Friday

7

December

The Nutcracker. Ballet Wolcott’s Youth Company and students are joined by community members to dance the holiday classic. Advance Tickets $20, Students $15, and Seniors 20% off (Tickets at the door $30, Students $20), 7-9 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, 533-9075.

Robinson & Rohe — The Longest Winter. For the past ten years, Robinson & Rohe have been performing The Longest Winter: A Christmas Concert and Singalong, hosted in venues and house concerts throughout the Northeast. $15 in advance/$20 day of show, 7:30-9:30 p.m. The Roost, 99 Lower English Settlement Rd. Underhill, Don Sheldon, don@valleystage.net, 8024344563.

The Arsonists. Featuring dark humor, witty dialogue, and poignant societal commentary. $14, 7:30-9 p.m. The Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, thespians19@gmail.com, 793-4220.

Seniors In Motion Class. Cardio and strength exercises Mondays, Wednesdays with Jackie Isabelle and Fridays with Evalyn Goodrich. see description, 9:25-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main St. #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 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.Every Friday. Please Register. 10-11:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main St. #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 479-9512.

Barre Lions Club Christmas Tree Sale. Get beautiful fresh cut Balsam trees. Trees are $40. Donations of non-perishable food items for The Capstone Food shelf are encouraged. $40, 12-6 p.m. Tatro’s Appliances, 74 S. Main St. Barre, Judy A. Cookson, jcookvt@aol.com, 249-5977.

Art Opening: Dee Christie & Robin Leone. Two artists for ArtWalk Montpelier this month. Dee Christie & Robin Leone. Artwork will be on display through the month of December. 4-8 p.m. The Cheshire Cat, 28 Elm St, Montpelier, Lucy Ferrada, comments@cheshirecatclothing.com, 8022231981.

Friday Night Film Screening. A screening of Tim Kirkman’s “Dear Jesse”. Free snacks provided and drinks available for purchase. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cafe Anna @ VCFA, College Hall, 36 College Street, Montpelier, tracy.haught@vcfa.edu, 484-838-9000.

The Return of Crazy Chase. A live performance celebrating the life, times, and music of Alfred “Crazy” Chase, a gifted and eccentric musician from the early 1900s who lived in Middlesex and Morrisville. 7-8:30 p.m. Middlesex Town Hall, 5 Church St. Middlesex, Patty Wiley, pwiley3@gmail.com.

MHS Masque’s “Once On This Island”. A beautiful story of love, persistence, and desire that makes bold statements about class divisions. General Admission — $14, Seniors/Students — $10, 7-8:45 p.m. Montpelier High School, 5 High School Drive, Montpelier, pombars@mpsvt.org, 793-4455.

Movement Classes for Seniors. “Move to the Music” sitting or standing exercise class for seniors. Every Friday. 11 a.m. Waterbury Public Library, 28 N. Main St. Waterbury, 244-7036.

Advanced Tai Chi Class. Every Monday and Friday. 1-2 p.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 Route 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 223-3322.

Saturday

8

December

EarthWalk Holiday Craft Party and Live Music. Make your own natural crafts including cards, decorations, wreaths and more. Live indie folk music by duo, Jennings & McComber and a bake sale. Free to browse. Suggested donation for making crafts: $10 per person/$25 per family, 1-4 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 64 Main St. Montpelier, Anika Klem, anika@earthwalkvermont.org, 454-8500.

Holiday Show. The Barre-Tones and Green Mountain Chorus with special guests Northern Bronze Hand Bell Ensemble. $15; $5 ages 9-18; under 9 are free, 2 p.m. Hunger Mountain Christian Assembly, 4940 Waterbury Stowe Rd. Waterbury Ctr.

The Gibson Brothers: A North Country Christmas. An annual tradition in the Northern Adirondacks, this year the bluegrass band is taking the show on the road to Vermont, bringing family and friends along to celebrate the holidays. $25-29.50, 7-9 p.m. Barre Opera House , 6 North Main Street, Barre, Dan Casey, director@barreoperahouse.org, 476-0292.

Winter Concert & 15th Anniversary Celebration. The Music Director is David Kaynor. Sarah Hotchkiss and John Mowad will be the featured guests. The concert will include music of Wales, original tunes, and other traditional music. By donation, 7-9 p.m. Montpelier Unitarian Church, 130 Main Street, Montpelier, info@vermontfiddleorchestra.org, 229-4191.

The Arsonists. Featuring dark humor, witty dialogue, and poignant societal commentary. $14, 7:30-9 p.m. The Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, thespians19@gmail.com, 793-4220.

Barre Lions Club Christmas Tree Sale. Fresh cut Balsam Trees form the Moffatt’s in Craftsbury. Trees are $40. Donations of non-perishable food items for the capstone food shelf are encouraged. $40, 12 a.m. Tatro’s Appliances, 74 South Main St. Barre, Judy A. Cookson, jcookvt@aol.com, 249-5977.

Holiday KinderCraft with Jenni Bee. Holiday gift making for 2-7 year olds. $10 for adult and first child, $5 for each additional child, 10-11:30 a.m. Grange Hall Cultural Center, 317 Howard Ave. Waterbury Center, Monica Callan, info.acrossroads@gmail.com, 244-4168.

Yestermorrow Semester Program Open House. See their designs and tour the in-progress 260 square foot tiny house designed and built by students in the Yestermorrow/UMass Semester Program. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Local 64, 43 State St. Second Floor West, Montpelier, Chrissy Bellmyer, chrissy@yestermorrow.org, 496-5545.

Create a Pysanka. Pysanka are eggs decorated with traditional folk designs commonly found in the Ukraine and other Eastern European countries using a wax-resist method. All materials provided. Benefit for the Waterbury Food Shelf. $25/person, all materials included, 1-4 p.m. Grange Hall Cultural Center, 317 Howard Ave. Waterbury Center, Monica Callan, grangehallcc@gmail.com, 244-4168.

MHS Masque’s “Once On This Island”. A beautiful story of love, persistence, and desire that makes bold statements about class divisions. General Admission $14, Seniors/Students $10, 7-8:45 p.m. Montpelier High School, 5 High School Drive, Montpelier, pombars@mpsvt.org, 793-4455.

Montpelier Community Gospel Choir Concert. One Step: Montpelier Community Gospel Choir with special guest artist Lloyd Dugger. Performing gospel music from and inspired by the African-American tradition. suggested donation $10/$25 for families, 7-9 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 19 South Seminary Street, Barre, katelynnlatz@gmail.com, 839-9967.

Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem: Wintersong. Seasonal program by New England’s acclaimed roots-&-rhythm quartet skips the holiday canon and goes straight to the power and beauty of roots music at Christmas. $25 advance, $28 day of, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Chandler Center for the Arts, 71 N Main Street, Randolph, Emily Crosby, emily@chandler-arts.org, 728-9878.

Annual Holiday Craft Fair. A down home community event, bringing local artisans together for your shopping pleasure. 9:30-3 p.m. Maple Corner Community Center, County Rd, Calais, ldschu7@aol.com, 229-6861.

GED Testing. Advanced registration for each GED testing session required. Call for times or visit website. Register at GED.com. $30, 11 a.m. CVABE’s Barre Learning Ctr. 46 Washington St. Barre, 476-4588.

Bethany Christmas Sale. Decorations, Ornaments, Wrappings, Trimmings, Tableware, Lights, and more. Proceeds to benefit local and world-wide ministries of Bethany Church. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Bethany Church, 115 Main St. Montpelier.

Sunday

9

December

Chanukah Party. Everyone is welcome. Games, crafts, latkes and music provided by Klezmer band Nisht Geferlach. Free but a sock donation for those in need would be appreciated. Recommended socks should be men’s size medium, new or very gently used. 12-2 p.m. Beth Jacob Synagogue, 10 Harrison Ave. Montpelier, Sarah Zwegust, programming@bethjacobvt.org.

Dance, Sing, and Jump Around. A family dance for all ages. Circle and line dances and singing games all taught and called with live music. 3-4:30 p.m. Plainfield Town Hall/Opera House, Route 2, Plainfield, Liz Benjamin, lizbenjamin64@gmail.com, 8022231509.

Borromeo String Quartet. Fresh interpretations of the classical music canon, championing works by 20th & 21st century composers, the Borromeo. $42 advance, $45 day of; students $15, 3-5 p.m. Chandler Center for the Arts, 71 N Main Street, Randolph, Emily Crosby, emily@chandler-arts.org, 728-9878.

Vermont Fiddle Orchestra Benefit Concert. Under the directorship of David Kaynor will perform a benefit concert for the Greater Randolph Senior Center. The program will include traditional and contemporary fiddle tunes as well as tunes composed by David Kaynor and John Mowad. $10, children 12 & under by donation, 4-6 p.m. Green Mountain Gospel Chapel, Corner at Rte. 66 & 106 Hebard Hill Road, Randolph, Pansygirl113@aol.com, 229-4191.

Montpelier Community Gospel Choir Concert. One Step: Montpelier Community Gospel Choir with special guest artist Lloyd Dugger. Performing gospel music from and inspired by the African-American tradition. suggested donation $10/$25 for families, 4-6 p.m. Bethany United Church of Christ, 115 Main Street, Montpelier, Kate Latz, katelynnlatz@gmail.com, 839-9967.

48th Annual Community Christmas Carol Sing. Featuring area choirs and community musicians. All are welcome. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 64 State Street, Montpelier, Paul Habersang, paulhabersang@christchurchvt.org, 223-3631.

Sitting with Change. A Retreat for Women. Explore tools to work with our minds in the midst of change from the ground of meditation. $25 — 40, 12-4 p.m. Montpelier Shambhala Group, 5 State St. 2nd floor, Montpelier.

Monday

10

December

Seniors In Motion Class. Cardio and strength exercises Mondays, Wednesdays with Jackie Isabelle and Fridays with Evalyn Goodrich. see description, 9:25-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main St. #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 479-9512.

Coffee Cafe. Join Nancy and the group for coffee, tea, snack and engaging conversation every Monday. 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main St. #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 479-9512.

Pitch. Join a weekly pitch group. 1-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main St. #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 8024799512.

Yoga with Katie. Appropriate for all levels. Mats provided. $30 members ($5 per class) /$36 for non-members, 4-5 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main St. #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 479-9512.

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

Advanced Tai Chi Class. Every Monday and Friday. 1-2 p.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 Route 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 223-3322.

Social Meditation. Group practice for adults of all ages. 6 p.m. Montpelier Shambhala Group, 5 State St. 2nd Flr. Montpelier, alex.vlasic@gmail.com. 6-7:30 p.m. Montpelier Shambhala Group, 5 State St. 2nd floor, Montpelier, alex.vlasic@gmail.com.

The Art of Paper Curling. Strips of paper are curled and shaped to create artistic designs. Limited to 10 participants. SAL room. Call to register. $1 materials fee, 6:30-8 p.m. Waterbury Public Library, 28 N. Main St. Waterbury, 244-7036.

Mah Jongg. Learn as you play. Observers welcome. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 Route 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 223-3322.

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

Tuesday

11

December

Bone Builders. Focuses on prevention against bone deterioration and may help increase bone density and muscle strength. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main St. #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 479-9512.

Holiday Centerpiece Class. Make a centerpiece with fresh cut evergreens, colorful twigs, cones, and other festive items. The workshop is free and all materials provided except the container. Limit of 12 participants. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main St. #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 479-9512.

Knitting Group. Working on scarves for the Christmas Tree. Beginners to advanced. Every Tuesday. 1-4 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main St. #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 479-9512.

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

Wednesday

12

December

Seniors In Motion Class. Cardio and strength exercises Mondays, Wednesdays with Jackie Isabelle and Fridays with Evalyn Goodrich. see description, 9:25-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main St. #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 479-9512.

Mah Jong. Games and conversation. Every Wednesday. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main St. #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 8024799512.

Chair Yoga. One-hour classes that focus on balance, breath, posture, flexibility and meditation. No prior experience needed. All yoga equipment provided. Every Wednesday. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main St. #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 479-9512.

”L’Enfant”. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute film program: The second of three films by the Dardenne brothers concerns a young couple living on the edge, and the lengths the father goes to to make money when they have a baby. Rick Winston will facilitate a discussion following the film. Free to OLLI members; $5 suggested donation for all others, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Savoy Theater, 26 Main St. Montpelier, Grace W. Greene, gracewgreene@comcast.net, 479-2602.

Square Dancing. No partner needed. Every Wednesday. Please register — by donation. 1-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main St. #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 479-9512.

HoHoHoliday Open Mic. . 7-9 p.m. Grange Hall Cultural Center, 317 Howard Ave. Waterbury Center, Monica Callan, grangehallcc@gmail.com, 244-4168.

GED Testing. Advanced registration for each GED testing session required. Call for times or visit website. Register at GED.com. $30, 4 p.m. CVABE’s Barre Learning Ctr. 46 Washington St. Barre, 476-4588.

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 St. Barre, fpcbarrepastor@gmail.com, 8024763966.

Thursday

13

December

Gusto’s Open Mic. Must be 21 and over. Every Thursday. 8 p.m. Gusto’s Bar, 28 Prospect St. Barre.

Bone Builders. Focuses on prevention against bone deterioration and may help increase bone density and muscle strength. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main St. #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 479-9512.

Second Annual Holiday Art Sale. Artist members at the Front will be offering original artworks, prints, cards and more. Four days, Thursday & Friday 9 a.m. — 7 p.m. Saturday & Sunday11 a.m. — 5 p.m. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. The Front , 6 Barre St. Montpelier, kate burnim, kate@thefrontvt.com, 552-0877.

Holiday Tai Chi. Led by BASC Falls Prevention Instructors. Multi-level break-out sessions for practice. Please register. 3:15-4:15 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main St. #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 479-9512.

Nine Lessons and Carols. Traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols, featuring the Christ Church choir and community readers. 7-9 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 64 State Street, Montpelier, Paul Habersang, paulhabersang@christchurchvt.org, 223-3631.

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

Friday

14

December

The Arsonists. Featuring dark humor, witty dialogue, and poignant societal commentary. $14, 7:30-9 p.m. The Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, thespians19@gmail.com, 793-4220.

Second Annual Holiday Art Sale. Artist members at the Front will be offering original artworks, prints, cards and more. Four days, Thursday & Friday 9 a.m. — 7 p.m. Saturday & Sunday11 a.m. — 5 p.m. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. The Front , 6 Barre St. Montpelier, kate burnim, kate@thefrontvt.com, 552-0877.

Seniors In Motion Class. Cardio and strength exercises Mondays, Wednesdays with Jackie Isabelle and Fridays with Evalyn Goodrich. see description, 9:25-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main St. #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 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.Every Friday. Please Register. 10-11:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main St. #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 479-9512.

Movie Night & PJ Party. With popcorn and hot chocolate. Grab your family and friends for this magical holiday night. * . $3 for Kids $5 for Adults, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Central Vermont Moose Lodge, 110 Business Center Rd, Williamstown, shellybresette@gmail.com, 249-0985.

Laugh Local VT Comedy Open Mic. Dog River Brewery’s first Comedy Open Mic. Comics try new material on a live audience during 5 minute “sets”. Even if you bomb, the supportive crowd will give a warm round of applause. Adult humor. 7-9:30 p.m. Dog River Brewery, 1400 US Route 302 Suite 4, Berlin, Bob, bobt@hotmail.com, (802)793-3884.

Movement Classes for Seniors. “Move to the Music” sitting or standing exercise class for seniors. Every Friday. 11 a.m. Waterbury Public Library, 28 N. Main St. Waterbury, 244-7036.

Advanced Tai Chi Class. Every Monday and Friday. 1-2 p.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 Route 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 223-3322.

Saturday

15

December

The Arsonists. Featuring dark humor, witty dialogue, and poignant societal commentary. $14, 7:30-9 p.m. The Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, thespians19@gmail.com, 793-4220.

Donna the Buffalo. A soulful mix of Cajun, zydeco, rock, folk, reggae, and country sounds into its own, singular musical stew. $28-$38, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Chandler Center for the Arts, 71 N Main St. Randolph, Emily Crosby, emily@chandler-arts.org, 728-9878.

2nd Annual Williamstown Moose Ledge Craft & Vendor Fair. . 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Williamstown Moose Lodge, 110 Business Center Rd, Williamstown, Celine Edson, Celine.edson@sec.state.vt.us, 802-522-0163.

Second Annual Holiday Art Sale. Artist members at the Front will be offering original artworks, prints, cards and more. Four days, Thursday & Friday 9 a.m. — 7 p.m. Saturday & Sunday11 a.m. — 5 p.m. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. The Front , 6 Barre St. Montpelier, kate burnim, kate@thefrontvt.com, 552-0877.

Holiday with the Animals. Festive treats, fun animal-related crafts and plenty of shelter animals to greet. A special visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Please bring gifts for the homeless animals, includes canned dog and cat food, litter, pet safe ice melt, monetary donations and a home of their own. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Central Vermont Humane Society, 1589 VT Route 14S, East Montpelier, Linnea Cecere, Linnea@centralvermonthumane.org, 476-3811.

Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market. Buy your holiday gifts from Vermont craftspeople while helping to raise money with a raffle benefiting Good Beginnings of Central Vermont. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. City Hall, 39 Main St. Montpelier.

Sunday

16

December

The Arsonists. Featuring dark humor, witty dialogue, and poignant societal commentary. $14, 3 p.m. The Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, thespians19@gmail.com, 793-4220.

Second Annual Holiday Art Sale. Artist members at the Front will be offering original artworks, prints, cards and more. Four days, Thursday & Friday 9 a.m. — 7 p.m. Saturday & Sunday11 a.m. — 5 p.m. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. The Front , 6 Barre St. Montpelier, kate burnim, kate@thefrontvt.com, 552-0877.

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