Tuesday

29

October

Fall Walking/Hiking Group. Split into two groups so you can pick your pace: slow & easy or moderate to fast. every Tuesday & Thursday morning for 8 weeks. Please register. 10 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Cribbage. Every Tuesday. 10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 S. Main St. #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

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.

Young at Heart Singers. Do you like to sing? Consider joining our very own Young at Heart Singers Group. This group has a great time and performs locally at different venues as well as at BASC. Please register. 1-2 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Unsustainable Agriculture in Occupied Palestine. A brief history with a focus on the crisis facing Palestinian farmers posed by the Israeli military, government, settlements, land and water policies, and the Separation Wall, and discussion of what Vermonters can do to support Palestinian farmers. Registration suggested. info@hungermountain.coop. 5:30-7 p.m. Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, info@hungermountain.coop, 802-262-3202.

Meditation Workshops. Meditating for Deep Well-Being. This non-secular class welcomes participants of all experience levels, from those who’ve never meditated before to those with a regular practice. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Twin Valley Senior, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, csherburn@myfairpoint.net, 802-454-7385.

Kristin Kimball. Kimball’s new book “Good Husbandry,” describes the delicious highs and sometimes excruciating lows of life on a 500-acre farm that produces a full diet for a community of 250 people. 7-8 p.m. Bear Pond Books, 77 Main St. Montpelier, samantha@bearpondbooks.com, 802-229-0774.

Wednesday

30

October

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.

Inside the Black Box. The Vermont and the United States Supreme Courts. The Honorable Denise R. Johnson (Ret.) and Bridget Asay, former Vt. Solicitor General, will discuss how cases reach the Supreme Courts, their approaches to issues, the role of dissents and more. Free to OLLI members; $5 suggested donation for all otners, 1:30-2:45 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier, gracewgreene@comcast.net, 802-272-1706.

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.

Gardening for Storm-Water Management. Learn effective techniques to manage storm water at home or at a community scale. Rachel Grigorian, owner of Clark Brook Designs, will show examples of her local projects that are making a positive impact on water quality through plants. 7-8 p.m. Yestermorrow Design Build School, 7895 Main Street, Waitsfield, info@yestermorrow.org, 802-496-5545.

Thursday

31

October

Fall Walking/Hiking Group. Split into two groups so you can pick your pace: slow & easy or moderate to fast. every Tuesday & Thursday morning for 8 weeks. Please register. 10 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

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

1

November

Writers Block. Come join other scriveners to 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 Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

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.

Genealogy Class. Using traditional genealogy and oral history, share and record your family’s story with just memories, the Internet and a library card. Part memoir, part genealogy. Brown bag lunch. Please register. by donation, 12-1:30 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

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.

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.

Storytime & Eye Spy. Listen to a story that relates to the current exhibit, then take part in a fun “treasure hunt” geared for children that will motivate them to look closely at the artwork and find “hidden” things on display. 3:30-4 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main St. Barre, info@studioplacearts.com, 802-479-7069.

Artist Talk. . 4-5 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main St. Barre, info@studioplacearts.com, 802-479-7069.

”The Character of the Kingdom” Opening Reception. In 1991 Robert Mallory Klein, decided to paint the villages and hamlets of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom — over 100 in all, and spent many consecutive summers painting several views of each. 5-7 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Friday Night Grill. Order off our menu. Open to the public. 5-7 p.m. Northfield’s American Legion Post 63, 48 Depot Square, Northfield, Allegion63@yahoo.com, 802-485-6713.

1800 and Froze to Death. The year 1816 has long been known as the year without a summer. Historian Howard Coffin includes anecdotes on the dark year of failed crops, scarce food, and religious revival. 7-9 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

The Golden Age of Hollywood Musicals. Film historian Rick Winston presents highlights from 12 classic films, made between 1933 and 1960, featuring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly, and many more, with words and music by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and others. donation, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Adamant Community Club, 1161 Martin Road, Adamant, winsrick@sover.net, 8024547103.

Saturday

2

November

Hike Smarts Mountain with GMC. Lyme, NH. 8 miles. Difficult. Bring lunch, water, snacks and layers. Contact Co-leaders: Nancy Schulz, 223-7035 or saddleshoes2@gmail.com or Phyllis Rubenstein, 793-6313 or Phyllis@PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net for meeting time and place. 12 a.m.

Art’s First!. Workshops designed for your child to explore different materials to make whimsical art that connect to our current and upcoming SPA exhibits. Materials provided. Please register in advance. 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main St. Barre, info@studioplacearts.com, 802-479-7069.

Genealogy Fair. Information and inspiration for researching your ancestors freely given by volunteers. We welcome all to get started, ask questions, learn about resources, browse displays, pick up brochures, and share what they know. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Old Labor Hall, 46 Granite St. Barre, mkotch731@gmail.com, 802-476-4185.

Boston Ballet II. featuring works by Boston Ballet-based choreographers, a 19th-century work by Arthur Saint-Leon, composer Amilcare Ponchielli’s Dance of the Hours, a romantic duet by Tony-winner Christopher Wheeldon and excerpts from Mikko Nissinen’s” The Nutcracker.” $13-$28, 7 p.m. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 7412 Mountain Rd. Stowe, astankus@kortenhaus.com.

JAZZ Concert. Jazz standards from the American Songbook. Acoustic vocalist Allison Mann, acoustic saxophonist Chris Peterman, keyboardist Tom Cleary perform excellent jazz in a 40-seat intimate setting. $15, 7-8:30 p.m. Studio C JAZZ, 18 Langdon St. 2nd floor walk up, Montpelier, allisonjoymann@comcast.net, 802-223-4712.

Measure of the Stars. Social Band’s song and poetry selections explore dreams in a variety of forms — visionary, aspirational, waking and sleeping, and more. Join Social Band as we lift our voices in song with our head in the clouds. $15-18, 7:30-9 p.m. Richmond Free Library, Bridge Street, Richmond, cmscharf@yahoo.com, 802-355-4216.

Central Vermont Comedy and Music Showcase. Acoustic rock with the Carter Glass Band, the Larkspurs playing eclectic American Roots music, Lilith with beautiful melodies and heartfelt lyrics, Liz Thompson’s stand-up comedy, and Kathleen Kanz, winner of Vermont’s Funniest Comedian award. $15, 7:30-9 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Montpelier Contra Dance. Nils Fredland calling, music by Polaris. No experience or partner needed. All dances taught, intro session at 7:45. Please bring clean, soft-soled shoes. Find us on Facebook: Montpelier Contra Dance Umbrella. 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

3

November

Evensong. A service of Choral Evensong. Everyone is invited to this contemplative service of music, prayers and scripture readings. 4-5 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 64 State Street, Montpelier, administrator@christchurchvt.org, 802-223-3631.

Breakfast Buffet. First Sunday of each month. Eggs and omelets made to order, pancakes, French toast, chipped beef on toast, corned beef hash, bacon, sausage, home fries. Bar opens at 10 a.m. with specials on Bloody Mary’s & Mimosas. $10, $5 children under 10, 8-11 a.m. Northfield’s American Legion, 48 Depot Square, Northfield, Allegion63@yahoo.com, 802-485-6713.

Veterans Town Hall. veterans are invited to speak, unscripted, about what their service means to them. All community members are encouraged to attend and to listen. 1 p.m. Catamount Arts, 115 Eastern Ave. St. Johnsbury, kristen.eaton@gmail.com.

Best of VT International Film Festival. “Non-Fiction” traces the romantic and emotional fallout that results when a controversial writer begins blurring the line between fact and fiction. Rated: R, French with sub-titles. $10, 3-5 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Michael Arnowitt. A program of solo piano music, including a world premiere of “Threads” by Brookfield composer Erik Neilsen. The concert will also highlight three women composers whose music Michael Arnowitt has been researching this year. $15/$5 kids, 4-6 p.m. Plainfield Opera House, 18 High Street, Plainfield , plainfieldtownhall@gmail.com, 802-498-3173.

Monday

4

November

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.

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

5

November

Cribbage. Every Tuesday. 10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 S. Main St. #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

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.

Young at Heart Singers. Do you like to sing? Consider joining our very own Young at Heart Singers Group. This group has a great time and performs locally at different venues as well as at BASC. Please register. 1-2 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Gap Year Information Night. Taking a gap year before college is increasingly popular, but is it right for you, or your child? Join Julia Rogers for a presentation on the benefits, challenges and opportunities of the gap year option. 6-7 p.m. School Library, Montpelier High School , 5 High School Dr. Montpelier, julia@enroutegapyear.com, 609-529-1459.

Resolving Workplace Body Pain (Part 1). A 2-part Real Health Talk exploring and reversing pain patterns related to prolonged sitting, gait abnormalities and postural dynamics. Part 1: Understanding posture with tips on reversing pain NOW. Registration in advance is suggested. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, info@hungermountain.coop, 802-262-3202.

Meditation Workshops. Meditating for Deep Well-Being. This non-secular class welcomes participants of all experience levels, from those who’ve never meditated before to those with a regular practice. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Twin Valley Senior, 4583 US Rte 2, East Montpelier, csherburn@myfairpoint.net, 802-454-7385.

Wednesday

6

November

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.

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.

Senior Day. Sid McLam, director of the Step ‘n’ Time Line Dancers of Central Vermont, will talk about the history of line dancing and how the troupe started. Members will demonstrate and give a mini beginner workshop so participants can learn an easy line dance. Free, 1:30-3 p.m. Aldrich Library Milne Community Room, 6 Washington St. Barre, aldrichlibrarian@gmail.com, 802-476-7550.

Where Are All the Great Women Artists?. In a TED-style talk with slide presentation, artist August Burns will discuss what makes art great, while looking at the exclusion of half the population in Western art history. Free to OLLI members; $5 suggested donation for all otners, 1:30-2:45 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. Montpelier, gracewgreene@comcast.net, 802-272-1706.

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.

Interrupting Hate & Addressing Unintended Bias. Have you ever wished you knew how to respond better to racist comments and jokes? Have you remained quiet, but wished you had spoken up? Join Central Vermont Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) to practice responding. Donations accepted. 6-8 p.m. Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main St. Montpelier, ucm.dre@gmail.com, 802-223-7861.

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.

Repeopling Vermont. Historians Paul Searls and Amanda Gustin lead a conversation about the changing face of Vermont and the efforts to bring much-needed development while preserving Vermont’s rural values. 7-8:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier, msinger@kellogghubbard.org, 802-223-3338.

Thursday

7

November

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.

Black Elk, Colonialism, and Lakota Sioux Catholicism. Dr. Damian Costello, a vice-postulator of Black Elk’s canonization as a saint in the Catholic Church and author of “Black Elk: Colonialism and Lakota Catholicism,” speaks on the survivor of the Battle of Little Big Horn and the massacre at Wounded Knee. 7-8:30 p.m. St. Augustine Church, 16 Barre St. Montpelier, jgainza@vtlink.net, 802-522-2376.

Friday

8

November

Member Appreciation Weekend & Fall Case Sale. Throughout the weekend, we will have member discounts, product samples and raffles, including a $100 Co-op gift card, and local vendors will be at the Co-op to demo their products. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, info@hungermountain.coop, 802-262-3202.

Writers Block. Come join other scriveners to 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 Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

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.

Genealogy Class. Using traditional genealogy and oral history, share and record family’s story with just memories, the Internet and a library card. Part memoir, part genealogy. Brown bag lunch. Please register. by donation, 12-1:30 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

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.

Friday Night Grill. Order off our menu. Open to the public. varies, 5-7 p.m. Northfield’s American Legion Post 63, 48 Depot Square, Northfield, Allegion63@yahoo.com, 8024856713.

I AM. Panel Discussion. Moderated by Shanta Lee Gander, will include some of the artists included in the exhibition that explores what it means to be a Vermont artist, prior to the opening reception at the Vermont Arts Council’s Spotlight Gallery starting at 5 p.m. 4-5 p.m. Snelling Room at the Vermont History Museum, 109 State Street, Montpelier, info@vermontartscouncil.org, 802-828-3291.

I AM. Opening Reception. I AM . . is a multimedia exhibition that explores what it means to be a Vermont artist. The show culminates the first year of the I am a Vermont Artist e-newsletter series, which documents how artists’ creative expressions reflect their experiences of ethnicity, gender identity, religion, disability, or age. 5-7 p.m. Spotlight Gallery at the Vermont Arts Council, 36 State Street, Montpelier, info@vermontartscouncil.org, 802-828-3291.

Color Chorus, Opening Reception. Abstract landscape paintings by Julia Jensen and fabric collages by Elizabeth Bunsen, with live music from The Zeichner Trio and light refreshments. 6-7:30 p.m. ART, etc. 32 Depot Square, Northfield, artetcvt@gmail.com, 802-279-5048.

Moonshine in Vermont. Plainfield Little Theatre presents a mixture of comedy, romance and drama set in a fictional Vermont town during the Prohibition Era, with a cast of great local talent. $15, 7:30-10:30 p.m. the Haybarn Theatre, Goddard College, 123 Pitkin Road, Plainfield, blachly@together.net, 802-229-5290.

Saturday

9

November

Member Appreciation Weekend & Fall Case Sale. Throughout the weekend, we will have member discounts, product samples and raffles, including a $100 Co-op gift card, and local vendors will be at the Co-op to demo their products. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, info@hungermountain.coop, 802-262-3202.

Ski & Skate Sale. New and used equipment and clothing for skiers, riders, skaters and winter lovers of all ages. All proceeds benefit Waitsfield Elementary School PTA. Free, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Waitsfield Elementary School, 3951 Main St (RT. 100), Waitsfield, 802-496-3643.

Fiber-Dyeing Using Natural Materials. Learn the basics of natural dyeing using methods and equipment from the 18th and 19th centuries, and plants, minerals and insects. Participants will take home samples of dyed textiles. Registration closes Nov. 6, or when filled. $10, Free for VHS Members, 1-3 p.m. Vermont History Museum, 109 State St. Montpelier, info@vermonthistory.org, 802-479-8500.

Moonshine in Vermont. Plainfield Little Theatre presents a mixture of comedy, romance and drama set in a fictional Vermont town during the Prohibition Era, with a cast of great local talent. $15, 7:30-10:30 p.m. the Haybarn Theatre, Goddard College, 123 Pitkin Road, Plainfield, blachly@together.net, 802-229-5290.

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