, noon, Zoom. Chat with other local moms who are in their first year postpartum. Hosted by Alison Underwood, counselor and social worker at Porter Women’s Health. Call her for consent forms and the Zoom link. 802-388-5608. For parents only.
Storytime in Brandon. Saturdays, 11 a.m., Brandon Free Public Library, 4 Franklin St. Little ones (age 0-5) and their caregivers gather for stories.
Storytime in Bristol. Thursdays 10:30 a.m. Lawrence Memorial Library, 40 North St., 802-453-2366. Infants, toddlers and preschool age (0-5). Find Marita, her ukulele and friends by the library garden for stories, songs and activities.
Storytime in Lincoln. Fridays 10:30 a.m., Lincoln Library, 222 West River Road, 802-453-2665. Infants, toddlers and preschool age (0-5). Little ones and their caregivers get together for stories and songs. Masks required indoors.
Storytime in Orwell. Fridays, 10:30 a.m., Orwell Free Library, 473 Main Street, (802) 948-2041, www.orwellfreelibrary.com.
Virtual Mama Group. Last Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., Zoom. Meet other mamas in this virtual gathering led by Middlebury mom Angela Scavo. Free. Contact Angela at 802-349-9084.
Food and Soccer in Bristol. Fridays, 5:30-8 p.m., Bristol Recreation Club Fields, 110 Airport Dr. Join Viva El Sabor, Bristol Youth Sports Soccer kiddos, and migrant farm workers for food and soccer. Food for sale by Bristol Youth Sports soccer and Viva El Sabor. Community pick-up soccer. All ages welcome.
Bingo in Brandon. American Legion Post 55, Franklin St. Tuesdays, 6 p.m.
Bingo in Vergennes. St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 85 S. Maple St. Saturdays, 5 p.m.
CLUBS & GROUPS
Book Club for adults in Vergennes. 2nd Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St., 802-877-2211.
Bristol Historical Society. Thursdays, 7 p.m., Howden Hall, 19 West St.
Champlain Valley Fiddlers in Brandon. Sundays. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., March 20, May 15, July 17, Sept. 18 and Nov. 20. Brandon American Legion, Route 7 South.
Champlain Valley Fiddlers in Middlebury. Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 20, April 24, June 26, Aug. 21, Oct. 16. VFW 530 Exchange St.
Cribbage in Middlebury. Fridays, 1-3 p.m., Sept. 17-Dec. 17, Ilsley Public Library. Anyone can play, no experience required.
Drop-in Bridge in Middlebury. Tuesdays, 3-5 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, Jessica Swift Community Meeting Room. Join fellow bridge enthusiasts for a game. All skill levels welcome.
King Pede in Ferrisburgh. First and Third Saturdays, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Town Hall and Community Center, Route 7.
Mom’s Hiking Group in Middlebury. First Sundays, 8 a.m., Battell Woods, Seminary Street Ext. Free. All moms invited to join in on a Sunday morning hike. More info contact Davida Murray at 802-851-7707.
Monkton Historical Society. Third Monday, 7 p.m., Monkton Town Hall, Monkton Ridge. 802-482-2277, email@example.com
Students of Color group in Middlebury. Thursdays, 4-5 p.m. Addison Central Teens. This group will meet virtually on Google Hangouts until it is safe to meet in person. The link to each session will be made available on the Teen Center’s Discord Server, and will be emailed to any participant without a Discord account. Registration form at forms.gle/2ypt9abMWcWcjD9N6.
MARKETS & SALES
Book sale in Middlebury. First Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Town Office Plaza, Main St.
Midd Summer Market in Middlebury. Thursdays, 3-7 p.m., Triangle Park, corner of Merchants Row and Main St. Every Thursday through Oct. 6, except July 14. Visit ExperienceMiddlebury.com for more info or to apply to be a vendor.
MUSEUMS, GALLERIES & EXHIBITS
ART ON MAIN. 25 Main St., Bristol, 802-453-4032, firstname.lastname@example.org. On exhibit: Denise Lentendre: Photographs.
BRANDON ARTISTS GUILD. 7 Center St., Brandon, 802-247-4956, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. On Exhibit: Common Threads: Two Artists in Fabric. Fiber Art by Althea Bilodeau Lamb & Judith Reilly; Sept. 9 -Nov.11.
BRANDON FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY. 4 Franklin Street, Brandon. Tuesday-Wednesday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (802) 247-8230. brandonpubliclibrary.org.
COMPASS MUSIC & ARTS CENTER. 333 Jones Dr., Park Village, Brandon. 802-247-4295, www.cmacvt.org.
EDGEWATER ON THE GREEN. 6 Merchants Row, Middlebury, 802-989-7419, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., or by appointment. 802-989-7419. On exhibit: “Be Still,” a solo exhibition of works by Rory Jackson, on view Aug. 19.- Sept 30; “Fragile/Familiar,” Sept. 27-Nov. 8.
EDGEWATER ON THE FALLS. 1 Mill St., Middlebury. Tuesday-Saturday, 802-458-0098, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., or by appointment. 802-989-7419. On exhibit: “About Town” featuring Betsy Silverman and Rachel Wilcox, is on view Aug. 1-Sept. 30.
HENRY SHELDON MUSEUM. One Park St., Middlebury. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 802-388-2117, henrysheldonmuseum.org. On exhibit: “Addison County Collects,” June 14-Jan.7; “Archiving History: Stewart-Swift Research Center at 50 (1972-2022),” June 14-Jan. 7; “The Elephant in the Archives: Silences, Erasures & Relevance,” June 14-Jan.7; “Sculptures of Perseverance: Ukraine-Inspired Sculptures by Chuck Herrmann,” June 14-Jan. 7.
ILSLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY. 75 Main Street, Middlebury. 802-388-4095.
JACKSON GALLERY AT TOWN HALL THEATER. 68 S. Pleasant St., Middlebury (802) 382-9222, townhalltheater.org Open Mon-Fri, 12-5 p.m. Accessibility Services. On exhibit: “In Praise of Darkness” Aug. 19-Sept. 30.
LAKE CHAMPLAIN MARITIME MUSEUM. Basin Harbor Rd. Ferrisburgh, 802-475-2022, LCMM.org.
MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART. 72 Porter Field Road, Middlebury. museum.middlebury.edu/exhibitions,(802) 443-5007 to make y reservations. On Exhibit: “No Ocean Between Us: Art of Asian Diasporas in Latin America & the Caribbean, 1945-Present,” Sept.15–Dec. 11;
“Urban Cadence: Street Scenes from Lagos and Johannesburg,” Feb. 3–April 23.
NORTHERN DAUGHTERS GALLERY. 221 Main St., Vergennes, 802-877-2173, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and by appointment, 802-877-2173. On exhibit: Six Years and Counting: All Gallery Artists; Aug. 4-Sept. 30
PHOTOPLACE GALLERY. Park Street, Middlebury. email@example.com, (802) 388-4500. On exhibit: “Color,” Aug. 25-Sept. 23.
ROKEBY MUSEUM. 4334 Route 7, Ferrisburgh, 802-877-3406. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., May 9-Oct. 24. On exhibit: “Free & Safe: the Underground Railroad in Vermont,” ongoing; “A Modern Artist: The Commercial Art of Rachael Robinson Elmer,” May 30-Oct. 24. “Dissent! Abolition & Advocacy in Print,” June 1-Oct. 24.
SPARROW ART SUPPLY. 52 Main St. Middlebury, 802-989-7225 Wednesday-Saturday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., firstname.lastname@example.org. On exhibit: “Orwell Artists,” Sept. 10 – Oct. 15.
THE CORNER SCHOOL RESOURCE CENTER. 75 Old Post Office Rd., Granville.
VERMONT FOLKLIFE CENTER. 88 Main St, Middlebury, 802-388-4964. Vision & Voice Gallery. Wednesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.