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.

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 aapomme@gmail.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.

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 (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.

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.

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.

ATHLETICS

Drop-in Ice Hockey in Bristol. Mondays, 5-7 p.m., Bristol Rec Park Rink, Airport Road. Free. Hockey players ages 13 and up join a pick-up game — on the street until the ice is laid down, than skates. All abilities welcome. Masks recommended; helmets required.

 

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 S.

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.

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, aom@gmail.net. On exhibit: “Cynthia Guild Kling Retrospective,” May 7-19. 

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: “Warren Kimball: Artful Assemblages” May 6-July 9; “Vermont: In the Country,” May 6-July 10.

COMPASS MUSIC & ARTS CENTER. 333 Jones Dr., Park Village, Brandon. 802-247-4295, www.cmacvt.org. On exhibit: “We’re All At A Party Called Life on Earth!” April 22-June 11.

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: “Town & Country: Works by Susan Abbott and Molly Doe Wensburg,” May 5-June 26

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: “Open Air: Works by Hannah Bureau,” through May 22: “Summer Suite” featuring the work of Jill Matthews and Katie Runde, May 27-June 27. 

HENRY SHELDON MUSEUM. One Park St., Middlebury. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 802-388-2117, henrysheldonmuseum.org.

ILSLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY. 75 Main Street, Middlebury. 802-388-4095. On exhibit: “Come What May: Works by Alice Eckels”; March 18-April 30.

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: “It Runs with the Territory: A Prindle Wissler Retrospective,” May 12- June 30.

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART. 72 Porter Field Road, Middlebury. museum.middlebury.edu/exhibitions,(802) 443-5007 to make y reservations. On Exhibit: “Contemporary to Classical: Highlights from the New Collection Handbook,” Jan. 28-Aug. 7.; “Into the Screen: Digital Art from teamLab,” Jan. 28-Aug. 7.

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: Works by Hannah Sessions, March 15-April 30.

PHOTOPLACE GALLERY. Park Street, Middlebury. photos@photoplacegallery.com, (802) 388-4500. On exhibit: “Quiet Landscape,” March 26-June 18.

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., info@sparrowartsupply.com. On exhibit: “Sense of Relief,” May 13-July 10.

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.