Ongoing Events

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.

Diabetes Virtual Self-Management Program. Porter Medical Center & The Giving Fridge. Oct. 26-Dec 7. To register contact Courtney Thorne at 802-388-8860 or cthorn@portermedical.org

Spanish and English conversation in Vergennes. Tuesdays through Nov. 16, 7-8 p.m., Bixby Memorial Library. 238 Main St.

TAI CHI

Beginner Tai Chi for Fall Prevention (Parts 1&2) in Vergennes. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 7-Oct. 28, 9:30-10:30 a.m., St. Peter’s Catholic Parish Hall, 85 S. Maple St. Contact: Dan Bagley at bagzs@yahoo.com and Lee Francis lhfrancis839@gmail.com and Beverly Blakeney beverlyblakeney@gmail.com.

In-Depth Tai Chi for Fall Prevention in Vergennes. Thursdays, Sept. 9-Oct. 28, 10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m., St. Peter’s Catholic Parish Hall, 85 S. Maple St. Contact: Dan Bagley at bagzs@yahoo.com and Lee Francis lhfrancis839@gmail.com and Beverly Blakeney beverlyblakeney@gmail.com.

Sun Style 73 Tai Chi in Middlebury. Wednesdays, Sept. 15-Dec. 8, 10-11:30 a.m., Middlebury Rec Center, 154 Creek Rd. To sign up contact instructors Doreen Peterson at doreenvermont@gmail.com, or Beverly Blakeney at beverlyblakeney@gmail.com.

Sun Style 73 Tai Chi in Vergennes. Tuesdays, Sept. 7-Oct. 26, 10:45 a.m.-noon, St. Peter’s Catholic Parish Hall, 85 S. Maple St. Contact: Dan Bagley at bagzs@yahoo.com and Lee Francis lhfrancis839@gmail.com and Beverly Blakeney beverlyblakeney@gmail.com.

Yoga Philosophy virtual discussion with Prem Prakash. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., Zoom. Go to Ilsley Public Library website to register: ilsleypubliclibrary.org.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Book Club for youth in Vergennes. 2nd Saturdays, 11 a.m. Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St., 802-877-2211.

Bounce & Read With Miss Tricia in Middlebury. Wednesday’s, 9:15 a.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. 802-388-4095. Littles ones ages birth to 5 enjoy stories, songs and activities with their caregivers. Pre-registration required. Masks also required for anyone 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status.

Kids Cafe Free Movie in Middlebury. Saturdays, 12:30-2 p.m. Marquis Theater, 65 Main St., 802-388-4841.

La Leche League in Middlebury. First Wednesdays, 10 a.m., outside Junebug, 211 Maple St. Join this breast/chest-feeding support group led by Breastfeeding Peer Counselor and Middlebury mom Angelo Scavo. Siblings and partners welcome.

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 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.

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.

ARTS, CRAFTS & IDEAS

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.

Undercover Quilters and Crafters (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 (ladybaser@mac.com) 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.

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.

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, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, Jessica Swift Community Meeting Room Join fellow bridge enthusiasts for a game. All skill levels welcome.

Spanish and English conversation for adults. Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Bixby Memorial Library community room, 258 Main St.

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.

FUNDRAISERS & SALES

Book sale in Middlebury. First Saturdays, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Meeting Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Accessed via the garden ramp or through the Children’s room. Masks required.

MUSEUMS, GALLERIES & EXHIBITS

ART ON MAIN, 25 Main St. Bristol, 802-453-4032. On exhibit: “5×5”

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.

COMPASS MUSIC & ARTS CENTER. 333 Jones Dr., Park Village, Brandon. 802-247-4295, www.cmacvt.org. On exhibit: “FENCEPOSTS mark a path,” Sept. 24-Nov.5.

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.

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.

HENRY SHELDON MUSEUM. One Park St., Middlebury. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 802-388-2117, henrysheldonmuseum.org. On exhibit:  “Henry at 200: Collector, Museum Founder & More,” through Dec. 31; “Sightlines: Picturing the Battell Wilderness — Paintings by Jill Madden and Photographs by Caleb Kenna,” Oct. 5-Dec.31.

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: host “Dreaming of Timbuctoo” August-October.

LAKE CHAMPLAIN MARITIME MUSEUM. 4472 Basin harbor Rd., Ferrisburgh, info@lcmm.org, 802-475-2022, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., May 22- Oct. 17.

NORTHERN DAUGHTERS GALLERY, 221 Main St., Vergennes, 802-877-2173, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and by appointment, 802-877-2173.

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.

THE CORNER SCHOOL RESOURCE CENTER, 75 Old Post Office Rd., Granville. On exhibit: “Salve Art Show,” Nov. 11-Jan. 31.

VERMONT FOLKLIFE CENTER. 88 Main St, Middlebury, 802-388-4964. Vision & Voice Gallery on exhibit: “Pride 1983,” Sept. 8-March 25, 2021. Wednedsay-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.