Saturday

27

April

Walk Sodom Pond with GMC. Adamant. Easy. 5 miles. Contact Mary Smith, 505-0603 or Mary Garcia, 622-0585 for meeting time and place.

Turn of the Screw. A young governess journeys to a lonely English manor house to care for two recently orphaned children. She starts to see ghosts of former governesses haunting them. $10 to $30, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Lost Nation Theater Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, info@lostnationtheater.org, 802-229-0492.

Compost Basics. Easy ways to get started composting and do it successfully, and will review other ways to keep your food scraps out of the trash. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, info@hungermountain.coop, 802-262-3202.

Recycle Right, from Blue Bin to Beyond. Learn the overview of Vermont’s recycling laws, what goes in/what stays out of your recycling bin, and what “additional” recycling is and how to do it right and how to avoid “wish cycling.” 1-2 p.m. Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, info@hungermountain.coop, 802-262-3202.

World T’ai Chi Day Celebration. See instructor Alan Erdossy and his students performing. Everyone is invited to participate. 1-2 p.m. State House Lawn, 115 State St, Montpelier, alanerdossy@gmail.com, 802-249-2902.

”Young Adventurer’s Guide to (Almost) Everything” Book Launch and Party. Calling all adventurers for the launch of this down-and-dirty guide to getting outside. Free and open to the public. Book signing, Q&A, activities, refreshments, and Nature Center fun. A (very) family-friendly event. 3:30-5 p.m. North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street, Montpelier, Sean@northbranchnaturecenter.org, 802-229-6206.

Karaoke Time. Hosted by Emile & Chery. Karaoke, music and dancing to all your favorite tunes. by donation, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

The Coffee House is Back!. Live music, readings, and improv by professional and local talent. Coffee house atmosphere, snacks and beverage. $10 donation suggested, 6:30-9:30 p.m. The United Church of Northfield, 58 South Main Street, Northfield, debra.maloneyevans@gmail.com, 802-485-8347.

Studio Sessions: Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage. Distilling of musical influences from both sides of the Atlantic. Tickets $20, Seniors $16, Students $10, 7-9 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Vermont Philharmonic Spring Concert Series. Selections include The Walk to the Paradise Garden from Delius’s A Village Romeo & Juliet and Orchestra with concertmaster Letitia Quante as the soloist and composed by Joseph Marcello for the VP’s 60th Anniversary. $20 adult, $15 seniors, $5 students, 7:30-9 p.m. Chandler Center for the Arts, Main Street, Randolph, Pansygirl113@aol.com, 802-229-4191.

Sunday

28

April

Turn of the Screw. A young governess journeys to a lonely English manor house to care for two recently orphaned children. She starts to see ghosts of former governesses haunting them. $10 to $30, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Lost Nation Theater Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, info@lostnationtheater.org, 802-229-0492.

Finding Peace in Our Homes. Parenting Through a Jewish Lens. Free discussion based classes using ancient and modern sources for all parents raising Jewish children. Free childcare on premises if RSVP in advance. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Montpelier Senior Center, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier, rebtobie@jcvt.org, 802-371-9697.

Vermont Philharmonic Spring Concert Series. Selections include The Walk to the Paradise Garden from Delius’s A Village Romeo & Juliet and Orchestra with concertmaster Letitia Quante as the soloist and composed by Joseph Marcello for the VP’s 60th Anniversary. $20 adult, $15 seniors, $5 students, 2-3:30 p.m. Barre Opera House, Main Street, Barre, Pansygirl113@aol.com, 802-229-4191.

Monteverdi Music School 25th Anniversary: Music for an April Afternoon. The Monteverdi Music School faculty with special guest Counterpoint presents “Music for an April Afternoon”. Tickets are available at the door. $0-$20, 3-5 p.m. Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main Street, Montpelier, vermontvocalwork@gmail.com, 802-498-5700.

Will Patton Ensemble. Join the Friends of the Plainfield Opera House for Will Patton’s repertoire, featuring fiery Brazilian sambas and folk waltzes, gentle choros and hot Gypsy jazz. $15, $10, $5, 4-6 p.m. Plainfield Opera House, 18 High St. Plainfield, plainfieldtownhall@gmail.com, 802-498-3173.

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.

Monday

29

April

Barre Town Kindergarten Screenings. For the 2019-2020 school year. Will your child be 5 years on or before September 1, and is not currently enrolled in our PreK program? If you answered yes, call to schedule an appointment and request a registration packet no later than April 23. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Barre Town Middle Elementary School, 70 Websterville Road, Barre, bpearbte@u61.net, 802-476-6617 ext. 6306.

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 Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Documentary Film Screening. “Downstream: The effects of parental incarceration.” A documentary film featuring the compelling stories of those left behind when a parent goes to prison. Vermont children and caregivers share their experiences. 6:30-8:30 p.m. U-32 High School Auditorium, Gallison Hill Road, Montpelier, tlong@lrcvt.org, 802-888-5871.

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

30

April

Birding. An easy walk from the Co-op along Stone Cutters Way, discovering the birds that are attracted to the Winooski River and riverside habitats. 8-9:30 a.m. Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, info@hungermountain.coop, 802-262-3202.

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 Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Disease Workshop. This program helps people with chronic conditions manage and improve their own health. 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Bike East Montpelier with GMC. Easy. 20 +/- miles. Leave from the parking area at #10 Pond in Calais at 10 a.m. Bring a lunch as there is no place to buy lunch. Contact: George Plumb at 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com.

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 Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

A Growing Threat: Invasive Plants and What You Can Do. Learn about invasive plants in Vermont, the harm they do, and their impact on our recreation and natural resource economy. 5:15-6:30 p.m. Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, info@hungermountain.coop, 802-262-3202.

Free Woodlands Management Workshop. Meet one-on-one with land managers, conservation, financial and estate planning professionals to answer questions about your woodlands, your specific situation at no charge to you. 5:30-9 p.m. The Quarry Kitchen and Spirits, 210 N Main Street, Barre, lisa@vtcoverts.org, 802-877-2777.

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.

Wednesday

1

May

Walk-Through Wednesday at Orchard Valley. An introductory visit to the OVWS grades school on Grace Farm campus, including campus tour and Q&A time. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Orchard Valley Waldorf School, 2290 VT Route 14N, East Montpelier, enrollment@ovws.org, 802-456-7400.

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.

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 Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

The Revenants. Bluegrass Gospel Project alums perform original, time-honored and contemporary Americana music. 12-1 p.m. Stowe Community Church, 137 Main Street, Stowe, LPaparella@stoweperformingarts.com, 802-253-7792.

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 Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Line Dancing. Please Register. Every Wednesday. Line Dancing w/Cheryl –Every Wednesday at 3:30 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 Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

The Road to Recognition. The Abenakis and the State of Vermont. Governor Phil Scott and the Vermont General Assembly proclaim Abenaki Recognition & Culture Week with a new State House exhibit. Ceremony in State House lobby with drumming, dancing and singing to follow on the State House lawn. 4-6 p.m. Vermont State House, 115 State Street, Montpelier, jack.zeilenga@vermont.gov, 802-828-0749.

Primo Maggio. Dinner and talk. Traditional Italian dinner followed by author Katherine Paterson discussing “Bread and Roses, Too,” her young-adult novel. $25, 4-10 p.m. Old Labor Hall, 46 Granite Street, Barre, karen@briggslane.net, 802-456-7456.

Mid-Week Movie: The Baker’s Wife. This movie is in French accompanied by subtitles. Run time: 2 hours and 13 minutes. $5, 6-8:30 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Mayday! All hands on deck!. Explore what a Green New Deal would look like for Montpelier with Moderator Elizabeth Courtney, Dan Jones, John Snell, Sarah Hoffmeier, and members of the Montpelier Tree Board. 6-7:30 p.m. Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, info@hungermountain.coop, 802-262-3202.

5 Essential Strategies for Tackling Autoimmune Disease Naturally. Autoimmunity is growing at epidemic levels within our communities. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, info@hungermountain.coop, 802-262-3202.

All-Ages Anything Goes! Slam. Poets, musicians, comedians, magicians and anyone else with something they can share in five minutes or less are invited to sign up at the door at 6:45 PM. All-ages invited, so presentations should be appropriate for all. 7-8:30 p.m. geofhewitt@gmail.com, 802-229-0492.

The Architecture of Montpelier. Vermont State Curator David Schütz explores Montpelier’s rich architectural history, followed by a walking tour. 7-8:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier, rsenechal@kellogghubbard.org, 802-223-3338.

Medical Cannabis 101. Learn the basics from the herbalists at Vermont Patients Alliance, the medical marijuana dispensary in Montpelier, about how this plant might benefit you. 7-8:30 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3581.

Thursday

May02

Turn of the Screw. A young governess journeys to a lonely English manor house to care for two recently orphaned children. She starts to see ghosts of former governesses haunting them. $10 to $30, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Lost Nation Theater Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, info@lostnationtheater.org, 802-229-0492.

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 Center, 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 Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

The Sky Blue Boys. These two brothers have played together for decades as featured instrumentalists, writers and vocalists with the Vermont bluegrass band Banjo Dan and the Mid-Nite Plowboys. 6-8 p.m. Hardwick Street Cafe, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Film: “The Organizer”. Marcello Mastroianni stars as a labor activist involved in a turn-of-the-twentieth-century textile factory strike in Turin, Italy. With discussion led by film historian Rick Winston. donation, 7-9:30 p.m. Old Labor Hall, 46 Granite Street, Barre, karen@briggslane.net, 802-456-7456.

The Cream of the Crop. Vermont Vaudeville presents an award-winning variety show featuring world-touring circus acts, musicians and comedians, as well as gallons upon gallons of local flavor. $8-$18, 7:30-9:30 p.m. The Hardwick Town House, 29 Church Street, Hardwick, justinleolander@gmail.com, 802-472-8987.

Friday

May03

Turn of the Screw. A young governess journeys to a lonely English manor house to care for two recently orphaned children. She starts to see ghosts of former governesses haunting them. $10 to $30, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Lost Nation Theater Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, info@lostnationtheater.org, 802-229-0492.

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 Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

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 Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Almost Forgotten: Opening Reception. Works Exploring the Overlooked Through Line, Shape and Texture. Paintings and works on paper, artists Kate Burnim and Daryl Burtnett. 4-7 p.m. Spotlight Gallery at the Vermont Arts Council, 136 State Street, Montpelier, info@vermontartscouncil.org, 802-828-3291.

Art Opening: Maike Garland, Woodcarver. Her carved creations will be on display through the month of May. 4-8 p.m. The Cheshire Cat, 28 Elm Street, Montpelier, comments@cheshirecatclothing.com, 802-223-1981.

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.

Q&A with Literary Agents. Jeff Kleinman, Jamie Chambliss & Erin Harris, the agents of Folio Literary Management will provide insights into the publishing industry. 6:30 p.m.-7:30 a.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, Noble Hall Reading Room, 36 College Street, Montpelier, lizzy.fox@vcfa.edu, 802-828-8828.

The Cream of the Crop. Vermont Vaudeville presents an award-winning variety show featuring world-touring circus acts, musicians and comedians, as well as gallons upon gallons of local flavor. $8-$18, 7:30-9:30 p.m. The Hardwick Town House, 29 Church Street, Hardwick, justinleolander@gmail.com, 8024728987.

Saturday

May04

All You Can Eat Breakfast. This annual event raises money to send Central Vermont children to summer camps. Open to the public. Tickets $8 adults, $4 children under 12, 7-11 a.m. Boutwell Masonic Center, 288 Gallison Road, Montpelier, jmullally802@gmail.com, 802-249-9724.

Turn of the Screw. A young governess journeys to a lonely English manor house to care for two recently orphaned children. She starts to see ghosts of former governesses haunting them. $10 to $30, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Lost Nation Theater Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, info@lostnationtheater.org, 802-229-0492.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection. Clean out the basement and garage — gather up your household hazardous waste materials, and bring them to an HHW collection. For more dates and more info, check out the website. $20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Barre Town Garage, 79 Pitman Road, Barre, carlw@cvswmd.org, 802-229-9383.

Green Up Day Event at Coburn Pond. Meet at the Pond entrance on Coburn Road to pick-up green-up bags and 5-gallon buckets for collecting. Also be greening-up along Coburn Road from the pond entrance to Route 2. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Friends of Coburn Pond, 35000, East Montpelier, reneehc6@myfairpoint.net, 802-454-7303.

A Tree Pruning Workshop with David Wilcox. A 45-minute indoor presentation which will include tools and techniques and when and why to prune. Then we’ll go outside and prune the crabapple trees on the library grounds. 10:30 a.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier, rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org, 802-223-3338.

3rd Annual Montpelier Pedestrian Scramble. Join an urban adventure — use a map of destinations and answers to find your way as a team or individual. Family scramble available. Enjoy walking and exploring Montpelier as part of Mayfest. 1:45-4 p.m. In front of Montpelier City Hall, Main St. Montpelier , hewebster@comcast.net, 802-223-7399.

An English Tea. Fun hats and fancy dress encouraged. In the Chapel. Two sittings 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Larger groups can be accommodated on a first come, first ticketed basis. $20.00, 2-3:30 p.m. Bethany Church UCC, 115 Main Street, Montpelier, bethanyvtnews@gmail.com.

Artist Talk & Closing Reception. Two exhibits: The Deep Blue and Works on Paper by Teresa Celemin. Featuring an artist talk by Teresa Celemin at 3 p.m. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main St, Barre, info@studioplacearts.com, 802-479-7069.

Poetry Salon. Lea and Keizer headline. Four published area poets will share at 4:30 p.m. A Women’s Fellowship benefit supper for Church World Service and Oxbow Senior Independence Project will follow at 6 p.m. Amateur poets are invited to share one brief poem during the maple dessert contest after the main meal. 4:30 p.m. First Congregational Church, 4915 Main Street, Newbury.

Mighty Long Way:. Montpelier Community Gospel Choir Benefit Concert for Good Samaritan Haven. Performing gospel music from and inspired by the African-American tradition. $10-30, 7 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 19 South Seminary Street, Barre, katelynnlatz@gmail.com, 802-839-9967.

For the Love of Pete. Concert and sing-along celebrating the 100th anniversary of the late folksinger Pete Seeger’s birth, featuring Anything Goes (Ben Koenig and Mark Greenberg). 12-15, 7-10 p.m. Old Labor Hall, 46 Granite Street, Barre, markgvt@yahoo.com, 802-229-4510.

The Cream of the Crop. Vermont Vaudeville presents an award-winning variety show featuring world-touring circus acts, musicians and comedians, as well as gallons upon gallons of local flavor. $8-$18, 7:30-9:30 p.m. The Hardwick Town House, 29 Church Street, Hardwick, justinleolander@gmail.com, 8024728987.

Montpelier Contra Dance. Sue Rosen calling. Music by The Bone Folders. All dances taught plus an introductory session at 7:45 p.m. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes. $10/$5/$15, 7:45-11 p.m. Capital City Grange Hall, 6612 Rt 12, Berlin, cdu.tim@gmail.com, 802-225-8921.

Sunday

May05

Turn of the Screw. A young governess journeys to a lonely English manor house to care for two recently orphaned children. She starts to see ghosts of former governesses haunting them. $10 to $30, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Lost Nation Theater Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, info@lostnationtheater.org, 802-229-0492.

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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