Saturday

2

November

Hike Smarts Mountain with GMC. Lyme, NH. 8 miles. Difficult. Bring lunch, water, snacks and layers. Contact Co-leaders: Nancy Schulz, 223-7035 or saddleshoes2@gmail.com or Phyllis Rubenstein, 793-6313 or Phyllis@PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net for meeting time and place.

Simply Crafts- National Life Craft Fair. Shop local this holiday season with over 50 Vermont artisans. Handcrafted jewelry, wood crafts, fiber arts, jams and more. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. National Life Group Building, One National Life Drive, Montpelier, lstaples@nationallife.com.

Art’s First!. Workshops designed for your child to explore different materials to make whimsical art that connect to our current and upcoming SPA exhibits. Materials provided. Please register in advance. 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main St. Barre, info@studioplacearts.com, 802-479-7069.

Genealogy Fair. Information and inspiration for researching your ancestors freely given by volunteers. We welcome all to get started, ask questions, learn about resources, browse displays, pick up brochures, and share what they know. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Old Labor Hall, 46 Granite St. Barre, mkotch731@gmail.com, 802-476-4185.

Boston Ballet II. featuring works by Boston Ballet-based choreographers, a 19th-century work by Arthur Saint-Leon, composer Amilcare Ponchielli’s Dance of the Hours, a romantic duet by Tony-winner Christopher Wheeldon and excerpts from Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker. $13-$28, 7 p.m. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 7412 Mountain Rd. Stowe, astankus@kortenhaus.com.

Jazz Concert. Jazz standards from the American Songbook. acoustic vocalist Allison Mann, acoustic saxophonist Chris Peterman, keyboardist Tom Cleary perform excellent jazz in a 40-seat intimate setting. $15, 7-8:30 p.m. Studio C JAZZ, 18 Langdon St. 2nd floor walk up, Montpelier, allisonjoymann@comcast.net, 802-223-4712.

Iain MacHarg and Ian Gauthier. on the Scottish Bagpipes. Fundraiser and the proceeds will go toward youth services. $ 8 — $10 adults Children free, 7 p.m.-8:30 a.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3717.

Measure of the Stars. Social Band’s song and poetry selections explore dreams in a variety of forms — visionary, aspirational, waking and sleeping, and more. Join Social Band as we lift our voices in song with our head in the clouds. $15-18, 7:30-9 p.m. Richmond Free Library, Bridge Street, Richmond, cmscharf@yahoo.com, 802-355-4216.

Central Vermont Comedy and Music Showcase. Three bands, two comedians. $15, 7:30-9 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

The Mash Up: Bob Hannan & Geof Hewitt. Calais singer/songwriter Bob Hannan joins his neighbor, poet Geof Hewitt, for an evening of solos and collaboration in celebration of Hewitt’s new chapbook, “Affordable Poems, Alternative Facts.” 7:30-9:30 p.m. The Whammy Bar, Maple Corner Store, County Road, Calais, geofhewitt@gmail.com, 802-223-7819.

Montpelier Contra Dance. Nils Fredland calling, music by Polaris. No experience or partner needed. All dances taught, intro session at 7:45. Please bring clean, soft-soled shoes. Find us on Facebook: Montpelier Contra Dance Umbrella. Every 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday year-round. $10/$5/$15, 7:45-11 p.m. Capital City Grange Hall, 6612 Rt 12, Berlin, cdu.tim@gmail.com, 802-225-8921.

Sunday

3

November

Evensong. A service of Choral Evensong. Everyone is invited to this contemplative service of music, prayers and scripture readings. 4-5 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 64 State Street, Montpelier, administrator@christchurchvt.org, 802-223-3631.

Breakfast Buffet. First Sunday of each month. Bar opens at 10 a.m.$10, $5 children under 10, 8-11 a.m. Northfield’s American Legion, 48 Depot Square, Northfield, Allegion63@yahoo.com, 802-485-6713.

Best of VT International Film Festival. “Non-Fiction” traces the romantic and emotional fallout that results when a controversial writer begins blurring the line between fact and fiction. Rated: R, French with sub-titles. $10, 3-5 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Michael Arnowitt. A program of solo piano music, including a world premiere of “Threads” by Brookfield composer Erik Neilsen. The concert will also highlight three women composers whose music Michael Arnowitt has been researching this year. $15/$5 kids, 4-6 p.m. Plainfield Opera House, 18 High Street, Plainfield , plainfieldtownhall@gmail.com, 802-498-3173.

Monday

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November

Poetry Club. Informal gathering of people who enjoy reading and writing poetry. Listen or share one of your poems, or that of someone else. This is not an in-depth workshop. Bring your lunch and meet in the Hayes Room. 12-1 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St. Montpelier, info@kellogghubbard.org, 802-223-3338.

FIT over FIFTY!. Yoga with Allison Mann. Work slowly and deeply to gain flexibility, strength, balance and alignment. Drop-in. Start anytime. $5, 12-1 p.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

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.

Poetry Reading. Linda Quinlan, winner of the Wicked Woman Poetry Prize, will read from her manuscript “Chelsea Creek,” a series of poems reflecting on her upbringing in a blue-collar New England town. 7-8 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St. Montpelier, info@kellogghubbard.org, 802-223-3338.

Tuesday

5

November

Cribbage. Every Tuesday. 10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 S. Main St. #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

FIT over FIFTY. Tap exercise with Allison Mann. Simple, fun, no experience needed. Drop-in. Start anytime. $5, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net.

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

Gap Year Information Night. Taking a gap year before college is increasingly popular, but is it right for you, or your child? Join Julia Rogers for a presentation on the benefits, challenges and opportunities of the gap year option. 6-7 p.m. School Library, Montpelier High School , 5 High School Dr. Montpelier, julia@enroutegapyear.com, 609-529-1459.

Resolving Workplace Body Pain (Part 1). A 2-part Real Health Talk exploring and reversing pain patterns related to prolonged sitting, gait abnormalities and postural dynamics. Part 1: Understanding posture with tips on reversing pain NOW. Registration in advance is suggested. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, info@hungermountain.coop, 802-262-3202.

Meditation Workshops. Meditating for Deep Well-Being. This non-secular class welcomes participants of all experience levels, from those who’ve never meditated before to those with a regular practice. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Twin Valley Senior, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, csherburn@myfairpoint.net, 802-454-7385.

Wednesday

6

November

Walk-Through Wednesday Open House. The first Wednesday of each month for an introductory visit to the OVWS grade school on our Grace Farm campus. Please register by noon the day prior. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Orchard Valley Waldorf School, 2290 VT Route 14 North, East Montpelier, enrollment@ovws.org, 802-456-7400.

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 do not hold the program the 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.

FIT over FIFTY!. Yoga with Allison Mann. Work slowly and deeply to gain flexibility, strength, balance and alignment. Drop-in. Start anytime. $5, 12-1 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, 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.

Senior Day. Sid McLam, director of the Step ‘n’ Time Line Dancers of Central Vermont, will talk about the history of line dancing and how the troupe started. Members will demonstrate and give a mini beginner workshop so participants can learn an easy line dance. Free, 1:30-3 p.m. Aldrich Library Milne Community Room, 6 Washington St. Barre, aldrichlibrarian@gmail.com, 802-476-7550.

Where Are All the Great Women Artists?. In a TED-style talk with slide presentation, artist August Burns will discuss what makes art great, while looking at the exclusion of half the population in Western art history. Free to OLLI members; $5 suggested donation for all otners, 1:30-2:45 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. Montpelier, gracewgreene@comcast.net, 802-272-1706.

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

Interrupting Hate & Addressing Unintended Bias. Have you ever wished you knew how to respond better to racist comments and jokes? Have you remained quiet, but wished you had spoken up? Join Central Vermont Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) to practice responding. Donations accepted. 6-8 p.m. Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main St. Montpelier, ucm.dre@gmail.com, 802-223-7861.

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.

Repeopling Vermont. Historians Paul Searls and Amanda Gustin lead a conversation about the changing face of Vermont and the efforts to bring much-needed development while preserving Vermont’s rural values. 7-8:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier, msinger@kellogghubbard.org, 802-223-3338.

John Smyth. Smyth with play original music with dobro master Ivan Goldstein. 8-10 p.m. Sweet Melissa’s, 4 Langdon Street, mpotter@hushmail.com, 802-752-9335.

Thursday

7

November

Falls Prevention Tai Chi I & II. Review and refine practice Levels I & II. 3:45-4:45 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Introduction to T’ai Chi Chu’an. Practiced daily in China by millions for millennia. It requires no special clothes or equipment, keeps you on your feet, takes only a few minutes each day, and can be learned at any age. $65 for six weeks, 4-5:30 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Acupuncture Talk Series. with Christina Ducharme: Treatment of Depression with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 — Dec. 12;. 6:30-8 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3581.

Black Elk, Colonialism, and Lakota Sioux Catholicism. Dr. Damian Costello, a vice-postulator of Black Elk’s canonization as a saint in the Catholic Church and author of “Black Elk: Colonialism and Lakota Catholicism,” speaks on the survivor of the Battle of Little Big Horn and the massacre at Wounded Knee. 7-8:30 p.m. St. Augustine Church, 16 Barre St. Montpelier, jgainza@vtlink.net, 802-522-2376.

Friday

8

November

Member Appreciation Weekend & Fall Case Sale. Throughout the weekend, we will have member discounts, product samples and raffles, including a $100 Co-op gift card, and local vendors will be at the Co-op to demo their products. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, info@hungermountain.coop, 802-262-3202.

Writers Block. Come join other scriveners to share your essays, 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. Please register. 10-11:15 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

FIT over FIFTY. Conditioning with Allison Mann. Squats and lunges with weights; floor work for ab/butt/thigh; deep stretch. $5, 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. Using traditional genealogy and oral history, share and record your family’s story with just memories, the Internet and a library card. Part memoir, part genealogy. Brown bag lunch. Please register. by donation, 12-1:30 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Yang24 Tai Chi. Slow continuous, soft and circular movements in a slow forming flow. The slower and lower the movement, the greater the strength and endurance benefit. All ages. Donations welcomed. 2-3 p.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 US Rte 2 PO Box 152, East Montpelier, info.twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

I AM. Panel Discussion. Moderated by Shanta Lee Gander, will include some of the artists included in the exhibition that explores what it means to be a Vermont artist, prior to the opening reception at the Vermont Arts Council’s Spotlight Gallery starting at 5 p.m. 4-5 p.m. Snelling Room at the Vermont History Museum, 109 State Street, Montpelier, info@vermontartscouncil.org, 802-828-3291.

I AM. Opening Reception. I AM . . is a multimedia exhibition that explores what it means to be a Vermont artist. The show culminates the first year of the I am a Vermont Artist e-newsletter series, which documents how artists’ creative expressions reflect their experiences of ethnicity, gender identity, religion, disability, or age. 5-7 p.m. Spotlight Gallery at the Vermont Arts Council, 36 State Street, Montpelier, info@vermontartscouncil.org, 802-828-3291.

Friday Night Grill. Order off our menu. Open to the public. varies, 5-7 p.m. Northfield’s American Legion Post 63, 48 Depot Square, Northfield, Allegion63@yahoo.com, 802-485-6713.

Color Chorus, Opening Reception. Abstract landscape paintings by Julia Jensen and fabric collages by Elizabeth Bunsen, with live music from The Zeichner Trio and light refreshments. 6-7:30 p.m. ART, etc. 32 Depot Square, Northfield, artetcvt@gmail.com, 802-279-5048.

Art and Author Night. With the Quirky Quartet and Author Nadine Budbill. Reception: 6 p.m. Reading: 7 p.m. Art exhibit with four Plainfield artists. 6 p.m.-8:30 a.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3581.

Music, Faith, Family, And Cancer. Hear Katie and Kenny Hutson perform songs of authenticity, struggle, and hope. Katie will also be sharing poetry from her acclaimed book, “Now I Lay Me Down To Fight.” Voluntary Donation, 6:30-8 p.m. Essex Alliance Church, 37 Old Stage Road, Essex Junction , emillerart@gmail.com, 802-989-8795.

Kathy and Steven’s Long Walk on the Camino de Santiago. A talk and performance of medieval and traditional music from northern Spain, with photos, videos and maps. By donation, 7-8:30 p.m. Old Meeting House, East Montpelier, marciaeclrk@gmail.com, 802-224-6040.

Moonshine in Vermont. Plainfield Little Theatre presents a mixture of comedy, romance and drama set in a fictional Vermont town during the Prohibition Era, with a cast of great local talent. $15, 7:30-10:30 p.m. The Haybarn Theatre, Goddard College, 123 Pitkin Road, Plainfield, blachly@together.net, 802-229-5290.

Saturday

9

November

Member Appreciation Weekend & Fall Case Sale. Throughout the weekend, we will have member discounts, product samples and raffles, including a $100 Co-op gift card, and local vendors will be at the Co-op to demo their products. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, info@hungermountain.coop, 802-262-3202.

Ski & Skate Sale. New and used equipment and clothing for skiers, riders, skaters and winter lovers of all ages. All proceeds benefit Waitsfield Elementary School PTA. Free, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Waitsfield Elementary School, 3951 Main St (RT. 100), Waitsfield, 802-496-3643.

Vermont Conference On Christianity And The Arts. Sessions on a variety of topics and genres, offering both hands-on craft workshops as well as discussions of art for working artists from a perspective of Christian faith. $44 — $82 / Scholarships Available, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Hunger Mountain Christian Assembly , 4940 Waterbury Stowe Road, Waterbury Center, emillerart@gmail.com, 802-989-8795.

Fiber-Dyeing Using Natural Materials. Learn the basics of natural dyeing using methods and equipment from the 18th and 19th centuries, and plants, minerals and insects. Participants will take home samples of dyed textiles. Registration closes Nov. 6, or when filled. $10, Free for VHS Members, 1-3 p.m. Vermont History Museum, 109 State St. Montpelier, info@vermonthistory.org, 802-479-8500.

Chapters in History Four. Turmoil Perennially Swirling. Free reading and discussion series of presidential biographies. Books are available for loan from the library. Saturday afternoons, Nov. 9 — Dec. 14. 2-3:30 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3717.

Moonshine in Vermont. Plainfield Little Theatre presents a mixture of comedy, romance and drama set in a fictional Vermont town during the Prohibition Era, with a cast of great local talent. $15, 7:30-10:30 p.m. The Haybarn Theatre, Goddard College, 123 Pitkin Road, Plainfield, blachly@together.net, 802-229-5290.

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