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.
Grief Support Group on Zoom. A support group for people dealing with grief hosted by the Porter Medical Center and the Palliative Care Department every Thursdays from Jan. 12 through Feb. 23, from 7-8:30 p.m. Facilitators for the meetings will be Mika Barker-Hart and Taylor Zak, both licensed clinical social workers. Pre-registration is required: email [email protected] or [email protected]
Tai Chi classes in Middlebury.
Congregational Church, 27 N. Pleasant Street
Fall Prevention Tai Chi, Tuesdays 10-11 a.m., Contact Lindsay Hart [email protected]
Ongoing tai chi practice, Tuesdays, 11:15-12:15 p.m. Contact Lindsay Hart [email protected]
Yang 24 for Beginners, Mondays 4-6 p.m., starting Sept. 12. Contact Elizabeth Wirls [email protected]
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 protected]
Fall Prevention Tai Chi Level 3, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-11 a.m., starting Sept. 13. Contact Lee Francis [email protected]
Bixby Memorial Free Library (258 Main Street):
Long Form Sun 73, Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. starting Sept 14. Contact Beverly Blakeney [email protected]
Yang 24, Wednesday 1-2:30 p.m. starting Sept. 14. Contact Beverly Blakeney at [email protected].
Women’s alcohol use virtual support group. Tuesdays, 5 p.m., Zoom. More info contact [email protected]
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 Writers Workshop. Second and fourth Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Meeting Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main 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 contact Andrea Chesman at [email protected] or Masha Harris at [email protected]
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.
Pins and Needles in Brandon. Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. Brandon Free Library, 4 Franklin St.
Shape Note singing. Second Sunday of every month, weather permitting, 2-3 p.m. Middlebury College, Mitchell Green Lounge, McCullough Student Center, Old Chapel Way. Contact: FaceBook/Middlebury Shape Note Singers, [email protected] or David Rosenberg, [email protected], 802-989-4387.
Sunday Stitch in Monkton. Second Sundays, 10 a.m., Russell Memorial Library, 92 Monkton Ridge Rd.
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 ([email protected]) 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
Bounce and Read with Miss Tricia in Middlebury. Wednesdays, 9-9:45 a.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Songs, fingerplays, rhymes, stories, and dancing fun with Ms. Tricia. Geared to kids birth-3 years.
Crazy Eights math club in Orwell. Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Brandon Free Public Library, 4 Franklin St. For grades 3-5, Limit 8, preregistration required.
Game night in New Haven. Third Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., New Haven Community Library, 78 North St.
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.
Nature Club in Orwell. Tuesdays, 2:45-4 p.m., Orwell Free Library, 473 Main St. 802-948-2041,
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.
Story Hour in Monkton. Second and fourth Saturdays, 10-11 a.m., beginning May 13. Russell Memorial Library.
Storytime in Brandon. Saturdays, 11 a.m., Brandon Free Public Library, 4 Franklin St. Little ones (age birth-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 (birth-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 (birth-5). Little ones and their caregivers get together for stories and songs. Masks required indoors.
Storytime in Monkton. Second and fourth Saturdays, 10-11 a.m., Russell Memorial Library, 92 Ridge Rd.
Storytime in New Haven. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., New Haven Community Library, 78 North St.
Storytime in Orwell. Fridays, 10:30 a.m., Orwell Free Library, 473 Main Street.
Toddler Play and Read in Bristol. Mondays, 10:30 a.m., Lawrence Memorial Library, 40 North St.
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
Bixby young writers in Vergennes. First Saturdays, 10:30-11 a.m. Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. 802-877-2211.
Book Club for adults in Vergennes. 2nd Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St., 802-877-2211.
Book discussion group in New Haven. Fourth Wednesdays, 6 p.m., New Haven Community Library. 78 North St.
Bristol Historical Society. Thursdays, 7 p.m., Howden Hall, 19 West St.
Cards and Coffee in Monkton. Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m., Russell Memorial Library.
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.
Chess club in Middlebury. Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Chess players of all ages are invited to bring a board and play chess.
Conversational French in Orwell. First Tuesdays, 5-6 p.m., Orwell Free Library, 473 Main St. Stop in to practice your French with native speaker Christian Grollier. Beginners welcome. More info at orwellfreelibrary.org or 802-948-2041.
Cook the Book club in Vergennes. Second Saturdays, noon-2 p.m., Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. 802-877-2211.
Co-working space in Shoreham. Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon, Platt Memorial Library. 279 Main St.
Cribbage in Middlebury. Fridays, 1-3 p.m., Sept. 17-Dec. 17, Ilsley Public Library. Anyone can play, no experience required.
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 protected]
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.
Teen/Tween Advisory group in Brandon. First Fridays, 3:30-5 p.m., Brandon Free Public Library, 4 Franklin St.
Teen Advisory Group in Orwell. 2nd Fridays, 7-8 p.m., Orwell Free Library, 473 Main St. Help the library plan and provide interesting events to local teens. For kids in grades 7-12.
MARKETS & SALES
Book sale in Middlebury. First Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 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, [email protected] On exhibit: “3D:On/Off the Wall,” through May 15.
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: “Large Works,” March 3-April 30.
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: “New Visions: Emerging Artists Juried Exhibition,” April 25-May 23.
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: “Just Minding My Business Picking Flowers,” a solo exhibition of works by Mel Rea, March 1- April 18.
Henry Sheldon Museum. One Park St., Middlebury. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 802-388-2117, henrysheldonmuseum.org. On exhibit: “Artists in the Archives: Community, History & Collage,” through Summer 2023. “From the Sheldon Archives: 1950s Campus Theater Movie Programs” Virtual Exhibit henrysheldonmuseum.org.
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: “Earth’s Materials: Perennial Perspectives in the Arts,” March 27-April 15.
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 reservations. On Exhibit: “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: “Collective Vision: Beauty in Transitions,” works by Hannah Sessions. March 15-April 30.
PhotoPlace Gallery. Park Street, Middlebury. [email protected], (802) 388-4500. On exhibit: “Botanical,” March 30-April 28.
Rokeby Museum. 4334 Route 7, Ferrisburgh, 802-877-3406. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., May 9-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., [email protected] On exhibit: “A Celebration of Trees,” March 24-May 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.
Bixby Memorial Free Library. 258 Main Street, Vergennes. 802 877-2211. www.bixbylibrary.org. Hours: Sunday- Monday: Closed, Tuesday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Brandon Free Public Library. 4 Franklin Street, Brandon. 802-247-8230, www.brandonpubliclibrary.org. Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cornwall Free Public Library. 2629 Route 30 (Town Hall), Cornwall. 802-462-3615, www.cornwallvt.com/library. Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Hancock Free Public Library. 47 VT Route 125, Hancock. 802-767-4651, [email protected] Hours: Wednesday: 12:30-5:30 p.m., Thursday: 12:30-6:30 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m.-noon.
Ilsley Public Library. 75 Main Street, Middlebury. 802-388-4095 – circulation/reference, 802-388-4097 – children’s room, www.ilsleypubliclibrary.org/. Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday: Closed.
Lawrence Memorial Library. 40 North Street, Bristol. 802-453-2366, [email protected] Hours: Monday & Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday & Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 1-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Lincoln Library. 222 West River Road, Lincoln. 802-453-2665, www.lincolnlibraryvt.com/. Hours: Monday 2-6 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 10a.m.-4 p.m.
New Haven Community Library. 78 North Street, New Haven. 802-453-4015, www.nhcl.org/. Hours: Tuesday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday 1 p.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Orwell Free Library. 473 Main Street, Orwell. 802-948-2041, www.orwellfreelibrary.org. Hours: Tuesday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday 3-6 p.m., Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon.
Platt Memorial Library. 279 Main Street, Shoreham. 802-897-2647, [email protected], www.plattlib.org. Hours: Monday & Wednesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-noon.
Russell Memorial Library. 92 Monkton Ridge Road, Monkton. 802-453-4471, www.rrusselllibraryvt.wordpress.com/, [email protected] Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 3-7 p.m., Friday-Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Salisbury Free Public Library. 918 Maple Street, Salisbury. 802-352-4198, www.salisburypubliclibrary.wordpress.com, [email protected] Hours: Tuesdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursdays 1-4 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m.-noon. Step-side pickup and delivery available.
Sarah Partridge Community Library. 431 East Main Street, East Middlebury. 802-388-7588. Hours Tuesday 9 a.m.-noon, Thursday 2-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-noon.
Starksboro Public Library. 2827 VT Route 116, Starksboro. 802-453-3732. Hours: Monday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.