Thursday

19

September

Vermont History Museum Volunteer Training. Learn about leading Hands-On History Programs at the museum. Volunteers help teach interactive programs to school groups, using artifacts and primary sources to tell Vermont history stories. 9-10:30 a.m. Vermont History Museum, 109 State Street, Montpelier, victoria.hughes@vermonthistory.org, 802-828-1413.

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

New Discoveries and Insights in Vermont Archaeology. In honor of Archaeology Month, Vermont State Archaeologist Jess Robinson will provide a review of the most current research being done at archaeological sites statewide. Bring your lunch, basic refreshments provided. 12-1 p.m. Vermont History Museum, 109 State St. Montpelier, info@vermonthistory.org, 802-479-8500.

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.

Open Weaving Workshops. Six sessions hosted by Vermont Weavers Guild members. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main St, Barre, info@studioplacearts.com, 802-479-7069.

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.

Paint & Sip. Create a beautiful painting, reconnect and meet new business and professional women at this networking event hosted by Business Professional Women, as they celebrate their 99th year. $40, 5:30-9 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Deer Processing. This seminar is taught by Rodney and Theresa Elmer. The deer will be field dressed, skinned, and then processed into parts small enough to freeze or can. There will be a short cooking portion of the seminar, and everyone will be able to sample venison. Dress for the weather, as we will do the field dressing portion outside. 6-9 p.m. Mountain Deer Taxidermy, 1308 Loop Road, Northfield, fwinformation@vermont.gov, 802-828-1000.

The Foreigner’s Home. Toni Morrison at the Louvre. Toussaint St. Negritude presents a screening of the documentary, as part of the statewide We Do Language Symposium celebrating the work of Toni Morrison. 6-7 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier, msinger@kellogghubbard.org, 802-223-3338.

When Strangers Meet. An original play. When strangers, who are all playwrights, meet- exciting things happen on stage. An original play. $10-$25, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Unadilla Theater, 501 Blachly Rd. East Calais, unadilla@pshift.com, 802-456-8968.

Friday

20

September

Permanent Sculpture Installation and Exhibition of Paintings. Celebrate the permanent installation of a bronze sculpture at the main entrance to the lab and paintings in the lobby by Adelaide Tyrol. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Vermont Agriculture and Environmental Laboratory, 163 Admin Drive, Randolph Center, hmorris@vermontartscouncil.org, 802-828-3291.

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.

Meditation Concert. Experience world-class performances in a reflective way through 30-minute meditations to live music performed by cellist Emily Taubl. The doors open at noon, and audience members will find a seat and begin a period of silent meditation. 12-1 p.m. Vermont State House, Cedar Creek Room, 115 State Street, Montpelier, info@capitalcityconcerts.org, 802-793-9291.

Genealogy Class. Using traditional genealogy and oral history we’ll share and record our own and our family’s story with just our memories, the Internet and a library card. This project will be part memoir, part genealogy, and all great fun. 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.

Spiritual Book Study Group. Focusing on everyday life and obstacles we all face. Worry, doubt, confusion, depression are all attacks on the mind. Joyce Meyer’s “Battlefield of the Mind” teaches us how to find peace & clarity. $10 book cost, 1 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. Burgers, fries, and more; order off the menu. varies, 5-7 p.m. The American Legion, 48 Depot Square, Northfield, Allegion63@yahoo.com, 802-485-6713.

Perspective by Tuyen My Nguyen Opening Reception. Installations made from tautly strung thread and string that explore scale differences in small and large configurations by the recipient of the 2018-19 SPA Studio Residency Program. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main St. Barre, info@studioplacearts.com, 802-479-7069.

Damariscotta Rouelle Opening Reception. Humanity — No Fear of the Other and the Good Life: Recent Paintings by Damariscotta Rouelle. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main St. Barre.

Weaving Community Opening Reception. New work by contemporary Vermont weavers, a pop-up weaving studio, talks and other educational activities. Visit website for a schedule of events. Works on view Sept. 17 — 28. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main St. Barre, info@studioplacearts.com, 802-479-7069.

Rock Solid XIX Reception. The reception for Rock Solid XIX, the annual stone show at Studio Place Arts in Barre. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main Street, Barre, 802-479-7069.

Good Samaritan Haven Fundraiser. Music by the Starline Rhythm Boys as well as Patti Casey & Colin McCaffrey, craft beer by Three Penny Taproom and appetizers prepared by local eateries, Good Samaritan Haven staff and volunteers. $25 pre-buy or $30 at the door, 6:30-10 p.m. Alumni Hall, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, tbachman@gbarchitecture.com, 802-229-1664.

Strife and Joy. An evening of wine and song with Live-Looping Singer-Violinist Emma Back. Wines have been selected to mirror the themes of the songs. $15 Concert only, $25 with wine-tasting, 6:30-8:30 p.m. North Branch Cafe, 41 State Street, Montpelier, emmabackmusic@gmail.com, 802-793-5586.

All the World’s A Stage. Join Rick Winston in an exploration of how cinema has portrayed what goes into a theater production, from audition to rehearsal to performance. 7-9 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Crankie Performance of Death and the Lady. This beautiful minor-key ballad helped inspire two distinct art movements emerging from social disorder. Space is limited, Reservations at kentscorner.org/art-at-the-kent.html. Admission by donation. 7-8:30 p.m. Kents Corner State Historic Site, 7 Old West Church Road, Calais, thekentmuseum@gmail.com, 802-223-6613.

When Strangers Meet. An original play. When strangers, who are all playwrights, meet- exciting things happen on stage.When Strangers Meet is an original play. When strangers, who are all playwrights, meet- exciting things happen on stage!. $10-$25, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Unadilla Theater, 501 Blachly Rd. East Calais, unadilla@pshift.com, 802-456-8968.

Saturday

21

September

Paddle Lake Willoughby with GMC. Difficult. 10 mile round trip. We’ll put in at the south beach, paddle along the west shore to the north beach for lunch, optional swim and then return. Bring lunch, water, snacks and jacket. Must wear PFD. 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.

Breakfast Buffet. Saturday & Sunday. $10/ $5 children under 10, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. The American Legion Post 63, 48 Depot Square, Northfield, Allegion63@yahoo.com, 802-485-6713.

Country Breakfast. Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, biscuits, pancakes, white gravy, coffee and orange juice. Please reserve your spot no later than Sept. 16. All proceeds benefit the Center. $10 adults/$7 10 and under, 9-11 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Reception & Free Museum Day. Opening reception for “Norman Rockwell’s Arlington: America’s Home Town” chronicling Rockwell and other artists who lived in Arlington, and local residents who posed for them. Admission free with downloadable ticket as part of the national Smithsonian Museum Day initiative . 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Vermont History Museum, 109 State St. Montpelier, info@vermonthistory.org, 802-479-8500.

Harvest Fair. Barbecue, plants, produce baked goods and more. 10-2 a.m. First Congregational Church, East Bethel Road, Randolph Center, vharty@gmail.com, 802-728-4294.

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.

Long-Stitch Journal Making. Elissa Campbell of Blue Roof Designs will teach how to make a Long-Stitch Journal that is a perfect companion for exploring outside. $65, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Grange Hall Cultural Center, 317 Howard Avenue, Waterbury Center, info.acrossroads@gmail.com, 802-244-4168.

Stowe Foliage Art on Park. Celebrate all things fall with local artists and artisans, fall-themed beverages, specialty foods and live music. Vermont amateur bakers can compete in the 4th Annual Blue Ribbon Pie Baking Contest. 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Park Street, Park Street, Stowe, askus@gostowe.com, 802-253-7321.

SABLE De-Stash & Swap. Weavers and yarn lovers — has your fiber collection reached “SABLE” levels yet? (Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy) We’ll re-home your extra fiber & tools, with any leftovers donated to local art programs. 1-3:30 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main St. Barre, info@studioplacearts.com, 802-479-7069.

Nature Journaling. Workshops designed to appreciate the outdoors with guided nature journaling adventures and a bookbinding class with Rachel Sargent Mirus. Second class on Oct. 5. Classes can be taken together or separately. $10-25, 2-4 p.m. Grange Hall Cultural Center, 317 Howard Avenue, Waterbury Center, info.acrossroads@gmail.com, 802-244-4168.

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, 802-223-7335.

Barre-Tones. Women’s a cappella barbershop, featuring 4 part harmonies interwoven with a fun storyline led by ace reporter, Karl Kent as he reports from the “Musical Super Hero Hall of Fame Inductee Ceremony.”. $12, 7 p.m. Barre Opera House, Main Street, Barre, info@barretonesvt.com, 802-552-3489.

When Strangers Meet. An original play. When strangers, who are all playwrights, meet- exciting things happen on stage. $10-$25, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Unadilla Theater, 501 Blachly Rd. East Calais, unadilla@pshift.com, 802-456-8968.

Montpelier Contra Dance. Steve Zakon-Anderson calling and music by Dave Langford and Colin McCaffrey. No experience and no partner needed. All dances are taught plus an introductory session at 7:45 p.m. 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

22

September

Hike Elmore Area with GMC. Easy. 6 miles. Start on Rt. 12 south of Elmore village and hike 3 miles on old woods roads to Little Elmore Pond. Picnic lunch on rocks by the pond. Contact Steve or Heather Bailey, stevecbailey@gmail.com or 622-4516 for meeting time and place.

Breakfast Buffet. Saturday & Sunday. $10/ $5 children under 10, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. The American Legion Post 63, 48 Depot Square, Northfield, Allegion63@yahoo.com, 802-485-6713.

The Art of Ekphrastic Poetry. In this workshop, run by Rick Agran and Karla Van Vliet, participants select a compelling work of art and seek to celebrate and explore it in words. Space is limited; Reservations through kentscorner.org/art-at-the-kent.html. By donation. 9-10:30 a.m. Kents Corner State Historic Site, 7 Old West Church Road, Calais, thekentmuseum@gmail.com, 802-223-6613.

Race & Rally Against Racism. A student-launched 5K distance jog/walk. There will be student and guest speakers, performances and vendors. If you’re coming to the rally, please arrive at 11 a.m. Visit us at https://raceagainstracismvt.wordpress.com/ for registration and further curiosities. $10- adult runners, $5- 18 and younger, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Montpelier High School , 5 High School Drive, Montpelier, quigleyz@mpsvt.org, 347-577-3151.

Words Out Loud — Rick Winston & Elizabeth A.I. Powell. Vermont authors read poetry, prose, history and memoir. Receptions with book sales and signings follow the readings down the road at this year’s Art at the Kent exhibit. 3-5 p.m. Old West Church, Old West Church Road, Calais, thekentmuseum@gmail.com, 802-223-6613.

Biodynamic Farming/Gardening Workshop. Kate Winslow on the principles and practices of biodynamic farming and gardening, and how these differ from other organic and conventional methods. Includes hands-on making and application of a biodynamic preparation. 3-5 p.m. Orchard Valley Waldorf School, 2290 VT Route 14 North, East Montpelier, cathie.e@ovws.org, 802-456-7400.

When Strangers Meet. An original play. When strangers, who are all playwrights, meet- exciting things happen on stage.When Strangers Meet is an original play. When strangers, who are all playwrights, meet- exciting things happen on stage!. $10-$25, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Unadilla Theater, 501 Blachly Rd. East Calais, unadilla@pshift.com, 802-456-8968.

Monday

23

September

Yoga. This class is appropriate for all levels, mats provided, or you may bring your own. $30 per 6 week session, 4-5 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.

Extempo. Locals tell short-format, first-person, true stories live on stage without any notes or reading. $5, 8-10 p.m. Positive Pie, 69 Main St. Plainfield, storytelling@extempovt.com.

Tuesday

24

September

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

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.

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.

Open Weaving Workshops. Six sessions hosted by Vermont Weavers Guild members. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main St, Barre, info@studioplacearts.com, 802-479-7069.

Talk by India’s Seed Warrior. Indian ecologist Debal Deb will offer a lecture highlighting his critical work with rice conservation and farmers in India called, “Agroecology, Seed Sovereignty and Farmer-to-Farmer Networks.”. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sterling College, Simpson Hall, 1322 N. Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury Common, klavin@sterlingcollege.edu, 802-586-7711.

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

25

September

Hike Montpelier area with GMC. Easy. 4.5 miles. Hubbard Park and beyond. Start at the North Branch Nature Center and walk to the “Stump Dump” entrance to the park. Hike out of the park to a couple of lovely viewpoints for a picnic lunch. Contact Steve or Heather Bailey, stevecbailey@gmail.com or 622-4516 for meeting time and place.

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.

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.

No Rugged Pioneers in Sight. Central Park, the Civil War, and the Creation of National Parks. Rolf Diamant will tell the real story of how the National Park system came about. Free for OLLI members; $5 suggested donation for all others, 1:30-2:45 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier, Gracewgreene@comcast.com, 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.

Open Weaving Workshops. Six sessions hosted by Vermont Weavers Guild members. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main St, Barre, info@studioplacearts.com, 802-479-7069.

Dealing with Difficult People. Amy Miller presents an alternative view on the presence of challenging people and how best to transform a negative experience into a more positive one. Meditation and practical exercises included. 6-7:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier, msinger@kellogghubbard.org, 802-223-3338.

Healthy Microbiome = Healthy You. Erik Esselstyn will review the latest science examining fiber’s importance in well-being, the link of inflammatory illness to low dietary fiber, and the role of whole-foods plant-based nutrition in optimum health. Registration suggested, info@hungermountain.coop. 6-7:30 p.m. Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, info@hungermountain.coop, 802-262-3202.

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.

Uranium in Water, Radon in Air. Stelle Larsen, water resources engineer, and Michelle Thompson, public health hygienist from the Vt. Dept. of Public Health, talk about uranium, radon and radium in drinking water and indoor air. Free water kits to the first 30 to register at AHS.VDHPrivateWellTestResults@vermont.gov. No registration required to attend. 7-7:40 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, Old Schoolhouse Common 122 School St. RM 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3581.

Mid-Week Movie. “Brooklyn.” Young Irish immigrant Eilis Lace (Saoirse Ronan) navigates her way through 1950’s Brooklyn. $5, 7-9 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Nature-Inspired Furniture Design. Kory Rogers explores a host of topics related to nature-inspired furniture, including biomorphic design, biomimicry, and eco-friendly materials. 7-8 p.m. Yestermorrow Design Build School, 7895 Main Street, Waitsfield, info@yestermorrow.org, 802-496-5545.

Thursday

26

SeptembeR

Bessie Drennan Exhibit. Art, crafts and lunch. The forty-fourth annual Bessie Drennan exhibit, displaying her work as well as other local crafts and a daily lunch. 12 p.m. South Woodbury Church, Rte. 14, Woodbury, getkind@comcast.net, 802-456-7487.

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. Join the fun!. 10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 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.

Open Weaving Workshops. Six sessions hosted by Vermont Weavers Guild members. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main St, Barre, info@studioplacearts.com, 802-479-7069.

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.

Runamok Maple. Are you seeing all the new maple flavors available on store shelves? Taste some of the newest offerings from one of the innovators in the new maple infusions, smoked and barrel-aged maple syrups. 7-8 p.m. Stowe Free Library, 90 Pond Street, Stowe, librarian@stowelibrary.org, 802-253-6145.

Artist Talk. Role of Handcraft in Post-Industrial Society. How does one make a living using technology that’s been obsolete for 200 years? Justin Squizzero speaks on what it means to be relevant today while working within a centuries-old craft tradition. 7-8 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main Street, Barre, info@studioplacearts.com, 802-479-7069.

Indecent. Inspired by the true story of a Broadway play whose company was arrested on opening night, Indecent follows the writer, his play, and the people who fought to perform it against all odds. 7:30 p.m. Weston Playhouse Theatre Company at Walker Farm, 705 Main Street, Weston, jjordan@westonplayhouse.org, 802-824-5288.

Friday

Septembert.27

Bessie Drennan Exhibit. Art, crafts and lunch. The forty-fourth annual Bessie Drennan exhibit, displaying her work as well as other local crafts and a daily lunch. 12 a.m. South Woodbury Church, Rte. 14, Woodbury, getkind@comcast.net, 802-456-7487.

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.

Genealogy Class. Using traditional genealogy and oral history we’ll share and record our own and our family’s story with just our memories, the Internet and a library card. This project will be part memoir, part genealogy, and all great fun. 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.

Spiritual Book Study Group. Focusing on everyday life and obstacles we all face. Worry, doubt, confusion, depression are all attacks on the mind. Joyce Meyer’s “Battlefield of the Mind” teaches us how to find peace & clarity. $10 book cost, 1 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 Reading Series. The second installment of VCFA’s MFA in Writing and Publishing Fall 2019 Friday Night Reading Series with faculty members Miciah Bay Gault, Erin Stalcup, and Janaka Stucky. 5:30-7 p.m. Café Anna, Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College Street, Montpelier, 866-934-8232.

Chicken Pie Supper. Traditional chicken and biscuits and all the fixins at 6:30 p.m. and the opportunity to attend a concert at 7:30 p.m. by Four Shillings Short, a Celtic World Music duo. Special combo price $22/$8. Take-out available. Supper reservations needed. $15/$8, 6:30-6:30 p.m. Old Meeting House, 1620 Center Road, East Montpelier, theploofs@hotmail.com, 802-223-6934.

Patti Casey & The Wicked Fine Players. Features Colin McCaffrey’s on fiddle/ vocal harmonies, Kirk Lord on acoustic bass and Steve Light on banjo and dobro. Ticket pricing TBA, 7-9:30 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Four Shillings Short. Rooted in Celtic and American folk, inspired by Indian Raga and Ethnic idioms; a diverse and inventive traditional music experience. $15 suggested donation, Children 12 and under free. 7:30-9 p.m. The Old Meeting House, 1620 Center Road, East Montpelier, sevenshea@gmail.com, 802-249-0404.

Indecent. Inspired by the true story of a Broadway play whose company was arrested on opening night, Indecent follows the writer, his play, and the people who fought to perform it against all odds. 7:30 p.m. Weston Playhouse Theatre Company at Walker Farm, 705 Main Street, Weston, jjordan@westonplayhouse.org, 802-824-5288.

Kathleen Kanz Comedy Hour. Our headliner won the Vermont’s Funniest Comedian Contest in August. 60 comics compete and only one wins. By donation. Adult content, no chatter. Music at 7:30 p.m. Jokes begin at 8:30 p.m. Please come see Joe, he is divine.LINEUP: Kathleen Kanz 15mVinnie Mule Mulac 15mMaggie Phelan 15mJoe Gingras 20mBy Donation . Adult Content . No Chatter .Music opens the night at 7:30pm. Jokes begin at 8:30pm. Note: Joe grew up in Berlin and was a track star at UVM. 8:30-9:45 p.m. espresso bueno, 248 N. Main St. Barre, events@espressobueno.com, 802-479-0896.

Saturday

Septembert.28

Hike Stowe area with GMC. Moderate. 6.5 miles. Start at Sterling Gorge and hike the Catamount Trail to Peek-A-View Mt. where you can relax in a bench swing with a view of Mt Mansfield. Finish off with beautiful Sterling Gorge. Contact Steve or Heather Bailey, stevecbailey@gmail.com or 622-4516 for meeting time and place. 12 a.m.

Bessie Drennan Exhibit. Art, crafts and lunch. The forty-fourth annual Bessie Drennan exhibit, displaying her work as well as other local crafts and a daily lunch. 12 a.m. South Woodbury Church, Rte. 14, Woodbury, getkind@comcast.net, 802-456-7487.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection. Set aside your hazardous waste items and bring them to a nearby collection event. For other locations, visit website. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Montpelier Vermont Dept of Labor, 5 Green Mountain Drive, Montepelier, carlw@cvswmd.org, 802-229-9383.

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.

Fourth Annual Fall Festival. Free family-friendly event has a host of activities, games and crafts for children to explore. Boy Scout Troop #714 will have refreshments for sale. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Barre Town Recreational Facilities, 46 Websterville Rd, Barre, ewang@barretown.org, 802-479-9331.

Chicken Pie. Chicken pie and all the fixin’s will be served Saturday at noon and 6:30 p.m. Take-out meals available. Reservations needed. $15/$8, 12-1 p.m. Old Meeting House, 1620 Center Road, East Montpelier, theploofs@hotmail.com, 802-223-6934.

Artist Demo: Beyond Camel Girths. Rebecca Jensen on ply-split braiding, a fiber braiding technique that originated in the Middle East for making camel girths, that she uses to create artwork resembling sculptural baskets. 1-2 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main St. Barre, info@studioplacearts.com, 802-479-7069.

Indecent. Inspired by the true story of a Broadway play whose company was arrested on opening night, Indecent follows the writer, his play, and the people who fought to perform it against all odds. 2 p.m. Weston Playhouse Theatre Company at Walker Farm, 705 Main Street, Weston, jjordan@westonplayhouse.org, 802-824-5288.

Artist Talk: Doubleweave Isn’t Just Double. Susan Rockwell will speak about doubleweave, a process that allows for two separate layers to be woven simultaneously. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main St. Barre, info@studioplacearts.com, 802-479-7069.

VT Christian Rock-toberfest. “Love is a Lion Tour” will be rocking out with featured artists Citizen Way and Jason Gray with special guests The Young Escape. $28, 7-10 p.m. Barre Auditorium, 16 Auditorium Hill, Barre, info@VTChristianMusic.com, 802-233-9603.

Indecent. Inspired by the true story of a Broadway play whose company was arrested on opening night, Indecent follows the writer, his play, and the people who fought to perform it against all odds. 7:30 p.m. Weston Playhouse Theatre Company at Walker Farm, 705 Main Street, Weston, jjordan@westonplayhouse.org, 802-824-5288.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Revitalizing swing and jazz music; bringing it to new audiences all over the world, for decades. $24-46.50, 8 p.m. Barre Opera House , 6 North Main Street, Barre, staff@barreoperahouse.org, 802-476-8188.

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