Tuesday

26

November

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.

Wednesday

27

November

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. Follow 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.

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.

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.

Thursday

28

November

Gobble Wobble Turkey Trot 5K run/walk. Sponsored by the Barre Congregational Church to raise money for their mission outreach. Registration opens at 8 a.m. Pre-regrister by Nov. 18 and receive a T-shirt. $30, 9:30 a.m. Barre Town Municiple Building, 149 Websterville Rd. Barre Town , bccuccoffice@gmail.com, 802-476-3065.

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.

Friday

29

November

2019 FIS Ski Women’s World Cup. The HomeLight Killington Cup will bring the best women’s technical alpine skiers in the world and offer entertainment and more. 12 a.m. Killington Resort, 4763 Killington Road, Killington, kflight@elevatecom.com.

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.

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.

The Big Lebowski Fest. Rally your bowling buddies, cut loose and unleash The Dude with this day-after-Thanksgiving cult classic starring Jeff Bridges and John Goodman. Light bites, drink specials and White Russians will be available. Bathrobes optional; no ferrets please. Rated R. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Saturday

30

November

2019 FIS Ski Women’s World Cup. The HomeLight Killington Cup will bring the best women’s technical alpine skiers in the world and offer entertainment and more. 12 a.m. Killington Resort, 4763 Killington Road, Killington, kflight@elevatecom.com.

No Strings Marionettes. Local Puppeteers, Dan Baginski and Barbara Paulson, transform Chandler into an intimate space, where the seamless blend of movement, music and masterful manipulation captivates young and old alike. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Chandler Music Hall, 73 Main Street, Randolph, outreach@chandler-arts.org, 802-728-9878.

Montpelier Contra Dance. With Wild Asparagus and George Marshall calling. No experience and no partner needed. All dances are taught, intro session at 7:45 p.m. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes. 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

1

December

2019 FIS Ski Women’s World Cup. The HomeLight Killington Cup will bring the best women’s technical alpine skiers in the world and offer entertainment and more. 12 a.m. Killington Resort, 4763 Killington Road, Killington, kflight@elevatecom.com.

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.

Central VT World AIDS Day Vigil. We will light candles, speak of those who were taken by the pandemic, and walk to the Statehouse. At 4 p.m. we will gravitate to Sweet Melissa’s to celebrate life — Bring a story, song, guitar, ukulele, joke, etc. if you like. 3-4 p.m. Outside City Hall Montpelier , vtpwac@sover.net, 716-640-4639.

Extempo. Local storytellers regale an audience with polished, first-person, true tales told live on stage without notes or reading. $5, 4-6 p.m. Rabble-Rouser, 64 Main St. Montpelier, storytelling@extempovt.com.

Monday

2

December

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.

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.

Drop-in Mahjong. Drop-in and play every Monday. 12-3 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier.

Hebrew for Adults. All are welcome to come learn some conversational Hebrew in this 6 week series. All levels welcome but we will be starting with the basics. Please pre-register at bethjacobvt.org and pay by sliding scale donation so that we can have materials ready for you. by donation, 6-7 p.m. Beth Jacob Synagogue, 10 Harrison Avenue, Montpelier.

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

3

December

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.

Wednesday

4

December

Connections for Change. join us for dinner and an informal time to meet and talk with treatment providers from the Barre area. We will also have training in the use of Narcan. childcare will be available. 6:15 a.m.-8 p.m. Church of the Good Shepherd, 39 Washington Street, Barre, connections4changevt@gmail.com, 802-476-3929.

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. Follow 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.

The Third Man. The first in a series of films based on Graham Greene novels, “The Third Man” uses expressionist cinematography, harsh lighting and iconic theme music to evoke the atmosphere of post-war Vienna. Film historian Rick Winston will lead a discussion after the film. Free to OLLI members; $5 suggested donation for all otners, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Savoy Theater, 26 Main St. Montpelier, gracewgreene@comcast.net, 802-272-1706.

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.

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.

Policing and Community in Vermont. Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo discusses criminal justice, health and safety in the Queen City, and how citizens and police can work together innovatively for safer and healthier communities. 7-8:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St, Montpelier, info@kellogghubbard.org, 802-223-3338.

John Smyth with Ivan Goldstein on Dobro. John Smyth is a singer-songwriter who has been playing his original music in venues throughout Vermont since 2010. His album, “Hunger Mountain Clay”, was released in 2018. Pass the hat, 8-10 p.m. Sweet Melissa’s, 4 Langdon Street, Montpelier, mpotter@hushmail.com, 802-752-9335.

Thursday

5

December

Lunchtime Concert to Benefit Refugees. Traditional A Capella Singing. Three-part harmony: Shape-note hymns, Appalachian ballads and some originals. Freewill donation for Central Vermont Refugee Action Network. Bring a bag lunch; coffee and tea provided. 12-12:50 p.m. Christ Church Episcopal, 64 State Street, Montpelier, lraerad@aol.com, 802-223-2712.

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.

Friday

6

December

A Traditional Christmas in Stowe. Welcome the holiday season with tree lightings, a lantern parade, wagon rides, Santa and reindeer visits and carolers, candy cane pulling and wreath making, try gingerbread and cookie decorating, and enjoy performances, ice skating and more. 12 a.m. 51 Main Street , 51 Main Street , Stowe, askus@gostowe.com, 802-253-7321.

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.

Elders Together Support Group. Free, drop-In monthly support group for older elders. Contact facilitator at 802-223-8140 for more information/transportation assistance. 1-2:30 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier, maryalicebisbee@gmail.com.

Christmas Bazaar. Over 20 vendors featuring a wide variety of gifts, decor, crafts & food, plus Parish bakery tables & raffle. 2-6 p.m. Our Lady of the Angels Church, 43 Hebard Hill Rd. Randolph.

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.

Children’s Author Sarah Dillard. Kick off the Traditional Christmas Weekend with Sarah Dillard, Vermont children’s book author and illustrator, and join us for an interactive drawing session. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Stowe Free Library, 90 Pond Street, Stowe, librarian@stowelibrary.org, 802-253-6145.

Art Opening. Angie Follensbee-Hall is a mixed-media and handmade paper artist. She transforms rope, paper, paint, plant fibers and botanicals into jewelry, journals and fiber art. Mary-Jo Krolewski creates soft, mostly food-inspired sculpture. 4-8 p.m. The Cheshire Cat, 28 Elm Street, Montpelier, comments@cheshirecatclothing.com, 802-223-1981.

Show 36. Opening reception during ArtWalk. Live music, food and drink while you take in recent works by the membership of Montpelier’s sole collective art gallery. 4-8 p.m. The Front, 6 Barre Street, Montpelier, info@thefrontvt.com, 802-552-0877.

Stage 16 — Free to Be . You and Me. Stage 16, the Middle School Theater Program at U-32 Middle & High School, presents the musical adapted for the stage by Douglas Love and Regina Safran from Marlo Thomas’ book of the same name. donation, 6-7 p.m. U-32 Middle & High School, 930 Gallison Hill Road, Montpelier, sverchereau@u32.org, 802-229-0321.

Saturday

7

December

Hike North Branch Nature Center with GMC. Montpelier. Easy. 2 — 3 miles. Learn winter tree identification along hiking trails at the Center. Bring snacks and water. Contact Bob Popp, 454-1515 or vtpopps@aol.com or Phyllis Rubenstein, 793-6313 or Phyllis@ PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net for meeting time and place. 12 a.m.

A Traditional Christmas in Stowe. Welcome the holiday season with tree lightings, a lantern parade, wagon rides, Santa and reindeer visits and carolers, candy cane pulling and wreath making, try gingerbread and cookie decorating, and enjoy performances, ice skating and more. 12 a.m. 51 Main Street , 51 Main Street , Stowe, askus@gostowe.com, 802-253-7321.

A Child’s Christmas in Wales. Dylan Thomas’ poem adapted by Margo Whitcomb, presented by members of the Blachly family of Calais, Unadilla Theatre and other young thespians from the Central Vermont area. Christmas goodies and hot cider after the event. donation of $10, 2 a.m. Christ Episcopal Church , 64 State Street, Montpelier, naomiflanders@gmail.com, 802-225-6471.

Christmas Bazaar. Over 20 vendors featuring a wide variety of gifts, decor, crafts & food, plus Parish bakery tables & raffle. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Our Lady of the Angels Church, 43 Hebard Hill Rd. Randolph.

Calais Holiday Craft Fair. Local artisans offer their art and finest crafts. Delicious food, festive environment!. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Maple Corner Community Center, 84 West County Road, Calais, ldschu7@aol.com, 802-229-6861.

Stage 16 — Free to Be . You and Me. Stage 16, the Middle School Theater Program at U-32 Middle & High School, presents the musical adapted for the stage by Douglas Love and Regina Safran from Marlo Thomas’ book of the same name. donation, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. U-32 Middle & High School, 930 Gallison Hill Road, Montpelier, sverchereau@u32.org, 802-229-0321.

A Child’s Christmas in Wales. Dylan Thomas’ poem adapted by Margo Whitcomb, presented by members of the Blachly family of Calais, Unadilla Theatre and other young thespians from the Central Vermont area. Christmas goodies and hot cider after the event. donation of $10, 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 64 State Street, Montpelier, naomiflanders@gmail.com, 802-225-6471.

Are you ready for.the Food Waste Ban?. And other trashy questions. Experts from the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District will discuss the impacts and procedures around banning food waste from all Vermont residential trash. Followed by a community potluck. 5-6 p.m. Capital City Grange Hall, 6612 Rt. 12, Berlin, swartztim15@gmail.com, 802-225-8921.

The Nutcracker. Ballet Wolcott’s Youth Company and students are joined by community members to dance among imaginative sets wearing costumes created by local designers. Set to Tchaikovsky’s classic score, “The Nutcracker” offers fun and fantasy for the entire family. Advance tickets $20, seniors and students $15. At the door tickets $30, seniors and students $20. 7-8:30 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Vermont Fiddle Orchestra Winter Concert. Special guest artist, Peter Macfarlane, member of Atlantic Crossing, with Artistic Director David Kaynor. Raffle quilt drawing. By donation, 7-8:30 p.m. City Hall Arts Center, City Hall, Main Street, Montpelier, Pansygirl113@aol.com, 802-229-4191.

Swing Time!. Green Mountain Swing will play all night long for an evening of fun and dancing to a 17-piece live Big Band orchestra. No partner necessary. Please wear soft-soled shoes. Light refreshments. $20, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Grange Hall Cultural Center, 317 Howard Avenue, Waterbury Center, grangehallcc@gmail.com, 802-244-4168.

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