Saturday

11

January

Hike Stowe Pinnacle with GMC. Moderate. 3.6 miles. Beautiful views of Mansfield and the Green Mountains. Followed by optional lunch in Waterbury or Stowe. We will use snowshoes or microspikes depending upon conditions. Contact Steve or Heather Bailey, 802-622-4516 or stevecbailey@gmail.com for meeting time and place.

Texas Hold’Em Tournament. Open to the public. Sign up in advance at 48 Depot Square in Northfield. $50 in advance or $75 at the door, 1-6 p.m. The American Legion, 48 Depot Square, Northfield, Allegion63@yahoo.com, 802-485-6713.

Snowflake Story. Saturday Museum Program: a reading from Jacqueline Briggs Martin’s “Snowflake Bentley”. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or coffee and treats. Stay for a craft activity. Most suitable for families with children under the age of 13. Included with the price of Museum admission, 1-2 p.m. Vermont History Museum, 109 State Street, Montpelier, info@vermonthistory.org, 802-479-8500.

Public Readings. Featuring VCFA faculty, visiting writers and graduating students, with special guests with both afternoon and evening reading times. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College Street, Montpelier, 866-934-8232.

Sunday

12

January

Antiques Market. Over 25 vendors, including antique & vintage advertising. $2, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Candanian Club, 414 East Montpelier Road, Barre, buysellold@yahoo.com, 802-751-6138.

Music by George Milne. A program of music composed by George Milne performed by Alison Cerutti, piano; Elizabeth Reid, viola; Michael Close, cello; Joni McCraw, clarinet; Roger Grow, tenor; Skip Potter, tenor; Neil Cerutti, baritone and Neil Wasek, bass. 2-3:30 p.m. Barre Opera House, 6 N. Main Street, Barre, gdmilne@comcast.net, 802-223-4141.

Dance, Sing, and Jump Around. A family dance for all ages — circle and line dances and singing games, all taught and called to live traditional music. Free for children, suggested donation $5 per adult. No one turned away. 3-4:30 p.m. Capital City Grange, 6612 VT-12 (Northfield Street), Berlin, lizbenjamin64@gmail.com, 802-223-1509.

Vermont Mandolin Trio. Three of Vermont’s finest mandolinists, Matt Flinner, Jamie Masefield and Will Patton, come together for an evening of bluegrass, jazz and roots music. $12, 3-5 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Adventures in Mime. The Legacy of Mime Marcel Marceau. In his tribute to Marcel Marceau and his teacher, Etienne Decroux, Rob Mermin shares his memories of training with these legendary mime masters. Donations, 4 p.m. Plainfield Opera House, 18 High Street, Plainfield, plainfieldtownhall@gmail.com, 802-498-3173.

Dunham Shoe Factory. A contemporary acoustic ensemble playing original compositions influenced by world traditions. $15-$23, 4-6 p.m. Richmond Congregational Church, 20 Church Street, Richmond, don@valleystage.net, 802-434-4563.

Public Readings. Featuring VCFA faculty, visiting writers and graduating students, with special guests with both afternoon and evening reading times. 7-8 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College Street, Montpelier, 866-934-8232.

Monday

13

January

Bone Builders. Classes focusing on osteoporosis prevention, balance and strength. Classes meet approximately 1 ¼ hrs. Mondays and Wednesdays: 7:30, 9 and 10:40 a.m. Fridays: 7:30 & 10:40 a.m. 7:30 a.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Seniors in Motion. Focuses on strength training, flexibility and overall wellness. $30 12 class punch card, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Dance & Stretch. Easy to follow Jazz and Caribbean moves. Great music. Thorough stretch. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4 MSAC members, 11-11:55 a.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Drop-in Mahjong. Drop-in and play every Monday. 12-3 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier.

Yoga. Level 1: No knee or arm supported postures. Work slowly and deeply to gain flexibility, strength, balance and alignment. Drop-in, start anytime, no experience necessary. With instructor Allison Mann. $5, $4 MSAC members, 12:05-1 p.m. Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk-up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Pitch. Card playing group. 1-3:45 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Yoga with Katie. Six-week class appropriate for all levels with modifications for beginner & advanced yogis. Mats provided or bring your own. Please register. $30 members ($5 per class) /$36 nonmembers. 4-5 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Suicide Grief Support Group. A safe place where survivors of suicide loss can share their experience with others who really understand, facilitated by a mental health professional trained by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Contact Michele Delaney for intake screening and location. 6-7:30 p.m. Montpelier, Montpelier, delaneymichele@icloud.com, 802-223-4752.

Handwork Circle. Bring with you what you are working on and share handwork skills, ideas and advice. Monday evenings. 6:30-8 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3581.

Public Readings. Featuring VCFA faculty, visiting writers and graduating students, with special guests with both afternoon and evening reading times. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College Street, Montpelier, 866-934-8232.

Tuesday

14

January

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. Benefits include reduced pain, stiffness and fatigue; improved strength, range of motion, balance, flexibility, coordination and endurance. Drop-ins welcome. 8:30-9:45 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Beginners Tai Chi Classes. Introductory class at 9:30 a.m. for new participants. Class starts at 10 a.m. 9:30-11 a.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Cribbage. All welcome who wish to learn or are experienced to come and join our group. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Tap Exercise. Tap basics and combinations, lots of repetition. A fun workout & thorough stretch. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4 MSAC members, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Conditioning. Squats and lunges with weights. Floorwork for focused ab/butt/thighs; deep stretch. Drop-in, start anytime, no experience necessary. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4 MSAC members, 12:05-1:05 p.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Wood Carving. Don Heuerman leads you on this journey to creating and fashioning ornamental objects from wood. Learn beginning knife cuts, whittling and more. Materials provided. Please register/space limited. by donation, 1-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Hand & Foot Card Game Group. No experience needed to join this group for fun and camaraderie!. 1:30-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Climate Change Speaker Series. What is ahead for Vermont? Meteorologist Roger Hill will discuss the growing variability of spring, summer heat and winter cold. What does the lack of sea ice hold in store for Vermonters and our planet? 6:30-8 p.m. Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main St. Montpelier, info@kellogghubbard.org, 802-223-3338.

Public Readings. Featuring VCFA faculty, visiting writers and graduating students, with special guests with both afternoon and evening reading times. 7-8 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College Street, Montpelier, 866-934-8232.

Wednesday

15

January

Bone Builders. Classes focusing on osteoporosis prevention, balance and strength. Classes meet approximately 1 ¼ hrs. Mondays and Wednesdays: 7:30, 9 and 10:40 a.m. Fridays: 7:30 & 10:40 a.m. 7:30 a.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Seniors in Motion. Focuses on strength training, flexibility and overall wellness. $30 12 class punch card, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Mah Jong. Learn and play Mah Jong with the group. 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. Join Sylvia Smith for story time, and follow up with playgroup with facilitator, Erin Barry. For children birth to age six and their grown-ups. Follows the Twinfield Union School calendar and not held on days Twinfield is closed. Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3581.

Dance & Stretch. Easy to follow Jazz and Caribbean moves. Great music. Thorough stretch. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4 MSAC members, 11-11:55 a.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Noon Yoga II. Work slowly and deeply to gain flexibility, strength, balance, and alignment. Level II: includes knee or arm supported postures. Drop-in, start anytime, no experience necessary. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4 MSAC members, 12:05-1 p.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Square Dancing. No partner needed. by donation, 1-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

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

Public Readings. Featuring VCFA faculty, visiting writers and graduating students, with special guests with both afternoon and evening reading times. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College Street, Montpelier, 866-934-8232.

Interrupting Hate and Addressing Unintended Bias. Have you ever wished you knew how to respond to racist comments and jokes? Join Central Vermont Showing Up For Racial Justice and the Unitarian Church of Montpelier to practice responding. 6-8 p.m. Unitarian Church of Montpelier , 130 Main St. Montpelier, ucm.dre@gmail.com, 802-223-2487.

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.

Movies about the Future. This ambitious 2012 film explores actions and their consequences over lifetimes from the 1800’s to 2300. “It combines science fiction, drama, mystery, action, romance and humor.” (PG 13). 7-9 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3581.

Farmers Night. Nisht Geferlach, plays songs and tells stories from the golden age of New York’s Yiddish Theater as well as freilachs, bulgars and other lively instrumentals that reveal the Dixieland influence on Jewish immigrant musicians. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Vermont State House, 115 State Street, Montpelier, jack.zeilenga@vermont.gov, 802-828-0749.

Thursday

16

January

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. Benefits include reduced pain, stiffness and fatigue; improved strength, range of motion, balance, flexibility, coordination and endurance. Drop-ins welcome. 8:30-9:45 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Beginners Tai Chi Classes. Introductory class at 9:30 a.m. for new participants. Class starts at 10 a.m. 9:30-11 a.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Basket Weaving. Create different baskets with Don George, while engaging in conversation and camaraderie. By donation, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Vermont’s Lucy Terry Prince. UVM Professor Mary Louise Kete examines Prince’s poetry and her place in American and Vermont history. 12-1 p.m. Vermont History Museum, 109 State St. Montpelier, info@vermonthistory.org, 802-479-8500.

Public Readings. Featuring VCFA faculty, visiting writers and graduating students, with special guests with both afternoon and evening reading times. 3:45-4:30 & 7-8 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College Street, Montpelier, 866-934-8232.

Falls Prevention Tai Chi I & II. Sun (soon) style Tai Chi uses small movements and follows steps for safety, while enjoying your strength and balance with harmony. 3:45-4:45 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Ballet Barre Workout. Develop strength, flexibility, balance and calm. Includes weights and floor-work. $11 w/card, 5:15-6:15 p.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Cybersecurity Conversation for Families. An important conversation with information and resources to help your family navigate technology security challenges with an emphasis on parental controls, cyberbullying, social networking, mobile phones, scams and more. Q&A follows. 6-7:30 p.m. Orchard Valley Waldorf School, 2290 VT Route 14N, East Montpelier, orchardvalley@ovws.org, 802-456-7400.

Pier Valentino’s: Show Without End! (The Final Broadcast). A celebration of solo performances. Saturday workshop. $20, 7:30-9 p.m. Grange Hall Cultural Center, 317 Howard Avenue, Waterbury Center, grangehallcc@gmail.com, 802-244-4168.

Friday

17

January

Bone Builders. Classes focusing on osteoporosis prevention, balance and strength. Classes meet approximately 1 ¼ hrs. Mondays and Wednesdays: 7:30, 9 and 10:40 a.m. Fridays: 7:30 & 10:40 a.m. 7:30 a.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Seniors in Motion. Focuses on strength training, flexibility and overall wellness. $30 12 class punch card, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Writers Block. Share your essay, short stories, one-act plays, poems or any other form worthy of note. Your work, along with others will be critiqued in a positive mode with a supportive audience. 10-11:15 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Conditioning. Squats and lunges with weights. Floorwork for focused ab/butt/thighs; deep stretch. Drop-in, start anytime, no experience necessary. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4 MSAC members, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Genealogy Class. Part memoir, part genealogy, using a combination of traditional genealogy and oral history, work together to share and record your family’s stories. 12-1:30 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Noon Yoga III. Level III: includes inversions and backbends. Work slowly and deeply to gain flexibility, strength, balance and alignment. Drop-in, start anytime, no experience necessary. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4 MSAC members, 12:05-1 p.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Sun Tai Chi Classes. Donations welcomed. 1-2 p.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Spiritual Book Study Group. Not a religious book club. Focuses on everyday life and obstacles we all face: worry, doubt, confusion, depression and all attacks on the mind. 1-2 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Yang24 Tai Chi Classes. perform a series of postures or movements in a slow, graceful manner, for the strength and endurance benefits. 2-3 p.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Public Readings. Featuring VCFA faculty, visiting writers and graduating students, with special guests with both afternoon and evening reading times. 7-8 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College Street, Montpelier, 866-934-8232.

Out of Sight. Out of Murder. Author Peter Knight is grinding out a murder story in an old mansion in Vermont where another author was murdered years before. A weird electrical storm effects a cosmic snafu and his characters come to life. $16 evenings, $12 matinees, 7-9 p.m. Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, valleyplayers@madriver.com, 802-583-1674.

Michael Arnowittt & the ImproVision Quintet. Pianist Michael Arnowitt will be joined on stage by some of his favorite Vermont jazz musicians. $35/$25/$10, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Chandler Music Hall, 73 Main Street, Randolph, outreach@chandler-arts.org, 802-728-9878.

Pier Valentino’s: Show Without End! (The Final Broadcast). A celebration of solo performances. Saturday workshop. $20, 7:30-9 p.m. Grange Hall Cultural Center, 317 Howard Avenue, Waterbury Center, grangehallcc@gmail.com, 802-244-4168.

Saturday

18

January

Snowshoe Northfield with GMC. Difficult. 6+/- hours of hiking. Paine Mountain to Irish Hill traverse. Short car shuttle required. Contact Co-Leaders: Nancy Schulz, 223-7035 or saddleshoes2@gmail.com or Kevin Ryan, pinewhisp@comcast.net for meeting time and place.

Public Readings. Featuring VCFA faculty, visiting writers and graduating students, with special guests with both afternoon and evening reading times. 2:15-3:15 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College Street, Montpelier, 866-934-8232.

Snow Daze Opening Reception and Artist Talk. Mark Barry paints happiness and celebrates the gift of time and his deep appreciation of life — and the viewer quickly realizes it is contagious. Exhibit runs through Feb. 16. 5-6 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Karaoke. 21 & up. No cover charge. 6-10 p.m. The American Legion, 48 Depot Square, Northfield, Allegion63@yahoo.com, 802-485-6713.

East Coast Inspirational Singers. Moving audiences with an energetic and high-spirited style of harmony, the East Coast Inspirational Singers hail from Harlem and specialize in gospel, r&b, pop, Broadway, jazz and blues. $20, seniors $16, students $10, 7-9 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Out of Sight. Out of Murder. Author Peter Knight is grinding out a murder story in an old mansion in Vermont where another author was murdered years before. A weird electrical storm effects a cosmic snafu and his characters come to life. $16 evenings, $12 matinees, 7-9 p.m. Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, valleyplayers@madriver.com, 802-583-1674.

Pier Valentino’s: Show Without End! (The Final Broadcast). A celebration of solo performances. Saturday workshop. $20, 7:30-9 p.m. Grange Hall Cultural Center, 317 Howard Avenue, Waterbury Center, grangehallcc@gmail.com, 802-244-4168.

Sunday

19

January

Auditions for “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. For actors ages 14 and up. Auditions for this non-musical play will consist of readings from the provided script. The play will be co-directed by Doug Bergstein and Shannon Sanborn, presented on weekends April 3-19, 2020. 12-2 p.m. The Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, valleyplayers@madriver.com, 802-583-1674.

Spilt Milk. Three versions of worldly upset. Artists Susan Calza, Ginger Pearl Irish and Nina Dubois present personal and particular interpretations of an enduring theme. Includes sculpture, video, photography and work-on-paper. 2-4 p.m. susan calza gallery, 138 Main Street, Montpelier , 802-224-6827.

The Telling Project. Stories focusing on eight new Vermonters who have come from all over the world to settle, work, learn and become a part of our communities. Directed and produced by Ariel Zevon, Sahra Ali and Jay Craven. $26, seniors $23, students are free, 3-5 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Patrick Ross with the Kowal Family Bluegrass Band. Traditional and original toe-tappin’ tunes by a fifth-generation-Vermonter virtuoso!. $16 Adv / $20 Door, 4-6 p.m. The Willey Building Auditorium, 3084 Main St. Cabot, director@cabotarts.org, 802-793-3016.

Out of Sight. Out of Murder. Author Peter Knight is grinding out a murder story in an old mansion in Vermont where another author was murdered years before. A weird electrical storm effects a cosmic snafu and his characters come to life. $16 evenings, $12 matinees, 4-6 p.m. Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, valleyplayers@madriver.com, 802-583-1674.

Public Readings. Featuring VCFA faculty, visiting writers and graduating students, with special guests with both afternoon and evening reading times. 4:45-5:45 & 7-8 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College Street, Montpelier, 866-934-8232.

Monday

20

January

Bone Builders. Classes focusing on osteoporosis prevention, balance and strength. Classes meet approximately 1 ¼ hrs. Mondays and Wednesdays: 7:30, 9 and 10:40 a.m. Fridays: 7:30 & 10:40 a.m. 7:30 a.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Seniors in Motion. Focuses on strength training, flexibility and overall wellness. $30 12 class punch card, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

MLK Day of Service. Community meal and racial justice discussion to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. begins with a meal at 11 a.m. and a discussion around racial justice in Vermont from 12:45 — 3 p.m. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Unitarian Church of Montpelier , 130 Main St. Montpelier , vyt.leader@wcysb.org, 802-229-9151.

Dance & Stretch. Easy to follow Jazz and Caribbean moves. Great music. Thorough stretch. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4 MSAC members, 11-11:55 a.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Drop-in Mahjong. Drop-in and play every Monday. 12-3 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier.

Yoga. Level 1: No knee or arm supported postures. Work slowly and deeply to gain flexibility, strength, balance and alignment. Drop-in, start anytime, no experience necessary. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4 MSAC members, 12:05-1 p.m. Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk-up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Pitch. Card playing group. 1-3:45 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Public Readings. Featuring VCFA faculty, visiting writers and graduating students, with special guests with both afternoon and evening reading times. 1:15-2 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College Street, Montpelier, 866-934-8232.

Yoga with Katie. Six-week class appropriate for all levels with modifications for beginner & advanced yogis. Mats provided or bring your own. Please register. $30 members ($5 per class) /$36 nonmembers. 4-5 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Suppressed: The Fight to Vote. Powerful documentary about the efforts to deny people a basic democratic right. Proceeds benefit Fair Fight, building voter protection teams in 20 key states to protect the right to vote. $10+ donation, 6-7:30 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church, 130 Main Street, Montpelier, IndivisibleCalais@gmail.com, 802-456-8804.

Auditions for “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. For actors ages 14 and up. Auditions for this non-musical play will consist of readings from the provided script. The play will be co-directed by Doug Bergstein and Shannon Sanborn, presented on weekends April 3-19, 2020. 6-8 p.m. The Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, valleyplayers@madriver.com, 802-583-1674.

Handwork Circle. Bring with you what you are working on and share handwork skills, ideas and advice. Monday evenings. 6:30-8 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3581.

Tuesday

21

January

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. Benefits include reduced pain, stiffness and fatigue; improved strength, range of motion, balance, flexibility, coordination and endurance. Drop-ins welcome. 8:30-9:45 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Beginners Tai Chi Classes. Introductory class at 9:30 a.m. for new participants. Class starts at 10 a.m. 9:30-11 a.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Cribbage. All welcome who wish to learn or are experienced to come and join our group. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Tap Exercise. Tap basics and combinations, lots of repetition. A fun workout & thorough stretch. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4 MSAC members, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Conditioning. Squats and lunges with weights. Floorwork for focused ab/butt/thighs; deep stretch. Drop-in, start anytime, no experience necessary. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4 MSAC members, 12:05-1:05 p.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

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.

Wood Carving. Don Heuerman leads you on this journey to creating and fashioning ornamental objects from wood. Learn beginning knife cuts, whittling and more. Materials provided. Please register/space limited. By donation, 1-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Hand & Foot Card Game Group. No experience needed to join this group for fun and camaraderie!. 1:30-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Wednesday

22

January

Cross-country Ski Stowe with GMC. Moderate. 6 miles. From Barnes Camp over Smugglers’ Notch on the highway to Jeffersonville. Metal-edged skis not required, but helpful if the snow is hard packed. Contact Steve or Heather Bailey, 802-622-4516 or stevecbailey@gmail.com for meeting time and place.

Bone Builders. Classes focusing on osteoporosis prevention, balance and strength. Classes meet approximately 1 ¼ hrs. Mondays and Wednesdays: 7:30, 9 and 10:40 a.m. Fridays: 7:30 & 10:40 a.m. 7:30 a.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Seniors in Motion. Focuses on strength training, flexibility and overall wellness. $30 12 class punch card, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Mah Jong. Learn and play Mah Jong with the group. 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. Join Sylvia Smith for story time, and follow up with playgroup with facilitator, Erin Barry. For children birth to age six and their grown-ups. Follows the Twinfield Union School calendar and not held on days Twinfield is closed. Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3581.

Dance & Stretch. Easy to follow Jazz and Caribbean moves. Great music. Thorough stretch. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4 MSAC members, 11-11:55 a.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Noon Yoga II. Work slowly and deeply to gain flexibility, strength, balance, and alignment. Level II: includes knee or arm supported postures. Drop-in, start anytime, no experience necessary. With instructor Allison Mann. $5, $4 MSAC members, 12:05-1 p.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Square Dancing. No partner needed. by donation, 1-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

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

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.

Criminal Justice in Vermont. Implicit bias training and discussion in a 2-hour session exploring how we unconsciously attribute certain qualities to members of a particular race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, etc. led by Bor Yang, exec. dir. VT Human Rights Commission. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier, catherine.rader@myfairpoint.net, 802-229-4737.

Thursday

23

January

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. Benefits include reduced pain, stiffness and fatigue; improved strength, range of motion, balance, flexibility, coordination and endurance. Drop-ins welcome. 8:30-9:45 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Beginners Tai Chi Classes. Introductory class at 9:30 a.m. for new participants. Class starts at 10 a.m. 9:30-11 a.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Basket Weaving. Create different baskets with Don George, while engaging in conversation and comradery. By donation, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Tech Workshop. Technology might be frustrating at times, but it is much easier when you have a friendly helper to show you how to use it. Please register. 2-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior ctr, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Falls Prevention Tai Chi I & II. Sun (soon) style Tai Chi uses small movements and follows steps for safety, while enjoying your strength and balance with harmony. 3:45-4:45 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Ballet Barre Workout. Develop strength, flexibility, balance and calm. Includes weights and floor-work. $11 w/card, 5:15-6:15 p.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

GMC Slideshow Presentation. Montpelier photographer John Snell presents “Seek No Further: In Our Backyard.”. 7 p.m. T. W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre Street, Montpelier.

Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival. Four-day celebration of roots and folk music, featuring Cajun and Old-Time musicians from Louisiana and Southern Appalachia, touring musicians and regional performers. Concerts, dances, workshops, family events, jam sessions and free performances city-wide. 8-10 p.m. Downtown Montpelier, Main St. Montpelier, katietrautzmusic@gmail.com, 802-279-2236.

Friday

24

January

Bone Builders. Classes focusing on osteoporosis prevention, balance and strength. Classes meet approximately 1 ¼ hrs. Mondays and Wednesdays: 7:30, 9 and 10:40 a.m. Fridays: 7:30 & 10:40 a.m. 7:30 a.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Seniors in Motion. Focuses on strength training, flexibility and overall wellness. $30 12 class punch card, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Writers Block. Share your essay, short stories, one-act plays, poems or any other form worthy of note. Your work, along with others will be critiqued in a positive mode with a supportive audience. 10-11:15 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Conditioning. Squats and lunges with weights. Floorwork for focused ab/butt/thighs; deep stretch. Drop-in, start anytime, no experience necessary. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4 MSAC members, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Genealogy Class. Part memoir, part genealogy, using a combination of traditional genealogy and oral history, work together to share and record your family’s stories. 12-1:30 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Noon Yoga III. Level III: includes inversions and backbends. Work slowly and deeply to gain flexibility, strength, balance and alignment. Drop-in, start anytime, no experience necessary. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4 MSAC members, 12:05-1 p.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Sun Tai Chi Classes. Donations welcomed. 1-2 p.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Spiritual Book Study Group. Not a religious book club. Focuses on everyday life and obstacles we all face: worry, doubt, confusion, depression and all attacks on the mind. 1-2 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Yang24 Tai Chi Classes. perform a series of postures or movements in a slow, graceful manner, for the strength and endurance benefits. 2-3 p.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival. Four-day celebration of roots and folk music, featuring Cajun and Old-Time musicians from Louisiana and Southern Appalachia, touring musicians and regional performers. Concerts, dances, workshops, family events, jam sessions and free performances city-wide. 4:30-10 p.m. Downtown Montpelier, Main St. Montpelier, katietrautzmusic@gmail.com, 802-279-2236.

Out of Sight. Out of Murder. Author Peter Knight is grinding out a murder story in an old mansion in Vermont where another author was murdered years before. A weird electrical storm effects a cosmic snafu and his characters come to life. $16 evenings, $12 matinees, 7-9 p.m. Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, valleyplayers@madriver.com, 802-583-1674.

Cajun Dance. Start your weekend at Spice on Snow by joining the fun at the Friday evening Cajun dance with the Old Fashioned Aces. Adults $15, kids 8 and under free, 8-10 p.m. City Hall, Main St. Montpelier, yazbozz@gmail.com, 802-485-9242.

Saturday

25

January

Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival. Four-day celebration of roots and folk music, featuring Cajun and Old-Time musicians from Louisiana and Southern Appalachia, touring musicians and regional performers. Concerts, dances, workshops, family events, jam sessions and free performances city-wide. 10 a.m.-11:50 p.m. Downtown Montpelier, Main St. Montpelier, katietrautzmusic@gmail.com, 802-279-2236.

Board & Tabletop Games. Teens to adults, play games of logic and reasoning like Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Splendor, Millennium Blades, Scythe, Forbidden Island, Eclipse and more. No need to register, just drop in. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Waterbury Public Library, 28 North Main Street, Suite 2, Waterbury, judi@waterburypubliclibrary.com, 802-244-7036.

20 Years of SPA!. . 3-5 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N. Main St. Barre, info@studioplacearts.com, 802-479-7069.

Botanical Blitz Opening Reception. . 3-5 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N. Main St. Barre, info@studioplacearts.com, 802-479-7069.

Lois Beatty Opening Reception. Making My Mark: Recent Monoprints by Lois Beatty, on display in the 2nd Floor Gallery. 3-5 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main St, Barre, info@studioplacearts.com, 802-479-7069.

Spice on Snow Concert. A four-day celebration of roots and folk music which brings Cajun and old-time musicians from Louisiana and Southern Appalachia, together with premier touring folk musicians and regional performers. $25, 7-10 p.m. Bethany Church, 115 Main St. Montpelier, yazbozz@gmail.com, 802-485-9242.

Out of Sight. Out of Murder. Author Peter Knight is grinding out a murder story in an old mansion in Vermont where another author was murdered years before. A weird electrical storm effects a cosmic snafu and his characters come to life. $16 evenings, $12 matinees, 7-9 p.m. Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, valleyplayers@madriver.com, 802-583-1674.

The Drag. A Homosexual Comedy in Three Acts. Story of two love triangles which cross the lines of social and economic class, defying the sexual norms of the day. $5-$25, 7:30-10 p.m. Chandler Music Hall, 73 Main Street, Randolph, outreach@chandler-arts.org, 802-728-9878.

Sunday

26

January

Antiques Market. Over 25 vendors, including antique & vintage advertising. $2, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Candanian Club, 414 East Montpelier Road, Barre, buysellold@yahoo.com, 802-751-6138.

Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival. Four-day celebration of roots and folk music, featuring Cajun and Old-Time musicians from Louisiana and Southern Appalachia, touring musicians and regional performers. Concerts, dances, workshops, family events, jam sessions and free performances city-wide. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Downtown Montpelier, Main St. Montpelier, katietrautzmusic@gmail.com, 802-279-2236.

Auditions for “Little Shop of Horrors”. Auditions will consist of a taught dance combination, reading from the script, and singing a song of 16 to 32 bars. A song will be taught, or auditioners may prepare a piece. The sci-fi horror musical will be presented Thursdays-Saturdays, June 4-20, 2020. 12-2 p.m. Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, valleyplayers@madriver.com, 802-583-1674.

Out of Sight. Out of Murder. Author Peter Knight is grinding out a murder story in an old mansion in Vermont where another author was murdered years before. A weird electrical storm effects a cosmic snafu and his characters come to life. $16 evenings, $12 matinees, 4-6 p.m. Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, valleyplayers@madriver.com, 802-583-1674.

Monday

27

January

Bone Builders. Classes focusing on osteoporosis prevention, balance and strength. Classes meet approximately 1 ¼ hrs. Mondays and Wednesdays: 7:30, 9 and 10:40 a.m. Fridays: 7:30 & 10:40 a.m. 7:30 a.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Seniors in Motion. Focuses on strength training, flexibility and overall wellness. $30 12 class punch card, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Dance & Stretch. Easy to follow Jazz and Caribbean moves. Great music. Thorough stretch. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4 MSAC members, 11-11:55 a.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Drop-in Mahjong. Drop-in and play every Monday. 12-3 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier.

Yoga. Level 1: No knee or arm supported postures. Work slowly and deeply to gain flexibility, strength, balance and alignment. Drop-in, start anytime, no experience necessary. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4 MSAC members, 12:05-1 p.m. Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk-up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Pitch. Card playing group. 1-3:45 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Author Reading. Louella Bryant will read from her newest book, “Cowboy Code,” set in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Bryant’s coming-of-age tale touches on issues of race, alcoholism, same-sex love and southern culture. 1:30-3 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St. Montpelier, info@kellogghubbard.org, 802-223-3338.

Yoga with Katie. Six-week class appropriate for all levels with modifications for beginner & advanced yogis. Mats provided or bring your own. Please register. $30 members ($5 per class) /$36 nonmembers. 4-5 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Auditions for “Little Shop of Horrors”. Auditions will consist of a taught dance combination, reading from the script, and singing a song of 16 to 32 bars. A song will be taught, or auditioners may prepare a piece. The sci-fi horror musical will be presented Thursdays-Saturdays, June 4-20, 2020. 6-8 p.m. Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, valleyplayers@madriver.com, 802-583-1674.

Crafts Nights. Come to the SAL room on the last Monday evening of the month and join in with others, work on your own project, get some ideas. No registration needed. 6-8 p.m. Waterbury Public Library, 28 North Main Street, Suite 2, Waterbury, Judi@WaterburyPublicLibrary.com, 802-244-7036.

Handwork Circle. Bring with you what you are working on and share handwork skills, ideas and advice. Monday evenings. 6:30-8 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3581.

Monthly Book Group for Adults. For copies of the book, “Savage Feast” by Boris Fishman, please stop by the library. New members are always welcome, and it’s only one hour a month!. 7-8 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3581.

Monthly Book Group. “The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper” by Phaedra Patrick. For copies of the book, please stop by the library. New members always welcome. In December we have a pot luck instead of the book group meeting. 7-8 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3581.

Tuesday

28

January

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. Benefits include reduced pain, stiffness and fatigue; improved strength, range of motion, balance, flexibility, coordination and endurance. Drop-ins welcome. 8:30-9:45 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Beginners Tai Chi Classes. Introductory class at 9:30 a.m. for new participants. Class starts at 10 a.m. 9:30-11 a.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Cribbage. All welcome who wish to learn or are experienced to come and join our group. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Tap Exercise. Tap basics and combinations, lots of repetition. A fun workout & thorough stretch. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4 MSAC members, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Conditioning. Squats and lunges with weights. Floorwork for focused ab/butt/thighs; deep stretch. Drop-in, start anytime, no experience necessary. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4 MSAC members, 12:05-1:05 p.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

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.

Wood Carving. Don Heuerman leads you on this journey to creating and fashioning ornamental objects from wood. Learn beginning knife cuts, whittling and more. Materials provided. Please register/space limited. by donation, 1-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Hand & Foot Card Game Group. No experience needed to join this group for fun and camaraderie!. 1:30-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Wednesday

29

January

Bone Builders. Classes focusing on osteoporosis prevention, balance and strength. Classes meet approximately 1 ¼ hrs. Mondays and Wednesdays: 7:30, 9 and 10:40 a.m. Fridays: 7:30 & 10:40 a.m. 7:30 a.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Seniors in Motion. Focuses on strength training, flexibility and overall wellness. $30 12 class punch card, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Mah Jong. Learn and play Mah Jong with the group. 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. Join Sylvia Smith for story time, and follow up with playgroup with facilitator, Erin Barry. For children birth to age six and their grown-ups. Follows the Twinfield Union School calendar and not held on days Twinfield is closed. Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3581.

Dance & Stretch. Easy to follow Jazz and Caribbean moves. Great music. Thorough stretch. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4 MSAC members, 11-11:55 a.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Noon Yoga II. Work slowly and deeply to gain flexibility, strength, balance, and alignment. Level II: includes knee or arm supported postures. Drop-in, start anytime, no experience necessary. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4 MSAC members, 12:05-1 p.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Square Dancing. No partner needed. by donation, 1-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

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

Songwriting with the McHughs. Songwriters of all abilities meet monthly to kick around ideas, lyrics, melodies, chord structure, anything and everything that can make up a good tune. Please register. 6-8 p.m. Waterbury Public Library, 28 North Main Street, Suite 2, Waterbury, judi@waterburypubliclibrary.com, 802-244-7036.

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.

Thursday

30

January

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. Benefits include reduced pain, stiffness and fatigue; improved strength, range of motion, balance, flexibility, coordination and endurance. Drop-ins welcome. 8:30-9:45 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Beginners Tai Chi Classes. Introductory class at 9:30 a.m. for new participants. Class starts at 10 a.m. 9:30-11 a.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Basket Weaving. Create different baskets with Don George, while engaging in conversation and comradery. By donation, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Falls Prevention Tai Chi I & II. Sun (soon) style Tai Chi uses small movements and follows steps for safety, while enjoying your strength and balance with harmony. 3:45-4:45 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Starry Night. The Vermont Astronomical Society will set up telescopes in the parking lot for exploration of deep-space objects, and lead participants through the how-to’s of using telescopes. please park in front of the Municipal Center and bring a flashlight or headlamp. 5-7:30 p.m. Waterbury Public Library, 28 North Main Street, Suite 2, Waterbury, judi@waterburypubliclibrary.com, 802-244-7036.

Ballet Barre Workout. Develop strength, flexibility, balance and calm. Includes weights and floor-work. $11 w/card, 5:15-6:15 p.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Friday

31

January

Bone Builders. Classes focusing on osteoporosis prevention, balance and strength. Classes meet approximately 1 ¼ hrs. Mondays and Wednesdays: 7:30, 9 and 10:40 a.m. Fridays: 7:30 & 10:40 a.m. 7:30 a.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Seniors in Motion. Focuses on strength training, flexibility and overall wellness. $30 12 class punch card, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Writers Block. Share your essay, short stories, one-act plays, poems or any other form worthy of note. Your work, along with others will be critiqued in a positive mode with a supportive audience. 10-11:15 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Conditioning. Squats and lunges with weights. Floorwork for focused ab/butt/thighs; deep stretch. Drop-in, start anytime, no experience necessary. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4 MSAC members, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Genealogy Class. Part memoir, part genealogy, using a combination of traditional genealogy and oral history, work together to share and record your family’s stories. 12-1:30 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Noon Yoga III. Level III: includes inversions and backbends. Work slowly and deeply to gain flexibility, strength, balance and alignment. Drop-in, start anytime, no experience necessary. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4 MSAC members, 12:05-1 p.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Sun Tai Chi Classes. Donations welcomed. 1-2 p.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Spiritual Book Study Group. Not a religious book club. Focuses on everyday life and obstacles we all face: worry, doubt, confusion, depression and all attacks on the mind. 1-2 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Yang24 Tai Chi Classes. perform a series of postures or movements in a slow, graceful manner, for the strength and endurance benefits. 2-3 p.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Out of Sight. Out of Murder. Author Peter Knight is grinding out a murder story in an old mansion in Vermont where another author was murdered years before. A weird electrical storm effects a cosmic snafu and his characters come to life. $16 evenings, $12 matinees, 7-9 p.m. Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, valleyplayers@madriver.com, 802-583-1674.

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