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 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.

Wednesday

1

May

Bike Plainfield to Marshfield with GMC. Easy. Cross Vermont Trail. 20 +/- miles.Bring your lunch. Contact: George Plumb at 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com for meeting time and place.

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. 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 p.m. 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

2

May

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 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, 8024728987.

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

Hike Peacham with GMC. Hike from near Martin’s Pond in Peacham to Peacham Bog in Groton State Forest (5.5 miles) to see early bog and woodland plants. Contact Phyllis Rubenstein, 793-6313 or Phyllis@PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net 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.

All Species Day. Everyone is invited to participate, dressed as your favorite species. Several theatrical performances involving large-scale puppetry, song and dance, celebrating our relationship to the Earth and heralding the coming of spring. 12-4 p.m. Multiple locations, Montpelier , alltogethernowvt@gmail.com, 802-223-1242.

Cinco de Mayo. Featuring a concert by renowned singer/songwriter Tish Hinojosa to benefit the Hazen Students Without Borders Spanish Travel-Study program to Mexico City. Tickets $15, Students $10, 3-5 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Documentary Film & Blues Jam. “Queen of the Blues: A Portrait of Koko Taylor,” followed by a Q&A with director at 3:30 p.m. Women’s Blues Singers Jam at 5 p.m. To benefit Circle VT, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending violence against women. $10 suggested donation, 3:30-8 p.m. Savoy Theater and Sweet Melissa’s, Montpelier, sherry.rhynard@gmail.com, 802-272-2736.

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.

Mighty Long Way. Montpelier Community Gospel Choir concert. Performing gospel music from and inspired by the African-American tradition. $10-30, 7 p.m. Bethany United Church of Christ, 115 Main Street, Montpelier, katelynnlatz@gmail.com, 802-839-9967.

Monday

May06

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.

LGBTQ Book Discussion Series. “White Houses,” historical fiction by Amy Bloom about the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok. The library has copies for people to read. 6:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier, rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org, 802-223-3338.

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

May07

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.

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.

Breastfeeding Beyond the First Months. Returning to work, teething, sleep changes, breastfeeding strikes, weaning. Presented by Katy Leffel, BSN, RN, CLC, CVHHH Maternal Child Health Supervisor. Space is limited and registration in advance is suggested. 6-7 p.m. Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, info@hungermountain.coop, 802-262-3202.

McLane, McKasson, McDonald House Concert. McLane, McKasson and McDonald reunite and are hosted by Sandy and Nancy McCall at their home. Reservations are requested. All donations will go to support the artists. 6:30-9 p.m. Sandy McCall’s House, 2065 VT RT 65, Brookfield, robin@newacadiafarm.com, (802) 889-3246.

Book Reading. Bill McKibben will give a talk and read from his latest book, “Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?” Interview, Q&A and book signing. $5, 7-8:30 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main Street, Montpelier, samantha@bearpondbooks.com, 802-229-0774.

A Spiritual Revolution: The Quest to Experience God. A free one hour talk given by Giulia Nesi, C.S.B. 7:30-8:30 p.m. First Congregational Church of Randolph, UCC, Corner of East Bethel Rd and So Randolph Rd, Randolph Center, 802-223-2477.

Wednesday

May08

Bike Middlesex with GMC. Easy. 12 miles. Ride from Middlesex to Moretown and back. Bring water, lunch, or buy at the Moretown Store. Helmet required. Contact: Mary Smith, 505-0603 or Mary Garcia, 622-0585 for meeting time and place.

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.

Recycle Like a Pro Workshop — CVSWMD. 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. Register online. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Washington Apartments at Barre Housing, 14 Washington Street, Barre, janl@cvswmd.org, 802-229-9383.

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.

Chiu-Villafranca Duo. Pianists Ai-Ying Chiu and Laura Villafranca present an all-American program arranged for one piano, four hands. Featuring works by Gershwin, Copland, Bernstein and more. 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.

Compost Basics Workshop. Learn about managing food scraps, why they break down and how-to use food scraps as a resource in your own yard. Everyone goes home with a starter kit. 5:45-7:15 p.m. Berlin Elementary School, 372 Paine Turnpike, Berlin, cassandrah@cvswmd.org, 802-229-9383.

Mid-Week Movie:. “The Favourite” Rated R. Run time: 2 hours and 1 minute. $5, 6-8 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. 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.

Medical Cannabis 101. Presented by Leslie Ruster, Educator & Herbalist at the VT Patients Alliance. Looks at the research and also cover navigating the state medical marijuana program and talking about CBD. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, info@hungermountain.coop, 802-26-23202.

Constitutional Crisis? Speakers Series. Hear about Professor Robert Boatright’s research on the roles of impact of issue groups and identity-based groups in the past year’s congressional election. 7 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier, rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org, 802-223-3338.

Brad and Ken Kolodner with Rachel Eddy. Baltimore-based clawhammer banjoist Brad Kolodner with his father Ken Kolodner, a hammered dulcimer player. Potluck snacks, and BYOB. $16 Adv / $20 Door, 7-9 p.m. Concerts at the Schoolhouse, 1643 Rte. 215 South, Cabot, robinsongs@fairpoint.net, 802-793-3016.

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

May09

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.

Friends of the Stowe Free Library Annual Meeting. Brief annual meeting and a talk with local actor, producer and writer Rusty DeWees. 4-5 p.m. Stowe Free Library, 90 Pond Street, Stowe, librarian@stowelibrary.org, 802-253-6145.

Growing Veggies From A to Z. Organic gardener Henry Homeyer will answer your questions and will bring some of his books and his favorite weeding tool for sale after the talk. 7-8 p.m. North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street, Montpelier, wenalger@gmail.com.

Scrag Mountain Music: String Circle. String players unite under Scrag Mountain Music co-Artistic Director Evan Premo.Scrag concerts are: Come as you are. Pay what you can. 7:30-9 p.m. Bread & Butter Farm, 200 Leduc Farm Road, Shelburne, Lara@scragmountainmusic.org, 802-377-3161.

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