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 a 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.

”Musique de Paris”. Mary Bonhag, soprano, Evan Premo, bass, Annemieke Poelstra McLane, piano & Jeremiah McLane, accordion. $15, $10, $5, 4 p.m. Plainfield Opera House, 18 High St. Plainfield, plainfieldtownhall@gmail.com, 802-498-3173.

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

2

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. 12 a.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier, info@kellogghubbard.org, 802-223-3338.

Bike Washington Heights. Easy. 20 +/- miles. Washington Heights to Chelsea. Meet at the pull off on the left just below Washington Heights on Rte. 110 at 11 a.m. Bike to Chelsea or maybe a little further. 11 a.m.

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

3

April

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, 802-454-7726.

Thursday

4

April

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.

Music @ The Cafe. Feastureing Jeremy Harple. Treat your ears to the sounds of local musicians while savoring dishes inspired by food-makers from across the Northeast Kingdom. No cover, please tip your performers and servers. 6-8 p.m. Hardwick Street Cafe, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

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

5

April

Next Steps: A Climate Solutions Walk. Five-day walk from Middlebury to Montpelier, to raise awareness about the climate crisis. Join for one day, five days or according to your ability. Culminates in a Mass Call for Climate Action event at the State House. 12 a.m. media@350vt.org.

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.

Film Screening. The Story of Vermont’s Quiet Digital Revolution. a new independent documentary from Canadian filmmaker, Peter Strauss. 6-8 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

”Cinderella”. Northfield Middle & High School will present Roger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. $9.00, 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.

Our Best Kept Secret. An Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching. An interactive workshop to discuss the sources and principles of Catholic social teaching. 7-8:55 p.m. St. Augustine Church, 16 Barre Street, Montpelier, jgainza@vtlink.net, 802-522-2376.

Saturday

6

April

Next Steps: A Climate Solutions Walk. Five-day walk from Middlebury to Montpelier, to raise awareness about the climate crisis. Join for one day, five days or according to your ability. Culminates in a Mass Call for Climate Action event at the State House. 12 a.m. media@350vt.org.

Waterbury LEAP Energy Fair 2019. Learn How to reduce fuel bills and more. This family-friendly event. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Crossett Brook Middle School, 5672 VT-100, Duxbury, hesplanning@gmail.com, 802-244-7829.

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. 10:10 a.m.-2 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier, rjohnston@montpelier-vt.org, 802-225-8694.

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, 3:30 p.m. U-32 Middle & High School, 930 Gallison Hill Road, East Montpelier, sverchereau@u32.org, 802-229-0321.

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