Saturday

23

March

Hike Mt. Elmore with GMC. Elmore. Moderate. 5 miles. Hike or snowshoe up Mt. Elmore, ascending by the most direct route and descending via Balanced Rock. Great views from the fire tower of the Green Mountains and also the Whites (weather permitting). Contact Steve or Heather Bailey, 622-4516 or stevecbailey@gmail.com for meeting time and place.

The Saturday Storefront Puppet Show Series. Annual pop-up theater on Main Street, featuring Justin Lander and Rose Friedman. $8 suggested donation, 12 a.m. The Gohl Building, 101 South Main Street, Hardwick, moderntimestheater@gmail.com, 802-472-8987.

Stanley Sloan talks Democracy at League Lunch. Presentation, “Liberal Democracy Challenged…Can It Survive?” at the annual League of Women Voters Civic Engagement Luncheon. Open to the public. $10, 11:30-1:30 a.m. Capitol Plaza Hotel, Montpelier Room, 100 State Street, Montpelier, lwvofvt@gmail.com, 802-899-3657.

Benefit Spaghetti Dinner. All proceeds will go to the family in Worcester who tragically lost their home. A silent auction by the Worcester Art Group will be held during dinner. 5-7 p.m. Worcester United Methodist Church, 35 Worcester Village Road, Worcester, 233whill@gmail.com, 802-223-8638.

Studio Sessions: The Black Feathers. Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler’s musical style weaves traditional and modern influences so thoroughly that they become the warp and weft of fresh creations. Tickets start at $20, Students $10, and Seniors 20% off, 7-9 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

The New Black Eagle Jazz Band. Fixtures on the international jazz scene for nearly 50 years. Adults $25 advance, $28 day of; students $12, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 Main Street, Randolph, outreach@chandler-arts.org, 802-728-9878.

The Secret Sisters. Nominees for the Best Folk Grammy in 2018, offering “enchanting harmonies…blending Southern gospel, bluegrass, barbershop and swing influences, all with a contemporary, poetic twist.” — NPR. $22-29.50, 7:30-9:30 p.m. The Barre Opera House , 6 North Main Street, Barre, director@barreoperahouse.org, 802-476-0292.

Sunday

24

March

Spring Equinox: A Celebration of Lambs, Lactating Ewes, and the Sun. Join us as we perform reinvented ancient spring equinox rituals to honor the sun, animals, plants, and earth that sustain us. Participants are invited to come dressed as bears, and bring noisemakers and an egg. by donation, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cate Hill Orchard, 697 Shadow Lake Road, Greensboro, maria@catehillorchard.com, 802-586-2059.

Silent Film Series. “Harold Lloyd in Safety Last.” Featuring live accompaniment with maestro Bob Merrill on HCA’s Steinway. Tickets $10, Students and Seniors $8, 2-3 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Zumba-Like Fitness Dance for Women only. Free weekly class for women 18 yrs and older. Music by secular & Christian artists. 4-5 p.m. East Montpelier Elementary School , 665 Vincent Flats, East Montpelier, zabundancejoy@gmail.com.

Tiny Twilight Cafe. Every fourth Sunday of the month, families gather at Downstreet’s community space for a light supper and a chance to connect with other parents. Free for parents and caregivers with children 3 and under. Older siblings welcome. RSVP encouraged. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Downstreet, 22 Keith Avenue, Barre, gelias@goodbeginningscentralvt.org, 802-595-7953.

Award-Winning Documentary. On the Life of a Spiritual Realizer. See the trailer at www.consciouslightfilm.com. 7-8:30 p.m. Savoy Theatre, 26 Main Street, Montpelier, dacom2000@gmail.com, 707-367-8779.

Monday

25

March

Seniors in Motion. Cardio and strength exercises. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. $30 for 12 sessions for members; nonmembers, $6 a session, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Pitch. Every Monday for fun, friendship and engaging conversation. Looking for more players. 1-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Author Reading. “Ring of Fire,” a memoir by Yenna Yi and sailing the big waters of the globe on a home-built catamaran. 6:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier, rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org, 802-223-3338.

Monthly Book Group for Adults. For copies of the book, please stop by the library. New members are always welcome. 7-8 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3581.

Berlin Chair Yoga. Gentle seated and standing yoga drop-in class. Work on the breath, posture, gentle stretching, balance and meditation. No experience needed. By donation, 10 a.m. Berlin Congregational Church, 1808 Scott Hill Road, Berlin, 802-793-3441.

Bone Builders Exercise. Multiple classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Check the website: www.twinvalleyseniors.org, email or call for class times and information. 7:30 p.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 Route 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Bingo. Doors at 4 p.m. Games begin at 5 p.m. Light refreshments are available. 4 p.m. Northfield Senior Center, 168 Wall Street, Northfield, 802-485-8112.

Tuesday

26

March

Tai Chi Tuesdays. Diane DesBois is offering three different sessions on Tuesdays: 1–1:45 p.m. advanced; 2-2:45 p.m. intermediate; 3-3:45 p.m. beginner. Please register. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street , South Barre, Bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Young at Heart Singers. Do you like to sing? Consider joining our very own Young at Heart Singers Group. This group has a great time and performs locally at different venues as well as at BASC. Please register. 1-2:30 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Beginners Tai Chi Class. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 10-11 a.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 Route 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Tai Chi Evening. Register for Fall Prevention Level 1 evening class with Bernadette. Every Tuesday. Free, $3 nonmembers, 5-6 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 S. Main St. #4, Barre, 802-479-9512.

Tai Chi classes for beginners. 11-week session on Tuesday evenings. Pre-registration is not necessary. 7:30 p.m. The Clothespin Factory, One Granite Street, Montpelier, 802-454-8550.

Annual Rabies Shot Clinic. All proceeds benefit EMFD. All dogs must be registered in their respective town by April 1st. The East Montpelier town clerk will be in attendance to license and register dogs at a separate cost. $15, 6-7:30 p.m. East Montpelier Fire Department, 54 Village Acres, East Montpelier, 802-454-7377.

Wednesday

27

March

Seniors in Motion. Cardio and strength exercises. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. $30 for 12 sessions for members; nonmembers, $6 a session, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Mah Jong. Fun, friendship and engaging conversation. Every Wednesday. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Story Time and Playgroup. For children birth to age six and their grown-ups. We follow the Twinfield Union School calendar and do not hold the program the days Twinfield is closed. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3581.

Square Dancing. No partner needed. Square dancing is a good way to foster new friendships and good exercise for your mind and body. Please register. by donation, 1-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

The History of Spices. Spice expert Hank Kaestner explains how the search for spices has been a motivator for world exploration and commerce, tracing the discovery and usage of spices from the Roman Empire through the 20th century. Free to OLLI members; $5 suggested donation for all otners, 1:30-3 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. Montpelier, gracewgreene@comcast.net, 802-272-1706.

Line Dancing. Please register. $5, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Mid-Week Movie. “The Hate U Give,” Rated: PG-13. Run time: 2 hr. and 13 min. 6-8:15 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Central VT Chess Club. Chess players of all ages and experience levels are invited to come play at the Central VT Chess Club. Free instruction provided for students. No membership fees. Please bring your own equipment. 6-9 p.m. The “hub” at the Berlin Mall, Berlin Mall Road, Berlin, robertnichols3@myfairpoint.net, 802-229-1207.

Showing Up For Racial Justice. Living Room Conversations About Racism. Four thought-provoking conversations about racial justice and how you can be part of ending racism in our communities. Come to one or all. RSVP if you need childcare. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School Street RM 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3581.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?. Film & Discussion. Documentary tells the story of a soft-spoken minister, puppeteer, writer and producer whose show aired for more than 30 years. 7 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier, rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org, 802-223-3338.

Lunafest. Short films for, by and about women. Proceeds will benefit Vermont Works for Women, a service organization helping women and girls achieve economic independence. $20/$15 in advance; $25 at the door, 7-9 p.m. Savoy Theater, Main Street, Montpelier, SEikenberry@vtworksforwomen.org.

Farmers Night. Madeleine Kunin reads selections from her book, “Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties,” and Patti Casey performs songs that resonate with Kunin’s poignant poetry and prose. Book signing to follow. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Vermont State House — House Chamber, 115 State Street, Montpelier, jack.zeilenga@vermont.gov, 802-828-0749.

Bone Builders Exercise. Multiple classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Check the website: www.twinvalleyseniors.org, email or call for class times and information. 7:30 p.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 Route 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Thursday

28

March

Gusto’s Open Mic. Must be 21 and over. Every Thursday. 8 p.m. Gusto’s Bar, 28 Prospect Street, Barre, 802-476-7919.

Cribbage. Every Thursday. Looking to form groups. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Pacem School Open House. Learn about Pacem School’s curriculum and programs and meet our faculty and students. 4:30-6 p.m. Pacem School, 32 College Street, Montpelier, lexi@pacemschool.org, 802-223-1010.

Intro to Monumental Drafting Course. By the end of this 8-week course, you will be able to meet the union standards of an Apprentice level Monumental Draftsman. $550, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cochran’s Monuments, 15 Blackwell Street, Barre, info@cochrans-monuments.com, 802-479-1035.

Beginners Tai Chi Class. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 10-11 a.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 Route 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Friday

29

March

Seniors in Motion. Cardio and strength exercises. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. $30 for 12 sessions for members; nonmembers, $6 a session, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

RUNA — Celtic Roots Music. Interweaving melodies of Ireland and Scotland with the harmonies and rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco, and blues. Tickets start at $15, Students $10, and Seniors 20% off, 7-9 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro, caitlin@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Chamber Music Soirée. A casual chamber music concert featuring local and international artists. 7 p.m.-8:30 a.m. Monteverdi Music School, 46 Barre Street, Montpelier, chrisstork21@gmail.com.

All in a Family. Loudon Wainwright III, Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche. $34-$48, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 Main Street, Randolph, outreach@chandler-arts.org, 802-728-9878.

Advanced Sun Tai Chi 73. . 1-2 p.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 Route 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Bone Builders Exercise. Multiple classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Check the website: www.twinvalleyseniors.org, email or call for class times and information. 7:30 p.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 Route 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Saturday

30

March

The Saturday Storefront Puppet Show Series. Annual pop-up theater on Main Street, featuring Justin Lander and Rose Friedman. $8 suggested donation, The Gohl Building, 101 South Main Street, Hardwick, moderntimestheater@gmail.com, 802-472-8987.

Anything for Speed Closing Day. Last day of our “Anything for Speed: Automobile Racing in Vermont,” exhibit. Talk on what it takes to build and run a racing engine. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Vermont History Center, 60 Washington Street, Barre, info@vermonthistory.org, 802-479-8500.

Caring for your Woods Pancake Breakfast. Professional foresters will be on hand to share information about how to care for your woodland, wildlife and protect water resources. Breakfast followed by a brief presentation and hands on workshops. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Twinfield Union School, Nasmith Road, Marshfield, rock@cvregion.com, 802-229-0389.

Auditions for “The Government Inspector!”. Actors wanted. Be part of an hilarious production mocking corruption in a new adaptation of the classic farce by Nicolai Gogol. 6 men, 4 women. Call or email for more info. even if you can’t make the auditions. 1-2:30 p.m. Plainfield Community Center (above Coop), 153 Main Street, Plainfield, david.klein@yahoo.com, 802-456-1978.

Paint and Nosh. Join artist/instructor Joyce Kahn and make a painting to bring home. Dessert bar and one glass of non-alcoholic sparkling beverage while you paint. $20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Beth Jacob Synagogue, 10 Harrison Avenue, Montpelier, programming@bethjacobvt.org.

Contra Dance with Maivish. No experience and no partner needed. All dances are taught plus an introductory session at 7:45 p.m. $10/$5/$15, 8-11 p.m. Capital City Grange Hall, 6612 Rt 12, Berlin, cdu.tim@gmail.com, 802-225-8921.

Sunday

31

March

SWAP THING: A Comic Book Show and Swap. Do you miss those comic shows of yore that were all about digging through bins of back issues? SWAP THING is an old-school comic book show and swap in Essex, VT. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Memorial Hall, 5 Towers Road, Essex, andy@devilsdream.org, 802-878-0536.

Zumba-Like Fitness Dance for Women only. Free weekly class for women 18 yrs and older. Music by secular & Christian artists. 4-5 p.m. East Montpelier Elementary School , 665 Vincent Flats, East Montpelier, zabundancejoy@gmail.com.

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