Saturday

1

December

Thanksgiving & Holiday Concert. The Green Mountain Horn Club will celebrate Thanksgiving and the beginning of the Christmas Season with a free concert. This is the club’s first visit to Montpelier. 2-3:30 p.m. Bethany Church, UCC, 115 Main Street, Montpelier, hornclub@yahoo.com, 498-8367.

A Christmas Carol, all-Vermont musical. Broadway veterans lead the cast in this fast-paced Vermont original update of the Dickens classic for the whole family. $25, 2 p.m. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive, Stowe, 760-4634.

Keeping it All in the Fam Holiday Show. Legendary fiddler Darol Anger with his singer-songwriter partner Emy Phelps, plus mandolinist Matt Flinner and his trio create a wide-ranging musical experience. $25 to $35, seniors 20% off, students $1, 7 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, 533-9075.

Lorrie Morgan. Winner of four Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year awards. Concert will honor local firefighters and celebrate the recent opening of the new Randolph Village fire station. $40-$75, 7:30 p.m. Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 Main St. Randolph, 728-6464.

The Gift of the Magi. A musical retelling by David Conté as a staged reading, utilizing emerging and professional Vermont and regional singers and a chamber orchestra comprised of all Vermont instrumentalists. Reception follows. $25 balcony/ $18 general/ $15 students, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Plainfield Town Hall Opera House, 18 High Street, Plainfield, vivalamusicavt@gmail.com, 870-0335.

The Arsonists. Featuring dark humor, witty dialogue, and poignant societal commentary. $14, 7:30-9 p.m. The Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, thespians19@gmail.com, 793-4220.

A Christmas Carol, all-Vermont musical. Broadway veterans lead the cast in this fast-paced Vermont original update of the Dickens classic for the whole family. $25, 7:30 p.m. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive, Stowe, 760-4634.

Ski Craftsbury with GMC. Moderately difficulty terrain and moderate pace. 6 to 12 miles. Trail pass or fee. Experience required. Rentals available at the outdoor center. Bring water, snacks, and lunch. Contact Phyllis Rubenstein, 793-6313 for meeting time and place. Trail Pass or Fee, 12 a.m. Craftsbury Outdoor Center, 535 Lost Nation Rd, Craftsbury Common, Phyllis Rubenstein, Phyllis@PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net, 793-6313.

Annual Holiday Fair. Holiday decor, treats and fresh decorated wreaths. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main Street, Montpelier, Barbara Thompson, tducksoup@gmail.com, 8022256373.

Doing Well by Doing Good. Jake Ide, the The Vermont Community Loan Fund Director of Investment and Philanthropy, will talk about its work and how you can help invest in your community. Bring your questions. Potluck to follow. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Capital City Grange Hall, 6612 Vt. Rt 12 S, Berlin, mpower9@yahoo.com, 229-0782.

Sunday

2

December

A Christmas Carol, all-Vermont musical. Broadway veterans lead the cast in this fast-paced Vermont original update of the Dickens classic for the whole family. $25, 2 p.m. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive, Stowe, 760-4634.

The Arsonists. Featuring dark humor, witty dialogue, and poignant societal commentary. $14, 3 p.m. The Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, thespians19@gmail.com, 793-4220.

The Gift of the Magi. A musical retelling by David Conté as a staged reading, utilizing emerging and professional Vermont and regional singers and a chamber orchestra comprised of all Vermont instrumentalists. Reception follows. $25 balcony/ $18 general/ $15 students, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Plainfield Town Hall Opera House, 18 High Street, Plainfield, vivalamusicavt@gmail.com, 870-0335.

Breakfast Buffet. First Sunday of the month. $9.00, $4 for children under 10, 8-11 a.m. Northfield American Legion Post 63, 48 Deposit Square, Northfield, 485-6713.

Monday

3

December

Seniors In Motion. Cardio and strength exercises. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. $30 for 12 sessions; $6 a session , 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 S. Main St. #4, Barre, 479-9512.

Berlin Chair Yoga. Gentle seated and standing yoga drop-in class. Work on the breath, posture, gentle stretching, balance and meditation. No experience needed. By donation, 10 a.m. Berlin Congregational Church, 1808 Scott Hill Rd. Berlin, 793-3441.

Advanced Tai Chi Class. Every Monday and Friday. 1-2 p.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 Route 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 223-3322.

Mah Jongg. Learn as you play. Observers welcome. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 Route 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 223-3322.

Pitch. Every Monday, Free. 1 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 S. Main St. #4, Barre, 479-9512.

Bingo. Doors at 4 p.m. Games begin at 5 p.m. Light refreshments are available. 4 p.m. Northfield Senior Center, 168 Wall St. Northfield, 485-8112.

Tuesday

4

December

Bone Builders. Focuses on prevention against bone deterioration and may help increase bone density and muscle strength. 8 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 S. Main St. #4, Barre, 479-9512.

Jaquith Cartooning Club. For kids ages 8 to 12 who love to draw, write and read comics. 6 week drop-in series on Tuesdays. 3-4:30 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, Room 2, Old Schoolhouse Common, 122 School St. Marshfield, 426-3581.

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

Wednesday

5

December

Senior Day at the Aldrich. A lively array of entertainers, educators, and more. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington St. Barre, 476-7550.

Seniors In Motion. Cardio and strength exercises. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. $30 for 12 sessions; $6 a session , 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 S. Main St. #4, Barre, 479-9512.

Lecture: On the Run: Refugees, Migrants, Immigrants. Then and Now. Dartmouth Professor Irene Kacandes, will give her lecture, “On the Run: Refugees, Migrants, Immigrants. Then and Now.” Speaking about the current world-wide refugee crisis using her research on trauma studies and the Holocaust. 7-9 p.m. Kimball Public Library, 67 N. Main St. Randolph, Lynne Gately, info@kimballlibrary.org, 728-5073.

Beating the Cold & Flu Season Naturally. Licensed Acupuncturist, Allison Jacob will share tips from the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine. 6:30 p.m. Waterbury Public Library, 28 N. Main St. Waterbury, 244-7036.

Monthly Open House. Monthly Open House at Montpelier Shambhala. Meditation instruction will be given, we’ll practice for a while and then a short talk will be offered, followed by a discussion, tea and snacks. Donations welcome. 6 p.m. Montpelier Shambhala, 5 State St. Montpelier.

Thursday

6

December

Robinson & Rohe — The Longest Winter. For the past ten years, Robinson & Rohe have been performing The Longest Winter: A Christmas Concert and Singalong, hosted in venues and house concerts throughout the Northeast. $15 in advance/$20 day of show, 7:30-9:30 p.m. The Roost, 99 Lower English Settlement Rd. Underhill, Don Sheldon, don@valleystage.net, 8024344563.

Gusto’s Open Mic. Must be 21 and over. Every Thursday. 8 p.m. Gusto’s Bar, 28 Prospect St. Barre.

MHS Masque’s “Once On This Island”. A beautiful story of love, persistence, and desire that makes bold statements about class divisions. General Admission — $14, Seniors/Students — $10, 7-8:45 p.m. Montpelier High School, 5 High School Drive, Montpelier, pombars@mpsvt.org, 793-4455.

Bone Builders. Focuses on prevention against bone deterioration and may help increase bone density and muscle strength. 8 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 S. Main St. #4, Barre, 479-9512.

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

Friday

7

December

The Nutcracker. Ballet Wolcott’s Youth Company and students are joined by community members to dance the holiday classic. Advance Tickets $20, Students $15, and Seniors 20% off (Tickets at the door $30, Students $20), 7-9 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, 533-9075.

Robinson & Rohe — The Longest Winter. For the past ten years, Robinson & Rohe have been performing The Longest Winter: A Christmas Concert and Singalong, hosted in venues and house concerts throughout the Northeast. $15 in advance/$20 day of show, 7:30-9:30 p.m. The Roost, 99 Lower English Settlement Rd. Underhill, Don Sheldon, don@valleystage.net, 8024344563.

The Arsonists. Featuring dark humor, witty dialogue, and poignant societal commentary. $14, 7:30-9 p.m. The Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, thespians19@gmail.com, 793-4220.

Seniors In Motion. Cardio and strength exercises. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. $30 for 12 sessions; $6 a session , 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 S. Main St. #4, Barre, 479-9512.

Art Opening: Dee Christie & Robin Leone. Two artists for ArtWalk Montpelier this month. Dee Christie & Robin Leone. Artwork will be on display through the month of December. 4-8 p.m. The Cheshire Cat, 28 Elm St, Montpelier, Lucy Ferrada, comments@cheshirecatclothing.com, 8022231981.

Friday Night Film Screening. A screening of Tim Kirkman’s “Dear Jesse”. Free snacks provided and drinks available for purchase. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cafe Anna @ VCFA, College Hall, 36 College Street, Montpelier, tracy.haught@vcfa.edu, 484-838-9000.

MHS Masque’s “Once On This Island”. A beautiful story of love, persistence, and desire that makes bold statements about class divisions. General Admission — $14, Seniors/Students — $10, 7-8:45 p.m. Montpelier High School, 5 High School Drive, Montpelier, pombars@mpsvt.org, 793-4455.

Movement Classes for Seniors. “Move to the Music” sitting or standing exercise class for seniors. Every Friday. 11 a.m. Waterbury Public Library, 28 N. Main St. Waterbury, 244-7036.

Advanced Tai Chi Class. Every Monday and Friday. 1-2 p.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 Route 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 223-3322.

Saturday

8

December

Winter Concert & 15th Anniversary Celebration. The Vermont Fiddle Orchestra will perform under Music Director David Kaynor. Sarah Hotchkiss and John Mowas will be the featured guests. The concert will include music of Wales, original tunes, and other traditional music. By donation, 7-9 p.m. Montpelier Unitarian Church, 130 Main Street, Montpelier, Joanne Puente, Orchestra Manager, info@vermontfiddleorchestra.org, (802) 229-4191.

The Gibson Brothers: A North Country Christmas. An annual tradition in the Northern Adirondacks, this year the bluegrass band is taking the show on the road to Vermont, bringing family and friends along to celebrate the holidays. $25-29.50, 7-9 p.m. Barre Opera House , 6 North Main Street, Barre, Dan Casey, director@barreoperahouse.org, 476-0292.

The Arsonists. Featuring dark humor, witty dialogue, and poignant societal commentary. $14, 7:30-9 p.m. The Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, thespians19@gmail.com, 793-4220.

Annual Holiday Craft Fair. A down home community event, bringing local artisans together for your shopping pleasure. 12 a.m. Maple Corner Community Center, County Rd, Calais, Linda J Schutz, ldschu7@aol.com, 8022296861.

Montpelier Community Gospel Choir Fall Concert. One Step: Montpelier Community Gospel Choir with special guest artist Lloyd Dugger. Performing gospel music from and inspired by the African-American tradition. suggested donation $10/$25 for families, 7-9 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 19 South Seminary Street, Barre, katelynnlatz@gmail.com, 839-9967.

MHS Masque’s “Once On This Island”. A beautiful story of love, persistence, and desire that makes bold statements about class divisions. General Admission — $14, Seniors/Students — $10, 7-8:45 p.m. Montpelier High School, 5 High School Drive, Montpelier, pombars@mpsvt.org, 793-4455.

Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem: Wintersong. Seasonal program by New England’s acclaimed roots-&-rhythm quartet skips the holiday canon and goes straight to the power and beauty of roots music at Christmas. $25 advance, $28 day of, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Chandler Center for the Arts, 71 N Main Street, Randolph, Emily Crosby, emily@chandler-arts.org, 728-9878.

GED Testing. Advanced registration for each GED testing session required. Call for times or visit website. Register at GED.com. $30, 11 a.m. CVABE’s Barre Learning Ctr. 46 Washington St. Barre, 476-4588.

Bethany Christmas Sale. Decorations, Ornaments, Wrappings, Trimmings, Tableware, Lights, and more. Proceeds to benefit local and world-wide ministries of Bethany Church. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Bethany Church, 115 Main St. Montpelier.

Sunday

9

December

Chanukah Party. Everyone is welcome. Games, crafts, latkes and music provided by Klezmer band Nisht Geferlach. The event is free but a sock donation for those in need would be appreciated. Recommended sock donation should be Men’s size medium, new or very gently used. 12-2 p.m. Beth Jacob Synagogue, 10 Harrison Ave. Montpelier, Sarah Zwegust, programming@bethjacobvt.org.

Dance, Sing, and Jump Around. A family dance for all ages. Circle and line dances and singing games all taught and called with live music. 3-4:30 p.m. Plainfield Town Hall/Opera House, Route 2, Plainfield, Liz Benjamin, lizbenjamin64@gmail.com, 8022231509.

Borromeo String Quartet. Fresh interpretations of the classical music canon, championing works by 20th & 21st century composers, the Borromeo. Program includes Haydn’s String Quartet in B flat major, Op. 71 No. 1; Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 12, Op. 127; and Ligeti’s Quartet #2. $42 advance, $45 day of; students $15, 3-5 p.m. Chandler Center for the Arts, 71 N Main Street, Randolph, Emily Crosby, emily@chandler-arts.org, 728-9878.

Vermont Fiddle Orchestra Benefit Concert. Under the directorship of David Kaynor will perform a benefit concert for the Greater Randolph Senior Center. The program will include traditional and contemporary fiddle tunes as well as tunes composed by David Kaynor and John Mowad. $10, children 12 & under be donation, 4-6 p.m. Green Mountain Gospel Chapel, Corner at Rte. 66 & 106 Hebard Hill Road, Randolph, Joanne Puente, Manager for the VFO, Pansygirl113@aol.com, 8022294191.

Montpelier Community Gospel Choir Fall Concert. One Step: Montpelier Community Gospel Choir with special guest artist Lloyd Dugger. Performing gospel music from and inspired by the African-American tradition. suggested donation $10/$25 for families, 6 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 19 South Seminary Street, Barre, katelynnlatz@gmail.com, 839-9967.

48th Annual Community Christmas Carol Sing. Featuring area choirs and community musicians. All are welcome. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 64 State Street, Montpelier, Paul Habersang, paulhabersang@christchurchvt.org, 223-3631.

Sitting with Change. A Retreat for Women. Explore tools to work with our minds in the midst of change from the ground of meditation. $25 - 40, noon-4 p.m. Montpelier Shambhala Group, 5 State St. 2nd floor, Montpelier.

Monday

10

December

Seniors In Motion. Cardio and strength exercises. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. $30 for 12 sessions; $6 a session , 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 S. Main St. #4, Barre, 479-9512.

DANCE Studio Open House. We welcome friends, family, and prospective students to observe classes and learn more about us. Runs Monday through Saturday, Nov. 10-15. 12 a.m. Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. Montpelier, 229-4676.

Berlin Chair Yoga. Gentle seated and standing yoga drop-in class. Work on the breath, posture, gentle stretching, balance and meditation. No experience needed. By donation, 10 a.m. Berlin Congregational Church, 1808 Scott Hill Rd. Berlin, 793-3441.

Advanced Tai Chi Class. Every Monday and Friday. 1-2 p.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 Route 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 223-3322.

Social Meditation. Group practice for adults of all ages. 6 p.m. Montpelier Shambhala Group, 5 State St. 2nd Flr. Montpelier, alex.vlasic@gmail.com. 6-7:30 p.m. Montpelier Shambhala Group, 5 State St. 2nd floor, Montpelier, alex.vlasic@gmail.com.

The Art of Paper Curling. Strips of paper are curled and shaped to create artistic designs. Limited to 10 participants. SAL room. Call to register. $1 materials fee, 6:30-8 p.m. Waterbury Public Library, 28 N. Main St. Waterbury, 244-7036.

Mah Jongg. Learn as you play. Observers welcome. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 Route 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 223-3322.

Pitch. Every Monday, Free. 1 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 S. Main St. #4, Barre, 479-9512.

Bingo. Doors at 4 p.m. Games begin at 5 p.m. Light refreshments are available. 4 p.m. Northfield Senior Center, 168 Wall St. Northfield, 485-8112.

Tuesday

11

December

Bone Builders. Focuses on prevention against bone deterioration and may help increase bone density and muscle strength. 8 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 S. Main St. #4, Barre, 479-9512.

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

Wednesday

12

December

Community Meditation Group. No previous experience in meditation is necessary. Various meditation techniques and approaches are explained and practiced. 6-7 p.m. Downstreet Housing, 22 Keith Avenue, Barre, fpcbarrepastor@gmail.com, 8024763966.

Seniors In Motion. Cardio and strength exercises. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. $30 for 12 sessions; $6 a session , 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 S. Main St. #4, Barre, 479-9512.

GED Testing. Advanced registration for each GED testing session required. Call for times or visit website. Register at GED.com. $30, 4 p.m. CVABE’s Barre Learning Ctr. 46 Washington St. Barre, 476-4588.

Community Meditation Group. No previous experience in meditation is necessary. Various meditation techniques and approaches are explained and practiced. 6-7 p.m. First Presbyteriain Church. 19 Seminary St. Barre, fpcbarrepastor@gmail.com, 8024763966.

Thursday

13

December

Gusto’s Open Mic. Must be 21 and over. Every Thursday. 8 p.m. Gusto’s Bar, 28 Prospect St. Barre.

Nine Lessons and Carols. Traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols, featuring the Christ Church choir and community readers. 7-9 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 64 State Street, Montpelier, Paul Habersang, paulhabersang@christchurchvt.org, 223-3631.

Bone Builders. Focuses on prevention against bone deterioration and may help increase bone density and muscle strength. 8 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 S. Main St. #4, Barre, 479-9512.

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

Friday

14

December

The Arsonists. Featuring dark humor, witty dialogue, and poignant societal commentary. $14, 7:30-9 p.m. The Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, thespians19@gmail.com, 793-4220.

Seniors In Motion. Cardio and strength exercises. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. $30 for 12 sessions; $6 a session , 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 S. Main St. #4, Barre, 479-9512.

Movie Night & PJ Party. With popcorn and hot chocolate. Grab your family and friends for this magical holiday night. * . $3 for Kids $5 for Adults, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Central Vermont Moose Lodge, 110 Business Center Rd, Williamstown, shellybresette@gmail.com, 249-0985.

Laugh Local VT Comedy Open Mic. Dog River Brewery’s first Comedy Open Mic. Comics try new material on a live audience during 5 minute “sets”. Even if you bomb, the supportive crowd will give a warm round of applause. Adult humor. 7-9:30 p.m. Dog River Brewery, 1400 US Route 302 Suite 4, Berin, Bob, bobt@hotmail.com, (802)793-3884.

Movement Classes for Seniors. “Move to the Music” sitting or standing exercise class for seniors. Every Friday. 11 a.m. Waterbury Public Library, 28 N. Main St. Waterbury, 244-7036.

Advanced Tai Chi Class. Every Monday and Friday. 1-2 p.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 Route 2, East Montpelier, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net, 223-3322.

Saturday

15

December

The Arsonists. Featuring dark humor, witty dialogue, and poignant societal commentary. $14, 7:30-9 p.m. The Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, thespians19@gmail.com, 793-4220.

Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market. Buy your holiday gifts from Vermont craftspeople while helping to raise money with a raffle benefiting Good Beginnings of Central Vermont. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. City Hall, 39 Main St. Montpelier.

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