Saturday

6

April

Next Steps: A Climate Solutions Walk. Five-day walk from Middlebury to Montpelier, to raise awareness about the climate crisis. Join for one day, five days or according to your ability. Culminates in a Mass Call for Climate Action event at the State House, media@350vt.org.

Waterbury LEAP Energy Fair 2019. Learn How to reduce fuel bills and more. This family-friendly event. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Crossett Brook Middle School, 5672 VT-100, Duxbury, hesplanning@gmail.com, 802-244-7829.

Rummage Sale. We’ll be having our bag sale from noon-2 p.m. on Saturday. During the bag sale, everything you can fit in the bag will be $4. 10:10 a.m.-2 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier, rjohnston@montpelier-vt.org, 802-225-8694.

The Children’s Hour. Written in 1934, set in an all-girls’ school, this melodrama addresses issues such as bullying, homophobia and the destructive nature of rumors and misinformation. Due to mature content, suggested for ages 10 and up. Talk-back dialogue with members of the LGBTQ+ community after the Friday night performance. $10 — $12, 3:30 p.m. U-32 Middle & High School, 930 Gallison Hill Road, East Montpelier, sverchereau@u32.org, 802-229-0321.

Montpelier Contra Dance. Music by Julie Vallimont, Anna Patton and Ethan Hazzard-Watkin with Don Veino calling. 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

7

April

Movie Date with Beaux and Prudie. Movie trivia, then will all kick back and watch a movie favorite. Prizes will be awarded to the first and second place trivia teams. $10, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Savoy Theater, 26 Main Street , Montpelier, prudiepeepers@gmail.com.

Next Steps: A Climate Solutions Walk. Five-day walk from Middlebury to Montpelier, to raise awareness about the climate crisis. Join for one day, five days or according to your ability. Culminates in a Mass Call for Climate Action event at the State House, media@350vt.org.

Green Mountain Youth Symphony Spring Concert. The young musicians of the Repertory, Concert and Senior Orchestras mesmerize the audience with a wide variety of music, including selections from “The Lord of the Rings.”. Suggested donation at the door: Adults $15, Seniors $12, Students (K-12) $5, Children under 5 are free. 2-5 p.m. Barre Opera House, 6 North Main Street, Barre, leah@gmys-vt.org, 802-888-4470.

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.

Johnny Rawls with The Dave Keller Band. Misssissippi soul/blues master Johnny Rawls for a special early show, backed by Montpelier’s own Dave Keller Band. $10, 5:30-8 p.m. Sweet Melissa’s, 4 Langdon Street, Montpelier, info@davekeller.com, 802-229-2737.

The Best of Second City. The Second City is celebrating nearly 60 years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generations of comedy’s best and brightest. Tickets $25, Seniors 20% off, Students $10, 7-9 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Film: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs. An impassioned, yet objective history of the founder of the American Socialist Party. Followed by a discussion led by Ed Stanak, former president of the Vermont State Employees’ Association. donation, 7 p.m. Old Labor Hall, 46 Granite Street, Barre, markgvt@yahoo.com, 802-229-4510.

Lecture and Book Signing by Natalia Ilyin. Natalia Ilyin, VCFA Graphic Design Faculty, will present from and sign copies of her new book, “Writing for the Design Mind.”. 7:30-9 p.m. Vermont College of Fines Arts, College Hall Chapel, 36 College Street, Montpelier, 866-934-8232.

Monday

8

April

Next Steps: A Climate Solutions Walk. Five-day walk from Middlebury to Montpelier, to raise awareness about the climate crisis. Join for one day, five days or according to your ability. Culminates in a Mass Call for Climate Action event at the State House, media@350vt.org.

Seniors in Motion. Focuses on strength training, flexibility and overall wellness. Strength training builds muscle and increases your metabolism long term, helping to protect against diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Pitch. A fun-filled time of card playing and comradery, every Monday. 1-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Restoring the American Elm. Learn about elm history and the journey to revive them on VT’s landscapes. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, info@hungermountain.coop, 802-262-3202.

Tuesday

9

April

PoemCity Montpelier 2019. PoemCity Montpelier is a month-long celebration of National Poetry Month, taking place each April in Vermont’s capital city, featuring a downtown text display and a full schedule of programming that includes readings, workshops, lectures and other presentations featuring Vermont poets. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier, info@kellogghubbard.org, 802-223-3338.

Next Steps: A Climate Solutions Walk. Five-day walk from Middlebury to Montpelier, to raise awareness about the climate crisis. Join for one day, five days or according to your ability. Culminates in a Mass Call for Climate Action event at the State House, media@350vt.org.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. (formerly Bone Builders), the exercises of have been extensively researched and reviewed in order to ensure effectiveness and the safety and well-being of participants. 8:30-9:45 a.m. Barre Area Senior, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Bike Worcester with GMC. Moderate. 30 +/- miles. Leave at 10 a.m. from the Worcester Town Office. Eat lunch at the Elmore General Store. Contact: George Plumb, 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com. 10 a.m.

Pin-up: Returning Student Graphic Design Work on Display. VCFA MFA in Graphic Design students display their work in the VCFA Alumni Hall Gallery April 9-13, 10am to 4pm each day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, Alumni Hall Gallery, 36 College Street, Montpelier, 866-934-8232.

Young at Heart Singers. This group has a great time and performs locally at different venues as well as at BASC. 1-2 p.m. Barre Area Senior, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Removing the Mask: One Survivor’s Art. Experience one survivor’s art at the healing space of the Sexual Assault Crisis Team. Meet the artist and discuss the role of art in healing from sexual harm. In honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month in April. 3-7 p.m. Sexual Assault Crisis Team, 4 Cottage Street, Barre, victoria@sactvt.org, 802-476-1388.

Wednesday

10

April

Seniors in Motion. Focuses on strength training, flexibility and overall wellness. Strength training builds muscle and increases your metabolism long term, helping to protect against diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses. 9:30-10:30 a.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.

Pin-up: Returning Student Graphic Design Work on Display. VCFA MFA in Graphic Design students display their work in the VCFA Alumni Hall Gallery April 9-13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, Alumni Hall Gallery, 36 College Street, Montpelier, 866-934-8232.

Chair Yoga. Focus will be on balance, breath, posture, flexibility and meditation. No prior experience needed. Every Wednesday — Sign up if planning to attend. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Barre Area Senior, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Square Dancing. No partner needed. Square dancing is not only a good way to foster new friendships but is also good exercise for your mind and body. by donation, 1-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Blacklisting in the Red Scare Era. Author and film guru Rick Winston will relate how in the late 1940s and 1950s, hundreds of people were forced from the film and television industries due to their political activities. Free to OLLI members; $5 suggested donation for all others, 1:30-3 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier, gracewgreene@comcast.net, 802-454-7814.

Line Dancing. Come and join us as Cheryl brings back this very fun & popular class! $5 Please Register. by donation, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Barre Area Senior, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Art, Illness & Beauty. A Personal Account of Recovery through Painting. Join The Washington County Mental Health Services Recovery Community in celebrating the art of Alexis Kyriak. Show runs from April 10-30. 4:30-7 p.m. Barre Opera House, City Hall, 6 N. Main Street, Barre, kirkp@wcmhs.org, 802-505-0300.

Face the River. Restoring a Healthy Connection between Montpelier & its Rivers. This presentation will reflect on the role of rivers in Montpelier’s history and discuss current projects as well as ways residents can make a positive impact on the health of our rivers. 5:30-7 p.m. Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, info@hungermountain.coop, 802-262-3202.

Mid-Week Movie. “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” Rated R. 1 hour and 47 minutes. $5 suggested donation, 6-7:50 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.

Community Meditation Group. No previous experience in meditation is necessary. Various meditation techniques and approaches are explained and practiced. 6-7 p.m. First Presbyteriain Church. 19 Seminary Street, Barre, fpcbarrepastor@gmail.com, 802-476-3966.

Thursday

11

April

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. (formerly Bone Builders), the exercises of have been extensively researched and reviewed in order to ensure effectiveness and the safety and well-being of participants. 8:30-9:45 a.m. Barre Area Senior, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Pin-up: Returning Student Graphic Design Work on Display. VCFA MFA in Graphic Design students display their work in the VCFA Alumni Hall Gallery April 9-13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, Alumni Hall Gallery, 36 College Street, Montpelier, 866-934-8232.

Mah Jong Lessons. Learn how to play this fun and engaging game, every Thursday. 10:15-11:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Cribbage. Join the fun every Thursday. Cribbage — Thursday 10:30 — We need Cribbage players! Come join the fun every Thursday! Bring a friend, the more the merrier!. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Book Club. Led by John Poeton, meets the second Thursday of each month. 1-2 p.m. Barre Area Senior, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Falls Prevention Tai Chi III. Every Thursday. Additional movements — Taking your practice home: Pre-requisite: Levels I & II. Session ends April 25 — Please register. 3-3:40 p.m. Barre Area Senior, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Falls Prevention Tai Chi I & II. Every Thursday. Reviewing & refining Levels I & II. This class will focus on greater self-awareness and technique while reviewing your practice so you can take it home and continue the work begun. 3:45-4:45 p.m. Barre Area Senior, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

VNRC and EAN. Current State of Energy in Vermont. Discuss the current state of energy in Vermont and where we go from here. 5-7 p.m. Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, info@hungermountain.coop, 802-262-3202.

On The Fly. Opening reception. A visual arts exhibition celebrating the art of northeast fly fishing. 5-7 p.m. Grange Hall Cultural Center, 317 Howard Avenue, Waterbury Center, info.acrossroads@gmail.com, 802-244-4168.

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.

Tidal Wave — Poetry of Love, Courage, & Magic. The WCMHS Learning Network’s ShockWave Studio program is pleased to announce the scheduling of our annual participation in Montpelier’s Poem City. 6-7 p.m. Kellog Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier, kirkp@wcmhs.org, 802-505-0300.

Public Lecture. Visiting Guest Designer, Kevin Yuen Kit Lo: Graphic Design as Symbolic Counterpower. This event is part of VCFA’s MFA in Graphic Design spring residency. 7-8 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, Noble Lounge, 36 College Street, Montpelier, 866-934-8232.

Friday

12

April

Seniors in Motion. Focuses on strength training, flexibility and overall wellness. Strength training builds muscle and increases your metabolism long term, helping to protect against diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses. 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. Register. Every Friday. 10-11:15 a.m. Barre Area Senior, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Pin-up: Returning Student Graphic Design Work on Display. VCFA MFA in Graphic Design students display their work in the VCFA Alumni Hall Gallery April 9-13, 10am to 4pm each day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, Alumni Hall Gallery, 36 College Street, Montpelier, 866-934-8232.

Public Lecture. Visiting Guest Designer Sean Yendrys: Gestures, limitations, and the obvious, a presentation about personal working methods and pulling form out of content. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, Noble Lounge, 36 College Street, Montpelier, 866-934-8232.

Tai Chi Studio. Practice time for anyone registered for beginners, intermediate, or advanced Tai Chi. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Barre Area Senior, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Yoga. Appropriate for all levels with modifications offered for beginner & advanced yogis. Mats provided or bring your own. Every Friday. Please register. $30 per 6 week session, 4-5 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Big Arty SPA Happening. Exhibits, a silent auction, live musical performances, helps to raise funds for SPA education and exhibition programs. $15 in advance / $25 day of event, 7-9 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main St, Barre, info@studioplacearts.com, 802-479-7069.

Saturday

13

April

Pruning, Grafting and Planting. With Nicko Rubin; an opportunity for the novice home orchardist to gain exposure to basic topics, as well as for the more experienced orchardist to pick Nicko’s brain and exchange knowledge. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Randolph Community Orchard, 1830 VT Route 66, Randolph, jessica.taffet@gmail.com, 802-431-8550.

Pin-up: Returning Student Graphic Design Work on Display. VCFA MFA in Graphic Design students display their work in the VCFA Alumni Hall Gallery April 9-13, 10am to 4pm each day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, Alumni Hall Gallery, 36 College Street, Montpelier, 866-934-8232.

Keeping Bees. A discussion on bees and beekeeping with Sheri Englert, owner of Vermont Beekeeping Supply. Will focus on the history of beekeeping and how we can keep them flourishing. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street, Montpelier, wenalger@gmail.com.

Hidden and Other Disabilities. A discussion led by Ericka Reil of VCIL. An opportunity to learn about all disabilities and what accommodations are helpful to make life more fulfilling for those with disabilities. 1-2:30 p.m. Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main Street, Montpelier, maryalicebisbee@gmail.com, 802-223-8140.

Public informational meeting and rally. Citizens Against Nuclear Bombers in Vermont (CANBVT). F-35 Nuclear bombers are scheduled to be based in Vermont. Get informed and become a citizen co-sponsor of the Nuclear Bomber Free Vermont Resolution. Free Ben & Jerry’s will be served. 2 p.m. Zenbarn, 179 Guptil Road, Waterbury Center, canbvt@gmail.com.

Chapters in History Three: The Twenties; Roaring and Otherwise. A free program series of reading and discussion. Visit website for monthly topics. 2:05-4 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, Old Schoolhouse Common 122 School St. RM 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3581.

Spaghetti Supper. Limited seating. Take outs available.Call for reservations. $10, $5 under 10, 5:30 p.m. First Congregational Church of Berlin, 1808 Scott Hill Road, Berlin, Elemay4@aol.com, 802-229-4042.

Shakespeare’s Ghost. A touching and light-hearted romp through the life of the world’s most famous playwright that makes Shakespeare accessible and entertaining for all. Tickets $15, Seniors 20% off, Students $10, 7-9 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Live music. Fifth Business shares pub songs, fiddle tunes, and musical musings on the vagaries of life. $10, 7-10 p.m. North Common Arts , 3 North Common, Chelsea, info@northcommonarts.com, 802-625-2016.

Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas. The musical partnership between consummate performer Alasdair Fraser and Californian cellist Natalie Haas spans the full spectrum between intimate chamber music and ecstatic dance energy. $20.00 in advance, 7:30-9 p.m. The Old Meeting House, 1620 Center Road, East Montpelier, sevenshea@gmail.com, 802-249-0404.

Sunday

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PoemCity — Poetry Crostic Workshop. Participate in a poetry crostic construction led by Rick Winston. A crostic is a type of word puzzle, related somewhat to crossword puzzles, that typically consists of two parts. 1:30-3 p.m. Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, info@hungermountain.coop, 802-262-3202.

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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