Tuesday

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March

Tai Chi Tuesdays. Three different sessions on Tuesdays: 1–1:45 p.m. advanced; 2-2:45 p.m. intermediate; 3-3:45 p.m. beginner. Please register. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street , South Barre, Bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

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. 1-2:30 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Beginners Tai Chi Class. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 10-11 a.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 Route 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Tai Chi Evening. Register for Fall Prevention Level 1 evening class. Every Tuesday. Free, $3 nonmembers, 5-6 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 S. Main St. #4, Barre, 802-479-9512.

Tai Chi classes for beginners. 11-week session on Tuesday evenings. Pre-registration is not necessary. 7:30 p.m. The Clothespin Factory, One Granite Street, Montpelier, 802-454-8550.

Annual Rabies Shot Clinic. All proceeds benefit EMFD. All dogs must be registered in their respective town by April 1st. The East Montpelier town clerk will be in attendance to license and register dogs at a separate cost. $15, 6-7:30 p.m. East Montpelier Fire Department, 54 Village Acres, East Montpelier, 802-454-7377.

Wednesday

27

March

Seniors in Motion. Cardio and strength exercises. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. $30 for 12 sessions for members; nonmembers, $6 a session, 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.

Mah Jong. Fun, friendship and engaging conversation. Every Wednesday. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Square Dancing. No partner needed. Square dancing is a good way to foster new friendships and good exercise for your mind and body. Please register. by donation, 1-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

The History of Spices. Spice expert Hank Kaestner explains how the search for spices has been a motivator for world exploration and commerce, tracing the discovery and usage of spices from the Roman Empire through the 20th century. Free to OLLI members; $5 suggested donation for all others, 1:30-3 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. Montpelier, gracewgreene@comcast.net, 802-272-1706.

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

Mid-Week Movie. “The Hate U Give,” Rated: PG-13. Run time: 2 hr. and 13 min. 6-8:15 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

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.

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.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?. Film & Discussion. Documentary tells the story of a soft-spoken minister, puppeteer, writer and producer whose show aired for more than 30 years. 7 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier, rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org, 802-223-3338.

Lunafest. Short films for, by and about women. Proceeds will benefit Vermont Works for Women, a service organization helping women and girls achieve economic independence. $20/$15 in advance; $25 at the door, 7-9 p.m. Savoy Theater, Main Street, Montpelier, SEikenberry@vtworksforwomen.org.

Farmers Night. Madeleine Kunin reads selections from her book, “Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties,” and Patti Casey performs songs that resonate with Kunin’s poignant poetry and prose. Book signing to follow. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Vermont State House — House Chamber, 115 State Street, Montpelier, jack.zeilenga@vermont.gov, 802-828-0749.

Bone Builders Exercise. Multiple classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Check the website: www.twinvalleyseniors.org, email or call for class times and information. 7:30 p.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 Route 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Thursday

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March

Gusto’s Open Mic. Must be 21 and over. Every Thursday. 8 p.m. Gusto’s Bar, 28 Prospect Street, Barre, 802-476-7919.

Cribbage. Every Thursday. Looking to form groups. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Pacem School Open House. Learn about Pacem School’s curriculum and programs and meet our faculty and students. 4:30-6 p.m. Pacem School, 32 College Street, Montpelier, lexi@pacemschool.org, 802-223-1010.

Intro to Monumental Drafting Course. By the end of this 8-week course, you will be able to meet the union standards of an Apprentice level Monumental Draftsman. $550, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cochran’s Monuments, 15 Blackwell Street, Barre, info@cochrans-monuments.com, 802-479-1035.

Beginners Tai Chi Class. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 10-11 a.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 Route 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Friday

29

March

Seniors in Motion. Cardio and strength exercises. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. $30 for 12 sessions for members; nonmembers, $6 a session, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

RUNA — Celtic Roots Music. Interweaving melodies of Ireland and Scotland with the harmonies and rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco, and blues. Tickets start at $15, students $10, and seniors 20% off, 7-9 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro, caitlin@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Chamber Music Soirée. A casual chamber music concert featuring local and international artists. 7 p.m.-8:30 a.m. Monteverdi Music School, 46 Barre Street, Montpelier, chrisstork21@gmail.com.

All in a Family. Loudon Wainwright III, Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche. $34-$48, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 Main Street, Randolph, outreach@chandler-arts.org, 802-728-9878.

Advanced Sun Tai Chi 73. . 1-2 p.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 Route 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Bone Builders Exercise. Multiple classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Check the website: www.twinvalleyseniors.org, email or call for class times and information. 7:30 p.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 Route 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 802-223-3322.

Saturday

30

March

The Saturday Storefront Puppet Show Series. Annual pop-up theater on Main Street, featuring Justin Lander and Rose Friedman. $8 suggested donation, The Gohl Building, 101 South Main Street, Hardwick, moderntimestheater@gmail.com, 802-472-8987.

Anything for Speed Closing Day. Last day of our “Anything for Speed: Automobile Racing in Vermont,” exhibit. Talk on what it takes to build and run a racing engine. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Vermont History Center, 60 Washington Street, Barre, info@vermonthistory.org, 802-479-8500.

Caring for your Woods Pancake Breakfast. Professional foresters will be on hand to share information about how to care for your woodland, wildlife and protect water resources. Breakfast followed by a brief presentation and hands on workshops. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Twinfield Union School, Nasmith Road, Marshfield, rock@cvregion.com, 802-229-0389.

Auditions for “The Government Inspector!”. Actors wanted. Be part of hilarious production mocking corruption in a new adaptation of the classic farce by Nicolai Gogol. 6 men, 4 women. Call or email for more info. even if you can’t make the auditions. 1-2:30 p.m. Plainfield Community Center (above Coop), 153 Main Street, Plainfield, david.klein@yahoo.com, 802-456-1978.

Cornhole. Maximum of 32 teams. Concession stand, cash bar and 50/50. Benefits Vermont Elks Charities. All welcome. Membership applications available. $10, 5:30-9 p.m. Barre Lodge of Elks, 10 Jefferson Street, Barre, barreelks1535@gmail.com, 802-279-5776.

Paint and Nosh. Join artist/instructor Joyce Kahn and make a painting to bring home. Dessert bar and one glass of non-alcoholic sparkling beverage while you paint. $20.00, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Beth Jacob Synagogue, 10 Harrison Avenue, Montpelier, programming@bethjacobvt.org.

Contra Dance with Maivish. No experience and 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

31

March

SWAP THING: A Comic Book Show and Swap. Do you miss those comic shows of yore that were all about digging through bins of back issues? SWAP THING is an old-school comic book show and swap in Essex, VT. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Memorial Hall, 5 Towers Road, Essex, andy@devilsdream.org, 802-878-0536.

Make ‘Em Laugh. A comedy writing workshop with award-winning “Comedy Diva,” Josie Leavitt. Class will not run without minimum enrollment, space is limited. Register to secure your seat. $40, 1-3 p.m. Grange Hall Cultural Center, 317 Howard Avenue, Waterbury Center, grangehallcc@gmail.com, 802-244-4168.

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.

Friends of Coburn Pond Annual Meeting. Brief slide presentation by Lydia Menendez from the Vermont River Conservancy, leading into a discussion about management of swimming holes in Vermont. 5:30-7:30 p.m. East Montpelier Town Office, 40 Kelton Road, East Montpelier, reneehc6@myfairpoint.net, 802-454-7303.

Tuesday

02

April

PoemCity Montpelier 2019. PoemCity Montpelier is a month-long celebration of National Poetry Month, taking place each April in Vermont’s capital city, featuring a downtown text display and a full schedule of programming that includes readings, workshops, lectures and other presentations featuring Vermont poets. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier, info@kellogghubbard.org, 802-223-3338.

Tai Chi classes for beginners. 11-week session on Tuesday evenings. Pre-registration is not necessary. 7:30 p.m. The Clothespin Factory, One Granite Street, Montpelier, 802-454-8550.

Wednesday

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Walk-Through Wednesday. Monthly open house event during the school day. Observe main lesson in grades 1-8. Campus tour and Q&A. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Orchard Valley Waldorf School, 2290 VT Route 14N, East Montpelier, enrollment@ovws.org, 802-456-7400.

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.

Democracy in Iran. Professor Misagh Parsa, the author of a recent book on this topic will discuss the 1979 Revolution ad its outcomes, current challenges, and a likely path for Iran’s democratization. Free to OLLI members; $5 suggested donation for all otners, 1:30-3 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier, gracewgreene@comcast.net, 802-454-7814.

Mid-Week Movie. “If Beale Street Could Talk”, Rated R, 1 hour and 59 minutes. 6-8 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Vincent Van Gogh and the Books He Read. Art historian Carol Berry shows the influence of the works of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Charles Dickens and others on Van Gogh’s life and art. 7-8:30 p.m. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, bjoly@stjathenaeum.org, 802-748-8291.

Emily Dickinson. Poet of New England. UVM professor emeritus Huck Gutman explores what Dickinson can teach us. 7-8:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier, rsenechal@kellogghubbard.org, 802-223-3338.

Advance Care Planning Presentation. A short TedMed video and discussion followed by an overview of advance care planning (ACP). Please RSVP: call 426-3581. 7-8:30 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School Street, Marshfield, lucy.blue@yahoo.com.

Thursday

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Pastime with Good Company. Champlain Consort opens Lunchtime Series in Montpelier. Bring a bag lunch; coffee and tea are provided. Donations for Camp Agape, which serves Vermont children of incarcerated parents. 12 p.m.-12:45 a.m. Christ Church Episcopal, 64 State Street, Montpelier, lraerad@aol.com, 8022232712.

Extempo. Locals tell short-format, first-person, true stories live on stage without any notes or reading. $5, 8-10 p.m. Bridgeside Books, 29 Stowe Street, Waterbury, storytelling@extempovt.com, 802-244-1441.

Family Fun. Storytime in the Gallery. Bring your young children, sit on the floor on a blanket and enjoy a story that relates to the “Deep Blue” exhibit; artwork about the sea. Sketching materials provided. 11-11:30 a.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main Street, Barre, info@studioplacearts.com, 802-479-7069.

Intro to Monumental Drafting Course. By the end of this 8-week course, you will be able to meet the union standards of an Apprentice level Monumental Draftsman. $550, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cochran’s Monuments, 15 Blackwell Street, Barre, info@cochrans-monuments.com, 802-479-1035.

The Children’s Hour. Written in 1934, set in an all-girls’ school, this melodrama addresses issues such as bullying, homophobia and the destructive nature of rumors and misinformation. Due to mature content, suggested for ages 10 and up. Talk-back dialogue with members of the LGBTQ+ community after the Friday night performance. $10 — $12, 7-9 p.m. U-32 Middle & High School, 930 Gallison Hill Road, East Montpelier, sverchereau@u32.org, 802-229-0321.

Book Discussion. Red Scare in the Green Mountains. Rick Winston discussing his book, detailing the impact the McCarthy Era had on Vermont and how our small, rural state handled the hysteria sweeping across the country. 7 p.m. Chelsea Town Hall, Main Street, Chelsea, chelsealibraryvt@gmail.com, 802-685-2188.

Opening Reception. Central/ Northeast Kingdom Vermont Watercolor Society Exhibit. 5-7 p.m. T. W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre Street, Montpelier, info@twwoodgallery.org, 802-262-6035.

Friday

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Rummage Sale. We’ll be having our bag sale from noon-2 p.m. on Saturday. During the bag sale, everything you can fit in the bag will be $4. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier, rjohnston@montpelier-vt.org, 802-225-8694.

Class: Chiaroscuro! Working with light and shadow. Explore the use of contrast and value change while rendering a still life composition in white and black charcoal on toned paper. Some drawing experience helpful but not necessary. Materials fee to the instructor: $10. Members $25/Non-Members $35, 1-4 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N. Main St. Barre, info@studioplacearts.com, 802-479-7069.

VCFA Friday Night Reading Series. Two writers from our own visiting faculty, Bianca Stone and Xu Xi at Café Anna. Snacks provided and drinks available for purchase. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College St. Montpelier, lizzy.fox@vcfa.edu.

”Cinderella”. Northfield Middle & High School will present Roger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. $9, 7-9 p.m. Northfield Middle and High School, Cross Street, Northfield, efullard@cvsu.org, 802-485-4500.

The Children’s Hour. Written in 1934, set in an all-girls’ school, this melodrama addresses issues such as bullying, homophobia and the destructive nature of rumors and misinformation. Due to mature content, suggested for ages 10 and up. Talk-back dialogue with members of the LGBTQ+ community after the Friday night performance. $10 — $12, 7-9 p.m. U-32 Middle & High School, 930 Gallison Hill Road, East Montpelier, sverchereau@u32.org, 802-229-0321.

Laugh Local VT Comedy Open Mic. Support local comedy by performing or watching those that do. May contain some adult themed material and is recommended for mature audiences. Signups at 7 p.m. Show at 7:30 p.m. 7-9:30 p.m. The Dog River Brewery, 1400 US Route 302, Suite 4, Berlin, bobt42@hotmail.com, 802-793-3884.

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