Tuesday

7

January

Cross-country Ski with GMC. Moderate. Craftsbury Ski Touring Center. Various distances. Trail fee. Bring or buy lunch. For meeting time and place, contact Leader Charlene Bohl at 229-9908 or charlenebohl@comcast.net.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. Formerly Bone Builders. Tuesdays and Thursdays with Ilene Elliott. 8:30-9:45 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Beginners Tai Chi Classes. Introductory class at 9:30 a.m. for new participants. Class starts at 10 a.m. 9:30-11 a.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Walking/Hiking Group. Three groups according to your desired pace. Twice a week. 10 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Cribbage. All welcome who wish to learn or are experienced to come and join our group. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Tap Exercise. Tap basics and combinations, lots of repetition. A fun workout & thorough stretch. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4MSAC members, 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.

Conditioning. Squats and lunges with weights. Floorwork for focused ab/butt/thighs; deep stretch. Drop-in, start anytime, no experience necessary. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4MSAC members, 12:05-1:05 p.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Wednesday

8

January

Bone Builders. Classes focusing on osteoporosis prevention, balance and strength. Classes meet approximately 1 ¼ hrs. Mondays and Wednesdays: 7:30, 9 and 10:40 a.m. Fridays: 7:30 & 10:40 a.m. 7:30 a.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Walk-through Wednesday. Join us for an introductory visit to the OVWS grades school and early childhood classes on our Grace Farm campus. Campus tour and Q&A time, too. Please register by noon on Jan. 7. Contact enrollment@ovws.org or call 456-7400 with questions. Please register by noon on January 7. www.ovws.org. 8:30-10:30 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. $30 12 class punch card, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Mah Jong. Learn and play Mah Jong with the group. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

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 not held on 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.

Dance & Stretch. Easy to follow Jazz and Caribbean moves. Great music. Thorough stretch. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4MSAC members, 11-11:55 a.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Noon Yoga II. Work slowly and deeply to gain flexibility, strength, balance, and alignment. Level II: includes knee or arm supported postures. Drop-in, start anytime, no experience necessary. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4MSAC members, 12:05-1 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. by donation, 1-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Line Dancing. Fun & popular class. $5, 3:30-4:30 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.

Mentally Intune. Building Community — Raising Spirits. A Community Chorus for People Living with Depression. Sing for the joy of it and to connect with others like yourself. A variety to genre. Optional performance to raise awareness about depression. No experience or talent required. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays — join anytime. Open to adults and older teens. $10 one-time fee, 6:30-8 p.m. Rumney Memorial School, Shady Rill Road, Middlesex, maggiedarm@gmail.com, 802-272-7209.

Lifting Shakespeare Off the Page. In this interactive workshop, Peter Gould helps participants access their own powerful voice by reading, reciting and performing Shakespeare. No previous theater training necessary; observers welcome. 7-8:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St. Montpelier, info@kellogghubbard.org, 802-223-3338.

Thursday

9

January

Cross-country Ski Bolton with GMC. Various distances. All Abilities. Bolton Touring Center. Trail fee. Bring lunch and water. Contact Mary Smith, 505-0603 or Mary Garcia, 622-0585 for meeting time and place.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. Formerly Bone Builders. Tuesdays and Thursdays with Ilene Elliott. 8:30-9:45 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Beginners Tai Chi Classes. Introductory class at 9:30 a.m. for new participants. Class starts at 10 a.m. 9:30-11 a.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Walking/Hiking Group. Three groups according to your desired pace. Twice a week. 10 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Basket Weaving. Create different baskets with Don George, while engaging in conversation and comradery. by donation, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Book Club. Book discussion every second Thursday, led by John Poeton. 1-2 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Of Cities and Deserts Opening Reception. Over the last 15 years Nitya Brighenti has built an expressive collection of oil paintings and watercolors. This thematic show presents a series of nomadic landscapes, still lifes and portraiture. 4:30-7 p.m. Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State Street, Montpelier, jack.zeilenga@vermont.gov, 802-828-0749.

Gallery Reception. Join us for a celebration of artist Heather Kralik’s exhibit, “Within Landscapes,” on display from January through March. Artist remarks at 6 p.m. 5:30-7 p.m. North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street, Montpelier, Sean@NorthBranchNatureCenter.org, 802-229-6206.

How to Get Started on a Plant-Based Diet. If you are interested in an animal-free diet to gain health benefits, care for animals, or protect our planet, Amy Panetta will help you get started with lifestyle tips and recipes. Registration in advance suggested. $8 members/$10 nonmembers, 6-7:30 p.m. Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, info@hungermountain.coop, 802-262-3202.

Friday

10

January

Bone Builders. Classes focusing on osteoporosis prevention, balance and strength. Classes meet approximately 1 ¼ hrs. Mondays and Wednesdays: 7:30, 9 and 10:40 a.m. Fridays: 7:30 & 10:40 a.m. 7:30 a.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Seniors in Motion. Focuses on strength training, flexibility and overall wellness. $30 12 class punch card, 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. 10-11:15 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Conditioning. Squats and lunges with weights. Floorwork for focused ab/butt/thighs; deep stretch. Drop-in, start anytime, no experience necessary. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4MSAC members, 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. Part memoir, part genealogy, using a combination of traditional genealogy and oral history, work together to share and record your family’s stories. 12-1:30 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Noon Yoga III. Level III: includes inversions and backbends. Work slowly and deeply to gain flexibility, strength, balance and alignment. Drop-in, start anytime, no experience necessary. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4MSAC members, 12:05-1 p.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Spiritual Book Study Group. Not a religious book club. Focuses on everyday life and obstacles we all face: worry, doubt, confusion, depression and all attacks on the mind. 1-2 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Sun Tai Chi Classes. Donations welcomed. 1-2 p.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Yang24 Tai Chi Classes. perform a series of postures or movements in a slow, graceful manner, for the strength and endurance benefits. 2-3 p.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Opening Reception. Join us in a celebration of Marshfield’s local art scene with local artists at Jaquith’s annual Invitational Group Art Show. 6-8 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3581.

International Folk Dancing. Learn dances from a variety of countries including circle, line and couple dances. Held on the second Friday of each month. No experience or partner needed. $5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier, SaddleShoes2@gmail.com.

Saturday

11

January

Hike Stowe Pinnacle with GMC. Moderate. 3.6 miles. Beautiful views of Mansfield and the Green Mountains. Followed by optional lunch in Waterbury or Stowe. We will use snowshoes or microspikes depending upon conditions. Contact Steve or Heather Bailey, 802-622-4516 or stevecbailey@gmail.com for meeting time and place.

Texas Hold’Em Tournament. Open to the public. Sign up in advance at 48 Depot Square in Northfield. $50 in advance or $75 at the door, 1-6 p.m. The American Legion, 48 Depot Square, Northfield, Allegion63@yahoo.com, 802-485-6713.

Snowflake Story. Saturday Museum Program: a reading from Jacqueline Briggs Martin’s “Snowflake Bentley”. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or coffee and treats. Stay for a craft activity. Most suitable for families with children under the age of 13. Included with the price of Museum admission, 1-2 p.m. Vermont History Museum, 109 State Street, Montpelier, info@vermonthistory.org, 802-479-8500.

Public Readings. Featuring VCFA faculty, visiting writers and graduating students, with special guests with both afternoon and evening reading times. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College Street, Montpelier, 866-934-8232.

Sunday

12

January

Antiques Market. Over 25 vendors, including antique & vintage advertising. $2, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Candanian Club, 414 East Montpelier Road, Barre, buysellold@yahoo.com, 802-751-6138.

Music by George Milne. A program of music composed by George Milne performed by Alison Cerutti, piano; Elizabeth Reid, viola; Michael Close, cello; Joni McCraw, clarinet; Roger Grow, tenor; Skip Potter, tenor; Neil Cerutti, baritone and Neil Wasek, bass. 2-3:30 p.m. Barre Opera House, 6 N. Main Street, Barre, gdmilne@comcast.net, 802-223-4141.

Dance, Sing, and Jump Around. A family dance for all ages — circle and line dances and singing games, all taught and called to live traditional music. Free for children, suggested donation $5 per adult. No one turned away. 3-4:30 p.m. Capital City Grange, 6612 VT-12 (Northfield Street), Berlin, lizbenjamin64@gmail.com, 802-223-1509.

Vermont Mandolin Trio. Three of Vermont’s finest mandolinists, Matt Flinner, Jamie Masefield and Will Patton, come together for an evening of bluegrass, jazz and roots music. $12, 3-5 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Dance, Sing, and Jump Around. First dance of this season. A family dance for all ages. all dances taught and called. 3-4:30 p.m. Capital City Grange, 6612 VT-12 (Northfield Street), Berlin, lizbenjamin64@gmail.com, 802-223-1509.

Adventures in Mime. The Legacy of Mime Marcel Marceau. In his tribute to Marcel Marceau and his teacher, Etienne Decroux, Rob Mermin shares his memories of training with these legendary mime masters. Donations, 4 p.m. Plainfield Opera House, 18 High Street, Plainfield, plainfieldtownhall@gmail.com, 802-498-3173.

Dunham Shoe Factory. A contemporary acoustic ensemble playing original compositions influenced by world traditions. $15-$23, 4-6 p.m. Richmond Congregational Church, 20 Church Street, Richmond, don@valleystage.net, 802-434-4563.

Public Readings. Featuring VCFA faculty, visiting writers and graduating students, with special guests with both afternoon and evening reading times. 7-8 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College Street, Montpelier, 866-934-8232.

Monday

13

January

Bone Builders. Classes focusing on osteoporosis prevention, balance and strength. Classes meet approximately 1 ¼ hrs. Mondays and Wednesdays: 7:30, 9 and 10:40 a.m. Fridays: 7:30 & 10:40 a.m. 7:30 a.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Seniors in Motion. Focuses on strength training, flexibility and overall wellness. $30 12 class punch card, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Dance & Stretch. Easy to follow Jazz and Caribbean moves. Great music. Thorough stretch. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4MSAC members, 11-11:55 a.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

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

Yoga. Level 1: No knee or arm supported postures. Work slowly and deeply to gain flexibility, strength, balance and alignment. Drop-in, start anytime, no experience necessary. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4MSAC members, 12:05-1 p.m. Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk-up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Pitch. Card playing group. 1-3:45 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Suicide Grief Support Group. A safe place where survivors of suicide loss can share their experience with others who really understand, facilitated by a mental health professional trained by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Contact Michele Delaney for intake screening and location. 6-7:30 p.m. Montpelier, Montpelier, delaneymichele@icloud.com, 802-223-4752.

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.

Public Readings. Featuring VCFA faculty, visiting writers and graduating students, with special guests with both afternoon and evening reading times. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College Street, Montpelier, 866-934-8232.

Tuesday

14

January

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. Formerly Bone Builders. Tuesdays and Thursdays with Ilene Elliott. 8:30-9:45 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Beginners Tai Chi Classes. Introductory class at 9:30 a.m. for new participants. Class starts at 10 a.m. 9:30-11 a.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Walking/Hiking Group. Three groups according to your desired pace. Twice a week. 10 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Cribbage. All welcome who wish to learn or are experienced to come and join our group. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Tap Exercise. Tap basics and combinations, lots of repetition. A fun workout & thorough stretch. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4MSAC members, 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.

Conditioning. Squats and lunges with weights. Floorwork for focused ab/butt/thighs; deep stretch. Drop-in, start anytime, no experience necessary. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4MSAC members, 12:05-1:05 p.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Climate Change Speaker Series. What is ahead for Vermont? Meteorologist Roger Hill will discuss the growing variability of spring, summer heat and winter cold. What does the lack of sea ice hold in store for Vermonters and our planet? . 6:30-8 p.m. Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main St. Montpelier, info@kellogghubbard.org, 802-223-3338.

Public Readings. Featuring VCFA faculty, visiting writers and graduating students, with special guests with both afternoon and evening reading times. 7-8 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College Street, Montpelier, 866-934-8232.

Wednesday

15

January

Bone Builders. Classes focusing on osteoporosis prevention, balance and strength. Classes meet approximately 1 ¼ hrs. Mondays and Wednesdays: 7:30, 9 and 10:40 a.m. Fridays: 7:30 & 10:40 a.m. 7:30 a.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Seniors in Motion. Focuses on strength training, flexibility and overall wellness. $30 12 class punch card, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Mah Jong. Learn and play Mah Jong with the group. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

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 not held on 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.

Dance & Stretch. Easy to follow Jazz and Caribbean moves. Great music. Thorough stretch. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4MSAC members, 11-11:55 a.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Noon Yoga II. Work slowly and deeply to gain flexibility, strength, balance, and alignment. Level II: includes knee or arm supported postures. Drop-in, start anytime, no experience necessary. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4MSAC members, 12:05-1 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. by donation, 1-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

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

Public Readings. Featuring VCFA faculty, visiting writers and graduating students, with special guests with both afternoon and evening reading times. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College Street, Montpelier, 866-934-8232.

Interrupting Hate and Addressing Unintended Bias. Have you ever wished you knew how to respond to racist comments and jokes? Join Central Vermont Showing Up For Racial Justice and the Unitarian Church of Montpelier to practice responding. 6-8 p.m. Unitarian Church of Montpelier , 130 Main St. Montpelier, ucm.dre@gmail.com, 802-223-2487.

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.

Movies about the Future. This ambitious 2012 film explores actions and their consequences over lifetimes from the 1800’s to 2300. “It combines science fiction, drama, mystery, action, romance and humor.” (PG 13). 7-9 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3581.

Thursday

16

January

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. Formerly Bone Builders. Tuesdays and Thursdays with Ilene Elliott. 8:30-9:45 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Beginners Tai Chi Classes. Introductory class at 9:30 a.m. for new participants. Class starts at 10 a.m. 9:30-11 a.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Walking/Hiking Group. Three groups according to your desired pace. Twice a week. 10 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Basket Weaving. Create different baskets with Don George, while engaging in conversation and comradery. by donation, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Vermont’s Lucy Terry Prince. UVM Professor Mary Louise Kete examines Prince’s poetry and her place in American and Vermont history. 12-1 p.m. Vermont History Museum, 109 State St. Montpelier, info@vermonthistory.org, 802-479-8500.

Public Readings. Featuring VCFA faculty, visiting writers and graduating students, with special guests with both afternoon and evening reading times. 3:45-4:30 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College Street, Montpelier, 866-934-8232.

Cybersecurity Conversation for Families. An important conversation with information and resources to help your family navigate technology security challenges with an emphasis on parental controls, cyberbullying, social networking, mobile phones, scams and more. Q&A follows. 6-7:30 p.m. Orchard Valley Waldorf School, 2290 VT Route 14N, East Montpelier, orchardvalley@ovws.org, 802-456-7400.

Public Readings. Featuring VCFA faculty, visiting writers and graduating students, with special guests with both afternoon and evening reading times. 7-8 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College Street, Montpelier, 866-934-8232.

Friday

17

January

Bone Builders. Classes focusing on osteoporosis prevention, balance and strength. Classes meet approximately 1 ¼ hrs. Mondays and Wednesdays: 7:30, 9 and 10:40 a.m. Fridays: 7:30 & 10:40 a.m. 7:30 a.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Seniors in Motion. Focuses on strength training, flexibility and overall wellness. $30 12 class punch card, 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. 10-11:15 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Conditioning. Squats and lunges with weights. Floorwork for focused ab/butt/thighs; deep stretch. Drop-in, start anytime, no experience necessary. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4MSAC members, 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. Part memoir, part genealogy, using a combination of traditional genealogy and oral history, work together to share and record your family’s stories. 12-1:30 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Noon Yoga III. Level III: includes inversions and backbends. Work slowly and deeply to gain flexibility, strength, balance and alignment. Drop-in, start anytime, no experience necessary. With instructor Allison Mann. $5 $4MSAC members, 12:05-1 p.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Spiritual Book Study Group. Not a religious book club. Focuses on everyday life and obstacles we all face: worry, doubt, confusion, depression and all attacks on the mind. 1-2 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Sun Tai Chi Classes. Donations welcomed. 1-2 p.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Yang24 Tai Chi Classes. perform a series of postures or movements in a slow, graceful manner, for the strength and endurance benefits. 2-3 p.m. Twin Valley Seniors, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Public Readings. Featuring VCFA faculty, visiting writers and graduating students, with special guests with both afternoon and evening reading times. 7-8 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College Street, Montpelier, 866-934-8232.

Saturday

18

January

Snowshoe Northfield with GMC. Difficult. 6+/- hours of hiking. Paine Mountain to Irish Hill traverse. Short car shuttle required. Contact Co-Leaders: Nancy Schulz, 223-7035 or saddleshoes2@gmail.com or Kevin Ryan, pinewhisp@comcast.net for meeting time and place. 12 a.m.

Public Readings. Featuring VCFA faculty, visiting writers and graduating students, with special guests with both afternoon and evening reading times. 2:15-3:15 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College Street, Montpelier, 866-934-8232.

Snow Daze Opening Reception and Artist Talk. Mark Barry paints happiness and celebrates the gift of time and his deep appreciation of life — and the viewer quickly realizes it is contagious. Exhibit runs through Feb. 16. 5-6 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Karaoke. 21 & up. No cover charge. 6-10 p.m. The American Legion, 48 Depot Square, Northfield, Allegion63@yahoo.com, 802-485-6713.

East Coast Inspirational Singers. Moving audiences with an energetic and high-spirited style of harmony, the East Coast Inspirational Singers hail from Harlem and specialize in Gospel, R&B, Pop, Broadway, Jazz and Blues. Tickets are $20, Seniors $16, Students $10, 7-9 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

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