Tuesday

13

August

Nature Walks in the Barre Town Forest. Marianne Kotch will lead easy to moderate walks along trails and up to lookouts. All ages and newcomers welcome. All walks begin at the kiosk at the 44 Brook St. Websterville parking area and last approximately an hour and a half. Dogs on leashes welcome. 9-10:30 a.m. mkotch731@gmail.com, 802-476-4185.

Slow & Easy Hiking Group. Gentle pace, rain or shine, meet at Barre Town Forest Parking Lot. 10:10 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Community Film Series. “Anonymous People, Addiction & Long Term Recovery.”. 6-7:35 p.m. Plainfield Opera House, Plainfied, nford@the-health-center.org, 802-322-6612.

Wednesday

14

August

Mah Jong. Join Mah Jong group for fun, friendship and conversation. 10 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

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

Artist Talk. Exhibiting artist Orah Moore will give a talk about her photography project currently on display. 4-5 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main Street, Barre, info@studioplacearts.com, 802-479-7069.

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.

Middlesex Bandstand Summer Concert Series. Jazz from the Paul Asbell Quintet will fill the meadow. Food is available for purchase at the event. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Middlesex Bandstand, 465 Shady Rill Road, Middlesex.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. A misplaced magical case and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds. Rated: PG-13. $5, kids 12 and under are free, 7-9:30 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Capital City Band Summer Concerts. The Capital City Band plays free outdoor concerts every Wednesday evening. Enjoy a picnic or bring an instrument and play along with the band. 7-8 p.m. State House Lawn, in front of Supreme Court Building, Montpelier, emendela@gmail.com, 802-793-0356.

Thursday

15

August

Slow & Easy Hiking Group. Gentle pace, rain or shine, meet at Barre Town Forest Parking Lot. 10:10 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Cribbage. Join the fun!. 10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Brown Bag Concert Series. The Hunger Mountain Co-op Brown Bag Summer Concert Series is Montpelier Alive’s series of free and fun lunch-time concerts. 12-1 p.m. City Hall Plaza, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, director@montpelieralive.org, 802-223-9604.

Chair Yoga. Focus on balance, breath, posture, flexibility and meditation, all yoga equipment provided. 1-2 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Yoga-Beginner/Gentle. Basics of yoga, meditation, safe alignment in poses and connecting our breath to our movement. $30 per 5 week session, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Waterbury Farmers Market. The Waterbury Farmers Market has vendors spanning a wide range of products, live music, activities and demonstrations. 3-6 p.m. Rusty Parker Memorial Park, 2 Rotarian Place, Waterbury, waterburymarket@gmail.com.

Art on Park. Jewelers, artists, woodworkers, accessory and apparel designers, potters, craftspeople and specialty food and beverage producers display their wares Thursdays 5 — 7 p.m. 5-8 p.m. Park Street, Stowe, askus@gostowe.com, 802-253-7321.

Sustainable Shopping. Learn about the Co-op’s sustainability efforts and ways to become an environmentally responsible consumer. Includes a tour of our recycling and composting practices and a chance to win a pair of yoga blocks made from recycled corks. registration suggested, info@hungermountain.coop. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, info@hungermountain.coop, 802-262-3202.

Berlin Pond 5 Miler. A 5 mile loop course counter-clockwise around Berlin Pond on dirt roads with one water stop. First half very hilly; second half relatively flat. Parking at Town Clerk’s office only. No parking along race course. Race day registration at 4:45; race start is half mile from Town Clerk’s Office. $10, 6 p.m. Berlin Town Clerk’s Office, 108 Shed Road, Berlin, jeffp_cvr@fairpoint.net.

John Emil. An accomplished singer, songwriter, and master of slide guitar, is equally adept with the acoustic Hawaiian lap steel guitar and Dobro. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Hardwick Street Cafe, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

August Jewish Film Series: 93Queen. Rachel Freier, a no-nonsense Hasidic lawyer and mother of six, is determined to shake up the “boys club” in her Hasidic community by creating Ezras Nashim, the first all-female ambulance corps in NYC. 6:30-8 p.m. Beth Jacob Synagogue, 10 Harrison Ave. Montpelier, programming@bethjacobvt.org.

Big Hat No Cattle. Old and new songs with a vintage western vibe. Enjoy great food from local food vendors, the bake & book sale and bid on fantastic items in the Silent Auction. Free, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3717.

Summer Authors Lecture Series. Enjoy summer evenings with lectures by Vermont authors including Jeff Amestoy, Meg Ostrum, Rick Winston, Kathryn Davis, and Garrett Graff. See highlandartsvt.org for more details on dates and authors. TBD, 6:30 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro, caitlin@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Marshfield Summer Concert Series. Eight free summer concerts. Enjoy great food from local food vendors, the bake & book sale. Free, 6:30-8:35 p.m. Old Schoolhouse Common Bandstand, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3717.

Friday

16

August

Writer’s Block. Come join other scriveners and share your essays, 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. Please register. 10-11:15 a.m. Barre Senior Center, 131 South Main St. #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Last Mile Ride. 5k run, 1 & 2.5 mile walk, and 80-mile motorcycle ride through beautiful central Vermont. Supports Gifford’s end-of-life care services. Register online and follow us on Facebook. $25, 5-7 p.m. Gifford Medical Center, 44 South Main Street, Randolph, alincoln@giffordmed.org, 802-728-2380.

The Wiz. Join Dorothy and her friends on this with R&B-Pop-and-Soul-filled journey as she realizes there’s no place like home. $5 — $15, 7-8:45 p.m. Lost Nation Theater Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, info@lostnationtheater.org, 802-229-0492.

Knights of Columbus Auction. Pre-owned and new items; gifts & services from local businesses. 7-8:45 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 206 Rt. 14 South, Hardwick, kofc1568@gmtmom.com, 802-586-2899.

Zookeepers. Spend a summer evening with David Rosane and the Zookeepers to fill your heart and soul with meaningful melodies and mirth.The folk-rock protest band rallies support for literacy during a stop on its Across the Zoo-niverse library benefit tour. Free, 7-8 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3717.

On Golden Pond. The love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. $16 evenings, $12 matinees, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, thespians19@gmail.com, 802-793-4220.

Saturday

17

August

20th Anniversary 5k and Walk for Children. Vermont individuals, families, businesses, and organizations will step out to prevent child abuse. Special guest Jon Gailmore and raffle prizes. Registration at 8 a.m. and walk starts at 10 a.m. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. State House Lawn, 115 State St, Montpelier.

Junior Apprentice Club. Every Saturday from June through October Junior Apprentices may join in a variety of guided activities in our Learning Lab, including beginning coding, basic robotics, 3D design & printing, and other exciting challenges for maker minds. Free with Jr Apprentice Patch, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. American Precision Museum, 196 Main Street (VT Route 5), Windsor, lyordy@americanprecision.org, 802-674-5781.

The Wiz. Join Dorothy and her friends on this with R&B-Pop-and-Soul-filled journey as she realizes there’s no place like home. $5 — $15, 2-3:45 p.m.; 7-8:45 p.m. Lost Nation Theater Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, info@lostnationtheater.org, 802-229-0492.

Parkapalooza!. Music from local bands every third Saturday of the month throughout summer, food from a local vendor, giant slip n’ slide, activities for kids, and a skill swap featuring local crafters and artisans. $5 adults; $3 children (under 5 free). Campsites can be reserved ahead of time for $10 by calling 802-223-7335. 3-7 p.m. Hubbard Park, 400 Parkway Street, Montpelier, AEllsworth@montpelier-vt.org.

Guitar and Voice Duo Concert. A modern take on a classic duo, Deux Saisons presents concerts with diverse collections of old and new classical repertoire. $10 age 19+, 7-9 p.m. Brookfield Town Hall, 32 Stone Road, Brookfield, christopher.schoelen@gmail.com.

On Golden Pond. The love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. $16 evenings, $12 matinees, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, thespians19@gmail.com, 802-793-4220.

Montpelier Contra Dance. Dave Eisenstadter calling, music by Frost & Fire. No experience or partner needed. All dances taught plus introductory session at 7:45. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes. $10/$5/$15. capitalcitygrange.org, or find us on Facebook: Montpelier Contra Dance Umbrella. 7:45-11 p.m. Capital City Grange Hall, 6612 Rt 12, Berlin, cdu.tim@gmail.com, 802-225-8921.

Extempo. Local raconteurs tell short-format, first-person, true stories live on stage without any notes or reading. Tented event: rain or shine. BYO picnic; bonfire after. $5, 8-10 p.m. Onion River Campground, 61 Onion River Road, Plainfield, storytelling@extempovt.com, 802-426-3233.

Sunday

18

August

The Wiz. Join Dorothy and her friends on this with R&B-Pop-and-Soul-filled journey as she realizes there’s no place like home. $5 — $15, 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.; 3-4:45 p.m. Lost Nation Theater Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, info@lostnationtheater.org, 802-229-0492.

On Golden Pond. The love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. $16 evenings, $12 matinees, 2-4 p.m. Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, thespians19@gmail.com, 802-793-4220.

Robots on the Moon. Electrical Engineer Barry King will provide hands-on robot-building. Hear how “remote control” technology was used when unmanned craft first collected materials and took measurements and photographs in space, the same technology used in today’s space exploration. Free, registration required: https://forms.gle/mbm2e31RsHkZew5P8. 4-5:30 p.m. Cutler Memorial Library, 151 High Street (Route 2), Plainfield, loona.brogan@cutlerlibrary.org, 802-454-8504.

Community Family movie night. A family-friendly film each Sunday evening throughout the summer. 4-6:30 p.m. Barre Universalist Church, 19 Church Street, Barre, vermonter@charter.net, 802-454-7145.

Monday

19

August

Pitch. Come and join us for a game of Pitch and friendship. 1-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

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.

Katherine Arden & K Chess. Bestselling Vermont author Katherine Arden and debut Rhode Island author K Chess discuss their books and talk about women writing science fiction and fantasy. 7-8 p.m. Bear Pond Books, 77 Main Street, Montpelier, samantha@bearpondbooks.com, 802-229-0774.

Caspian Monday Music. Achamber concert on August 12 and the CMM Orchestra on August 19. Featuring conductor Anna Binneweg, Music Director/Conductor of the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra. Ticket pricing TBA, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Tuesday

20

August

Nature Walks in the Barre Town Forest. Marianne Kotch will lead easy to moderate walks along trails and up to lookouts. All ages and newcomers welcome. All walks begin at the kiosk at the 44 Brook St. Websterville parking area and last approximately an hour and a half. Dogs on leashes welcome. If it’s raining enough for an umbrella, the walk will be cancelled. 9-10:30 a.m. Barre Town Forest, 44 Brook St. Websterville, mkotch731@gmail.com, 802-476-4185.

Slow & Easy Hiking Group. Gentle pace, rain or shine, meet at Barre Town Forest Parking Lot. 10:10 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Wednesday

21

August

Mah Jong. Join Mah Jong group for fun, friendship and conversation. 10 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

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

What Color is Your Medicine?. Learn to use the 5 Elements as tools to understand the emotional and physical imbalances in our bodies, and ways we can do a self-check in our own systems, to bring us back into balance. 5-7 p.m. Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, info@hungermountain.coop, 802-262-3202.

Dog Day at the Pool. For social dogs who love playing in water and with other dogs. Suggested $20 per family donation to benefit Central Vermont Humane Society. 5-6:35 p.m. Montpelier Pool, Elm Street and Poolside Drive, Montpelier, Linnea@centralvermonthumane.org, 802-476-3811.

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.

The Kid Who Would Be King. Old-school magic meets the modern world when young Alex stumbles upon the mythical sword Excalibur. Rated PG. $5, kids 12 and under free, 7-9 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Just for fun Movies for People of All Ages. New animated tale of arachnid superheroes from multiple parallel universes working together to protect the multiverse. Free, 7-8:30 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3717.

Thursday

22

August

Slow & Easy Hiking Group. Gentle pace, rain or shine, meet at Barre Town Forest Parking Lot. 10:10 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Cribbage. Join the fun!. 10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Brown Bag Concert Series. The Hunger Mountain Co-op Brown Bag Summer Concert Series is Montpelier Alive’s series of free and fun lunch-time concerts. 12-1 p.m. City Hall Plaza, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, director@montpelieralive.org, 802-223-9604.

Chair Yoga. Focus on balance, breath, posture, flexibility and meditation, all yoga equipment provided. 1-2 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Yoga-Beginner/Gentle. Basics of yoga, meditation, safe alignment in poses and connecting our breath to our movement. $30 per 5 week session, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Waterbury Farmers Market. The Waterbury Farmers Market has vendors spanning a wide range of products, live music, activities and demonstrations. 3-6 p.m. Rusty Parker Memorial Park, 2 Rotarian Place, Waterbury, waterburymarket@gmail.com.

Art on Park. Jewelers, artists, woodworkers, accessory and apparel designers, potters, craftspeople and specialty food and beverage producers display their wares Thursdays 5 — 7 p.m. 5-8 p.m. Park Street — Stowe, Vermont, Park Street, Stowe, askus@gostowe.com, 802-253-7321.

Healthy Cooking and Tasting Class. A hands-on class using local seasonal produce with Lisa Mase. Cost of $25 includes food and take-home recipe packets. 5:15-6:45 p.m. The Garage Cultural Arts Center, 58 State Street, Montpelier, jkelly@garageartsvt.com, 802-738-3667.

Food Book Club. Dining on exceptional food and reading an extraordinary book are two great pleasures. Join us for a book club, co-presented by Kellogg-Hubbard library, bringing them together. This month’s book: “The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats,” by Daniel Stone. To sign up email your name and contact information to info@hungermountain.coop. 6-7 p.m. Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, 802-262-3202.

August Jewish Film Series: ‘Shalom Italia’. Three Italian Jewish men journey through Tuscany, hoping to rediscover the cave where they hid from Nazis as children. 6:30-8 p.m. Beth Jacob Synagogue, 10 Harrison Ave. Montpelier, programming@bethjacobvt.org.

Summer Authors Lecture Series. Enjoy summer evenings with lectures by Vermont authors including Jeff Amestoy, Meg Ostrum, Rick Winston, Kathryn Davis, and Garrett Graff. See highlandartsvt.org for more details on dates and authors. TBD, 6:30 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro, caitlin@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Slow Food. By Wendy MacLeod. A comedy for anyone who’s ever been “hangry.”. $20.00 — $58.00, 7:30-9 p.m. Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset, boxoffice@dorsettheatrefestival.org, 802-867-2223.

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