Tuesday

14

May

Bike Lamoille Valley Rail Trail with GMC. Difficult. 25 +/- miles. Danville to St. Johnsbury. Continuous downhill to St. J. but then a two hour uphill back. Lunch at a restaurant in St. J. Contact: George Plumb, 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com for meeting time and place.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. (formerly Bone Builders), the exercises of have been extensively researched and reviewed 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.

Community Conversation on Alcohol. Join area health care and treatment providers, prevention professionals, and Spaulding High School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions/Our Voices XPosed for a panel presentation and discussion. 6-7:30 p.m. Aldrich Public Library, Barre, 802-223-4949.

Global Warming Book Discussion. Reading the New York Times bestseller, “Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming,” highlighting the top 100 most effective ways to reverse climate change. 7-8:30 p.m. Bear Pond Books, 77 Main Street, Montpelier, media@suncommon.com, 540-686-5912.

Wednesday

15

May

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.

Music Together with Elen Leonard. An internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program for children from birth through age 7. Free, 10:45-11:30 a.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3717.

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.

8 Cuerdas Duo and the Gaviria & Andrew Guitar Duo. A soprano and classical guitar duo and a nylon and steel string guitar duo celebrate the guitar and its Spanish roots in classical, traditional Latin American folk, flamenco and Latin jazz repertoire. 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. by donation, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Helping Yourself to Health with Healthy Living Workshops. Find out what community workshops are offered at Central Vermont Medical Center to help get you started and provide the support you need to keep going. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, info@hungermountain.coop, 802-262-3202.

Mid-Week Movie: Le Amiche. This movie is in Italian accompanied by subtitles. $5, 6-8 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Vermont and the Civil War. Vermont author and Civil War historian Howard Coffin addresses the Vermont contribution to the Civil War. Potluck dinner 6 p.m. 6 p.m.-8:30 a.m. Berlin Historical Society, 108 Shed Road, Berlin, historicalsociety@berlinvt.org, 802-552-8804.

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

16

May

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. (formerly Bone Builders), the exercises of have been extensively researched and reviewed 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.

History of the Vermont Supreme Court. Author of the new VHS publication “The Law of the Hills: A Judicial History of Vermont”, Paul S. Gillies will talk about the sometimes rough, and always intriguing history of the state’s highest court. 12-1 p.m. Vermont History Museum, 109 State St, Montpelier, info@vermonthistory.org, 802 479-8522.

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.

Hebrew and Yiddish Calligraphy. This fun workshop led by Randi Hacker will cover the way to hold a calligraphic pen and teach the basic strokes you will need to form all of the letters of the Hebrew alef-bet. By donation, 5-6 p.m. Beth Jacob Synagogue, 10 Harrison Ave. Montpelier, programming@bethjacobvt.org.

Fault Lines. Opening reception. Artists explore the current political climate and the resulting fractures in our world that threaten discontinuity at many levels and potential explosive energy. Runs: May 14 — June 29. 5:30 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main St, Barre, info@studioplacearts.com, 802-479-7069.

Tectonic Plates and Topographic Tiles. Opening Reception. Artist Deborah Goodwin creates sculptural stoneware inspired by geologic forces. Runs May 14 — June 29. 5:30 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main St, Barre, info@studioplacearts.com, 802-479-7069.

Present Continuous: Commentary and Form. Opening Reception. Works by Diane Sophrin. Runs May 14 — June 29. 5:30 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main Street, Barre, info@studioplacearts.com, 802-479-7069.

Friday

17

May

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.

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.

Just Breathe Suicide Awareness Walk. Raise both money and awareness in the fight against the suicide epidemic. Small-scale car show, inflatables for the little ones, bake sale, face painting, raffles and resource tables. 6-9 p.m. Thunder Road International Speedbowl, 61 Fisher Road, Barre, Buzz@CreativeOutbursts.com, 802-793-0137.

Glorious Leader. The solo project of Kyle Woolard, bandleader of orchestral indie group The Anatomy of Frank. A multi-instrumentalist, Woolard is renowned for powerful live performances and his intricate fingerstyle acoustic guitar work. Tickets $15, Seniors 20% off, Students $10, 7-10 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

45th Annual Dance Performances. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio presents it’s 45th annual show of multiple ages and genres in an inspiring, exciting, and delightful presentation. $12/$17, 7-10 p.m. Barre Opera House, 6 N. Main St. Barre, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Lion King Jr. Students grades 4 through 12 as they take the stage to bring this Disney classic to life. $6 adults, $4 seniors and students, 7-8:30 p.m. Williamstown Middle High School, 120 Hebert Road, Williamstown , mimiller@cvsu.org, 802-433-7018.

Nautical Naughtiness. A variety show of burlesque, comedy, and so much more, hosted by Pumpkin Carvher. 21+. Raffle to support Vt Suicide Prevention Center on Behalf Of Just Breathe. $15 in advance/$20 at the door, 9:30-11:30 p.m. Positive Pie , 22 State St, Montpelier, starrRenfrew@gmail.com, 802-595-1172.

Saturday

18

May

Spring Bird Walk. With Bob Popp and Taber & Alexander Allison. 7:30-10 a.m. Stanahan Forest, Stranahan Forest parking lot at the beginning of Thompson Road (right off of Hollister Hill Road), Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3581.

GMC Stowe Area Trail Work. All abilities welcome and needed. Spring walk-thru and routine pre-hiking season trail work on the Long Trail. Bring lunch, water, and work gloves, tools provided. Meet at Montpelier High School at 8 a.m. Montpelier High School, 5 High School Drive, Montpelier, dreamon@myfairpoint.net.

Annual Book & Cookie Sale. Fiction, non-fiction and children’s books will be on sale as well as cookies from many different bakers. All sales are by donation and all proceeds benefit the Williamstown library programs. By donation, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Ainsworth Public Library, 2338 Main Street, Williamstown, smenard78@yahoo.com, 802-433-5986.

4th Annual Bake Sale. Enjoy a variety of deliciousness — pies, breads, cakes, cookies, jams, flavored butters and more. All proceeds to benefit Burke Holiness Camp. Stop by and enjoy a variety of deliciousness!All proceeds to benefit Burke Holiness Camp. A camp for kids (and families) of all ages! 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Living Hope Wesleyan Chapel Campus, 5793 Waterbury-Stowe Road, Waterbury Center, sharonmikefuller@gmail.com, 802-244-7116.

Open House. Visit the VT Farm and Forest School and learn about our camps and other programming. 1-3 p.m. Drift Farmstead, 324 Webster Rd, Roxbury, vtfarmandforestschool@gmail.com, 802-279-1548.

Artist Talk — Pamela Wilson. Pamela will be discussing her newest ceramic pieces, which include vessels fired with wood for four days in an anagama-style wood kiln, designed by master kiln-builder John Baymore. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main St, Barre, info@studioplacearts.com, 802-479-7069.

Lion King Jr. Students grades 4 through 12 as they take the stage to bring this Disney classic to life. $6 adults, $4 seniors and students, 3-4:30 p.m. Williamstown Middle High School, 120 Hebert Road, Williamstown , mimiller@cvsu.org, 802-433-7018.

Samara Piano Quartet. Four established musicians who have dedicated their professional lives to chamber music. Features a pre-concert talk, at 6 p.m. in the performance studio. Tickets start at $15, Students $10, and Seniors 20% off, 7-9 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, tiffany@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

45th Annual Dance Performances. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio presents it’s 45th annual show of multiple ages and genres in an inspiring, exciting, and delightful presentation. $12/$17, 7-10 p.m. Barre Opera House, 6 N. Main St. Barre, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Pedrito Martínez and Alfredo Rodriguez Duo. Two of Cuba’s greatest young musical masters will come together in an incendiary duo performance. $20-40 general, $15 student, 8-11 p.m. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill #222, Brattleboro, gingervjc@gmail.org, 802-254-9088.

Contra Dance with Atlantic Crossing. Tunes by Atlantic Crossing and calling by Dereck Kalish. No experience/ no partner needed. All dances are taught plus an introductory session at 7:45 p.m. $10/$5/$15, 8-11 p.m. Capital City Grange Hall, 6612 Rt 12, Berlin, cdu.tim@gmail.com, 802-225-8921.

Sunday

19

May

45th Annual Dance Performances. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio presents it’s 45th annual show of multiple ages and genres in an inspiring, exciting, and delightful presentation. $12/$17, 1-4 p.m. Barre Opera House, 6 N. Main St. Barre, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Buddha’s Birthday Celebration. A festive, colorful procession with chanting. Ceremony with storytelling follows and then there will be refreshments. An optional period of silent meditation begins at 1:30 p.m. 2-4 p.m. Shao Shan Temple, 125 Cranberry Meadow Road, Woodbury, ShaoShanTemple@gmail.com, 802-456-7091.

Lion King Jr. Students grades 4 through 12 as they take the stage to bring this Disney classic to life. $6 adults, $4 seniors and students, 3-4:30 p.m. Williamstown Middle High School, 120 Hebert Road, Williamstown , mimiller@cvsu.org, 802-433-7018.

Heliand Consort. Kindred Spirits — Letters and music of Brahms and the Schumanns. The complex triangle that brought together three of the greatest musical minds of the Romantic Era. $5, $10, $15, 4 p.m. Plainfield Opera House, 18 High St. Plainfield, plainfieldtownhall@gmail.com, 802-498-3173.

Screening of ‘Escape from Room 18’ and Discussion with John Daly. Showing the documentary and John Daly speaking about his experiences and doing a Q+A. John speaks about the importance of giving people in hate groups a way to leave the group and see the humanity in others. sliding scale donation, $18 suggested, 4-6 p.m. Beth Jacob Synagogue, 10 Harrison Ave. Montpelier, programming@bethjacobvt.org.

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.

The Small Choir. Performing classic and contemporary a cappella gospel in the African-American tradition under the leadership of John Harrison. suggested donation: $10 indiv — $30 family, 6 p.m. Old Meeting House, 1620 Center Rd, East Montpelier, info@vtgospel.com, 802-778-0881.

Monday

20

May

Hike Stranahan Forest with GMC. Marshfield. Easy. 4 +/- miles. Bring snacks and water. Optional dinner afterwards. Contact Phyllis Rubenstein, 793-6313 or Phyllis@PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net 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.

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.

Great Russian Writers of the 19th Century. UVM Professor Kevin McKenna will describe the “Slavophile” and “Westernizer” movements, and How Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Vladimir Putin fit into all of this in the 21st century. On display will be paintings of Russian writers by Nitya Brighenti. 6 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St. 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

May21

Bike Edgewater with GMC. Moderate. 20 +/-mile round trip. Cross Vermont Trail. Bring lunch. Contact: George Plumb, 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com for meeting time and place. 12 a.m.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. (formerly Bone Builders), the exercises of have been extensively researched and reviewed 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.

Food for Spring Renewal. Presented by Lisa Masé. Learn which foods support us at this time of year and explore concepts of culinary medicine and food sovereignty. $3 members/$5 nonmembers, 5-6 p.m. Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, info@hungermountain.coop, 802-262-3202.

Wednesday

May22

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.

Craftsbury Chamber Players. Kenji Bunch, viola, and Monica Ohuchi, piano, return to Noon Music in May. 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. 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 — CVSWMD. 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. 6-7:15 p.m. Rumney Elementary School, 433 Shady Rill Rd, Middlesex, cassandrah@cvswmd.org, 802-229-9383.

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. Margaret Pratt Community invites you to a free-2-part series on caring for loved ones while taking care of yourself. 6-7 p.m. Margaret Pratt Community, 210 Plateau Acres, Bradford, jrogers@margaretpratt.org, 802-222-5554.

Mid-Week Movie: Widows. Enjoy drinks or dinner while watching a movie from your private table in our theater. $5, 6-8 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Gala to Support The Bridge newspaper. An evening of entertainment, food, and conversation. Keynote address by Garrett Graff, biographer of former FBI Director Robert Mueller. Music by Bella and The Notables, food and cash bar with cocktails. $55, 6-9 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College Street, Montpelier, mdunphy@montpelierbridge.com, 802-223-5112.

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.

Film: Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai. Nobel winner Wangari Maathai, with thousands of women in the Green Belt Movement of Kenya, planted 35 million trees, reclaimed their country’s land from a century of deforestation, and enabled families to feed their children healthier food. Followed by a discussion about how planting trees in Montpelier can improve our rivers, soil quality and climate. 6:30-8 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St. Montpelier, rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org, 802-223-3338.

Showing Up For Racial Justice. Living Room Conversations About Racism. Four thought-provoking conversations about racial justice and how you can be part of ending racism in our communities. Come to one or all. RSVP if you need childcare. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School Street RM 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3581.

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