Thursday

28

November

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. Formerly Bone Builders. Tuesdays and Thursdays with Ilene Elliott. 8:30-9:45 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Gobble Wobble Turkey Trot 5K run/walk. Sponsored by the Barre Congregational Church to raise money for their mission outreach. Registration opens at 8 a.m. $30, Barre Town Municiple Building, 149 Websterville Rd. Barre Town , bccuccoffice@gmail.com, 802-476-3065.

Walking/Hiking Group. Three groups according to your desired pace. Twice a week. 10 a.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

29

November

2019 FIS Ski Women’s World Cup. The HomeLight Killington Cup will bring the best women’s technical alpine skiers in the world and offer entertainment and more. Killington Resort, 4763 Killington Road, Killington, kflight@elevatecom.com.

Seniors in Motion. Focuses on strength training, flexibility and overall wellness. $30 12 class punch card, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 8024799512.

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.

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.

The Big Lebowski Fest. Rally your bowling buddies, cut loose and unleash The Dude with this day-after-Thanksgiving cult classic starring Jeff Bridges and John Goodman. Light bites, drink specials and White Russians will be available. Bathrobes optional; no ferrets please. Rated R. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Saturday

30

November

2019 FIS Ski Women’s World Cup. The HomeLight Killington Cup will bring the best women’s technical alpine skiers in the world and offer entertainment and more. Killington Resort, 4763 Killington Road, Killington, kflight@elevatecom.com.

No Strings Marionettes. Local puppeteers, Dan Baginski and Barbara Paulson, transform Chandler into an intimate space, where the seamless blend of movement, music and masterful manipulation captivates young and old alike. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Chandler Music Hall, 73 Main Street, Randolph, outreach@chandler-arts.org, 802-728-9878.

Katherine Paterson Book Signing. A book signing with Katherine Paterson, free and open to the public. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Bear Pond Books, 77 Main Street, Montpelier, samantha@bearpondbooks.com, 802-229-0774.

Montpelier Contra Dance. With Wild Asparagus and George Marshall calling. No experience and no partner needed. All dances are taught, intro session at 7:45 p.m. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes. 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

1

December

2019 FIS Ski Women’s World Cup. The HomeLight Killington Cup will bring the best women’s technical alpine skiers in the world and offer entertainment and more. Killington Resort, 4763 Killington Road, Killington, kflight@elevatecom.com.

Breakfast Buffet. First Sunday of each month. Bar opens at 10 a.m. $10, $5 children under 10, 8-11 a.m. Northfield’s American Legion, 48 Depot Square, Northfield, Allegion63@yahoo.com, 802-485-6713.

Central VT World AIDS Day Vigil. We will light candles, speak of those who were taken by the pandemic, and walk to the Statehouse. At 4 p.m. we will gravitate to Sweet Melissa’s to celebrate life — Bring a story, song, guitar, ukulele, joke, etc. if you like. 3-4 p.m. Outside City Hall Montpelier , vtpwac@sover.net, 716-640-4639.

Extempo. Local storytellers regale an audience with polished, first-person, true tales told live on stage without notes or reading. $5, 4-6 p.m. Rabble-Rouser, 64 Main St. Montpelier, storytelling@extempovt.com.

Monday

2

December

Seniors in Motion. Focuses on strength training, flexibility and overall wellness. $30 12 class punch card, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 8024799512.

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.

Poetry Club. Informal gathering of people who enjoy reading and writing poetry. Listen or share one of your poems, or that of someone else. This is not an in-depth workshop. Bring your lunch and meet in the Hayes Room. 12-1 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St. Montpelier, info@kellogghubbard.org, 802-223-3338.

Drop-in Mahjong. Drop-in and play every Monday. 12-3 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier.

Pitch. Card playing group. 1-3:45 p.m. Barre Area Senior, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Yoga. Six-week class appropriate for all levels with modifications offered for beginner & advanced yogis. $30 per 6 week session, 4-5 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 8024799512.

Hebrew for Adults. All are welcome to come learn some conversational Hebrew in this 6 week series. All levels welcome but we will be starting with the basics. Please pre-register at bethjacobvt.org and pay by sliding scale donation so that we can have materials ready for you. by donation, 6-7 p.m. Beth Jacob Synagogue, 10 Harrison Avenue, Montpelier.

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

3

December

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. Formerly Bone Builders. Tuesdays and Thursdays with Ilene Elliott. 8:30-9:45 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Walking/Hiking Group. Three groups according to your desired pace. Twice a week. 10 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #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. 1-2 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Wood Carving. Learn the art of basic wood carving with Don Heuerman. Materials provided; class by donation. Register/space limited. by donation, 1-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Wednesday

4

December

Connections for Change. join us for dinner and an informal time to meet and talk with treatment providers from the Barre area. We will also have training in the use of Narcan. childcare will be available. 6:15 a.m.-8 p.m. Church of the Good Shepherd, 39 Washington Street, Barre, connections4changevt@gmail.com, 802-476-3929.

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.

Seniors in Motion. Focuses on strength training, flexibility and overall wellness. $30 12 class punch card, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 8024799512.

Mah Jong. Learn and play Mah Jong with the group. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Story Time and Playgroup. Join Sylvia Smith for story time, and follow up with playgroup with facilitator, Erin Barry. For children birth to age six and their grown-ups. Follow the Twinfield Union School calendar and do not hold the program the days Twinfield is closed. Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3581.

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.

The Third Man. The first in a series of films based on Graham Greene novels, “The Third Man” uses expressionist cinematography, harsh lighting and iconic theme music to evoke the atmosphere of post-war Vienna. Film historian Rick Winston will lead a discussion after the film. Free to OLLI members; $5 suggested donation for all otners, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Savoy Theater, 26 Main St. Montpelier, gracewgreene@comcast.net, 802-272-1706.

Square Dancing. No partner needed. by donation, 1-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Line Dancing. Fun & popular class. $5, 3:30-4:30 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.

Policing and Community in Vermont. Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo discusses criminal justice, health and safety in the Queen City, and how citizens and police can work together innovatively for safer and healthier communities. 7-8:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St, Montpelier, info@kellogghubbard.org, 802-223-3338.

John Smyth with Ivan Goldstein on Dobro. John Smyth is a singer-songwriter who has been playing his original music in venues throughout Vermont since 2010. His album, “Hunger Mountain Clay”, was released in 2018. Pass the hat, 8-10 p.m. Sweet Melissa’s, 4 Langdon Street, Montpelier, mpotter@hushmail.com, 802-752-9335.

Thursday

5

December

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. Formerly Bone Builders. Tuesdays and Thursdays with Ilene Elliott. 8:30-9:45 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Christmas Gift Wrapping. Drop off your Christmas between Dec.5 — Dec.19 and they will take care of all your wrapping needs. Service by donation and all proceeds go to benefit the Barre Area Senior Center. by donation, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Walking/Hiking Group. Three groups according to your desired pace. Twice a week. 10 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Basket Weaving. Create different baskets with Don George, while engaging in conversation and comradery. by donation, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Lunchtime Concert to Benefit Refugees. Traditional A Capella Singing. Three-part harmony: Shape-note hymns, Appalachian ballads and some originals. Freewill donation for Central Vermont Refugee Action Network. Bring a bag lunch; coffee and tea provided. 12-12:50 p.m. Christ Church Episcopal, 64 State Street, Montpelier, lraerad@aol.com, 802-223-2712.

Falls Prevention Tai Chi I & II. Focuses on greater self-awareness and technique while reviewing your practice so you can take it home and continue the work begun. 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

6

December

A Traditional Christmas in Stowe. Welcome the holiday season with tree lightings, a lantern parade, wagon rides, Santa and reindeer visits and carolers, candy cane pulling and wreath making, try gingerbread and cookie decorating, and enjoy performances, ice skating and more. 51 Main Street, Stowe, askus@gostowe.com, 802-253-7321.

Christmas Gift Wrapping. Drop off your Christmas between Dec.5 — Dec.19 and they will take care of all your wrapping needs. Service by donation and all proceeds go to benefit the Barre Area Senior Center. by donation, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Seniors in Motion. Focuses on strength training, flexibility and overall wellness. $30 12 class punch card, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 8024799512.

Writers Block. Share your essay, 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. 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. Part memoir, part genealogy, using a combination of traditional genealogy and oral history, work together to share and record your family’s stories. 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.

Spiritual Book Study Group. Not a religious book club. Focuses on everyday life and obstacles we all face: worry, doubt, confusion, depression and all attacks on the mind. 1-2 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Christmas Bazaar. Over 20 vendors featuring a wide variety of gifts, decor, crafts & food, plus Parish bakery tables & raffle. 2-6 p.m. Our Lady of the Angels Church, 43 Hebard Hill Rd. Randolph.

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.

Children’s Author Sarah Dillard. Kick off the Traditional Christmas Weekend with Sarah Dillard, Vermont children’s book author and illustrator, and join us for an interactive drawing session. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Stowe Free Library, 90 Pond Street, Stowe, librarian@stowelibrary.org, 802-253-6145.

Art Opening. Angie Follensbee-Hall is a mixed-media and handmade paper artist. She transforms rope, paper, paint, plant fibers and botanicals into jewelry, journals and fiber art. Mary-Jo Krolewski creates soft, mostly food-inspired sculpture. 4-8 p.m. The Cheshire Cat, 28 Elm Street, Montpelier, comments@cheshirecatclothing.com, 802-223-1981.

Show 36. Opening reception during ArtWalk. Live music, food and drink while you take in recent works by the membership of Montpelier’s sole collective art gallery. 4-8 p.m. The Front, 6 Barre Street, Montpelier, info@thefrontvt.com, 802-552-0877.

All About Dinner with Molly Stevens. Two-time James Beard award-winning cookbook author Molly Stevens presents a book signing, talk, Q&A and samples from her newest book, “All About Dinner: Simple Meals, Expert Advice.”. 5-7 p.m. Bear Pond Books, 77 Main Street, Montpelier, samantha@bearpondbooks.com, 802-229-0774.

Free to Be..You and Me. Stage 16, the Middle School Theater Program at U-32 Middle & High School, presents the musical adapted for the stage by Douglas Love and Regina Safran from Marlo Thomas’ book of the same name. donation, 6-7 p.m. U-32 Middle & High School, 930 Gallison Hill Road, Montpelier, sverchereau@u32.org, 802-229-0321.

Messiah Concerts. Conducted by Lisa Jablow, the Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus will present two performances: Friday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. in St Augustine’s Catholic Church in Montpelier, and Sunday, December 8 at 2 p.m. in the Barre Opera House. $20 adult, $15 seniors, $5 students, 7:30-9 p.m. St. Augustine Church, 16 Barre Street, Montpelier, Pansygirl113@aol.com, 802-229-4191.

Saturday

7

December

Hike North Branch Nature Center with GMC. Montpelier. Easy. 2 — 3 miles. Learn winter tree identification along hiking trails at the Center. Bring snacks and water. Contact Bob Popp, 454-1515 or vtpopps@aol.com or Phyllis Rubenstein, 793-6313 or Phyllis@ PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net for meeting time and place. 12 a.m.

A Traditional Christmas in Stowe. Welcome the holiday season with tree lightings, a lantern parade, wagon rides, Santa and reindeer visits and carolers, candy cane pulling and wreath making, try gingerbread and cookie decorating, and enjoy performances, ice skating and more. 51 Main Street , Stowe, askus@gostowe.com, 802-253-7321.

Christmas Bazaar. Over 20 vendors featuring a wide variety of gifts, decor, crafts & food, plus Parish bakery tables & raffle. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Our Lady of the Angels Church, 43 Hebard Hill Rd. Randolph.

Calais Holiday Craft Fair. Local artisans offer their art and finest crafts. Delicious food, festive environment!. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Maple Corner Community Center, 84 West County Road, Calais, ldschu7@aol.com, 802-229-6861.

Free to Be..You and Me. Stage 16, the Middle School Theater Program at U-32 Middle & High School, presents the musical adapted for the stage by Douglas Love and Regina Safran from Marlo Thomas’ book of the same name. donation, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. U-32 Middle & High School, 930 Gallison Hill Road, Montpelier, sverchereau@u32.org, 802-229-0321.

A Child’s Christmas in Wales. Dylan Thomas’ poem adapted by Margo Whitcomb, presented by members of the Blachly family of Calais, Unadilla Theatre and other young thespians from the Central Vermont area. Christmas goodies and hot cider after the event. donation of $10, 2 & 4 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church , 64 State Street, Montpelier, naomiflanders@gmail.com, 802-225-6471.

Are you ready for.the Food Waste Ban?. And other trashy questions. Experts from the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District will discuss the impacts and procedures around banning food waste from all Vermont residential trash. Followed by a community potluck. 5-6 p.m. Capital City Grange Hall, 6612 Rt. 12, Berlin, swartztim15@gmail.com, 802-225-8921.

The Nutcracker. Ballet Wolcott’s Youth Company and students are joined by community members to dance among imaginative sets wearing costumes created by local designers. Set to Tchaikovsky’s classic score, “The Nutcracker” offers fun and fantasy for the entire family. Advance tickets $20, seniors and students $15. At the door tickets $30, seniors and students $20. 7-8:30 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Vermont Fiddle Orchestra Winter Concert. Special guest artist, Peter Macfarlane, member of Atlantic Crossing, with Artistic Director David Kaynor. Raffle quilt drawing. By donation, 7-8:30 p.m. City Hall Arts Center, City Hall, Main Street, Montpelier, Pansygirl113@aol.com, 802-229-4191.

Swing Time!. Green Mountain Swing will play all night long for an evening of fun and dancing to a 17-piece live Big Band orchestra. No partner necessary. Please wear soft-soled shoes. Light refreshments. $20, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Grange Hall Cultural Center, 317 Howard Avenue, Waterbury Center, grangehallcc@gmail.com, 802-244-4168.

Sunday

8

December

A Traditional Christmas in Stowe. Welcome the holiday season with tree lightings, a lantern parade, wagon rides, Santa and reindeer visits and carolers, candy cane pulling and wreath making, try gingerbread and cookie decorating, and enjoy performances, ice skating and more. 51 Main Street , Stowe, askus@gostowe.com, 802-253-7321.

The Nutcracker. Ballet Wolcott’s Youth Company and students are joined by community members to dance among imaginative sets wearing costumes created by local designers. Set to Tchaikovsky’s classic score, “The Nutcracker” offers fun and fantasy for the entire family. Advance tickets $20, seniors and students $15. At the door tickets $30, seniors and students $20. 2-3:30 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Messiah Concerts. Conducted by Lisa Jablow, the Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus will present two performances: Friday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. in St Augustine’s Catholic Church in Montpelier, and Sunday, December 8 at 2 p.m. in the Barre Opera House. $20 adult, $15 seniors, $5 students, 2-3:30 p.m. St. Augustine Church, 16 Barre Street, Montpelier, Pansygirl113@aol.com, 802-229-4191.

Dance, Sing, and Jump Around. First dance of this season. A family dance for all ages. all dances taught and called. 3-4:30 p.m. Capital City Grange, 6612 VT-12 (Northfield Street), Berlin, lizbenjamin64@gmail.com, 802-223-1509.

Monday

9

December

Dance & Fitness Studio Open House. Observe classes and explore options: daytime classes for adults; afternoon, evening and Saturday classes for kids, teens & adults. 12 a.m. Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Christmas Gift Wrapping. Drop off your Christmas between Dec.5 — Dec.19 and they will take care of all your wrapping needs. Service by donation and all proceeds go to benefit the Barre Area Senior Center. by donation, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 8024799512.

Seniors in Motion. Focuses on strength training, flexibility and overall wellness. $30 12 class punch card, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 8024799512.

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.

Poetry Club. Informal gathering of people who enjoy reading and writing poetry. Listen or share one of your poems, or that of someone else. This is not an in-depth workshop. Bring your lunch and meet in the Hayes Room. 12-1 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St. Montpelier, info@kellogghubbard.org, 802-223-3338.

Drop-in Mahjong. Drop-in and play every Monday. 12-3 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier.

Pitch. Card playing group. 1-3:45 p.m. Barre Area Senior, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Yoga. Six-week class appropriate for all levels with modifications offered for beginner & advanced yogis. $30 per 6 week session, 4-5 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 8024799512.

Suicide Grief Support Group. A safe place where survivors of suicide loss can share their experience with others who really understand, facilitated by a mental health professional trained by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Contact Michele Delaney for intake screening and location. 6-7:30 p.m. Montpelier, Montpelier, delaneymichele@icloud.com, 802-223-4752.

Hebrew for Adults. All are welcome to come learn some conversational Hebrew in this 6 week series. All levels welcome but we will be starting with the basics. Please pre-register at bethjacobvt.org and pay by sliding scale donation so that we can have materials ready for you. by donation, 6-7 p.m. Beth Jacob Synagogue, 10 Harrison Avenue, Montpelier.

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

10

December

Dance & Fitness Studio Open House. Observe classes and explore options: daytime classes for adults; afternoon, evening and Saturday classes for kids, teens & adults. 12 a.m. Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. Formerly Bone Builders. Tuesdays and Thursdays with Ilene Elliott. 8:30-9:45 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Christmas Gift Wrapping. Drop off your Christmas between Dec.5 — Dec.19 and they will take care of all your wrapping needs. Service by donation and all proceeds go to benefit the Barre Area Senior Center. by donation, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 8024799512.

Walking/Hiking Group. Three groups according to your desired pace. Twice a week. 10 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #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. 1-2 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 8024799512.

Wood Carving. Learn the art of basic wood carving with Don Heuerman. Materials provided; class by donation. Register/space limited. by donation, 1-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Tai Chi Pop Up. An exploration of Fall Prevention Tai Chi in conversation and practice. Please register. 1:15-2:30 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Wednesday

11

December

Dance & Fitness Studio Open House. Observe classes and explore options: daytime classes for adults; afternoon, evening and Saturday classes for kids, teens & adults. 12 a.m. Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Christmas Gift Wrapping. Drop off your Christmas between Dec.5 — Dec.19 and they will take care of all your wrapping needs. Service by donation and all proceeds go to benefit the Barre Area Senior Center. by donation, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 8024799512.

Seniors in Motion. Focuses on strength training, flexibility and overall wellness. $30 12 class punch card, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 8024799512.

Mah Jong. Learn and play Mah Jong with the group. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Story Time and Playgroup. Join Sylvia Smith for story time, and follow up with playgroup with facilitator, Erin Barry. For children birth to age six and their grown-ups. Follow the Twinfield Union School calendar and do not hold the program the days Twinfield is closed. Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3581.

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. by donation, 1-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Getting to Know Libby. A hands-on workshop on using the Libby app, which offers library card holders access to thousands of ebooks and audiobooks. Bring your smartphone, tablet, or ereader with you. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St. Montpelier, info@kellogghubbard.org, 802-223-3338.

Line Dancing. Fun & popular class. $5, 3:30-4:30 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.

Mentally Intune. Building Community — Raising Spirits. A Community Chorus for People Living with Depression. Sing for the joy of it and to connect with others like yourself. A variety to genre. Optional performance to raise awareness about depression. No experience or talent required. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays — join anytime. Open to adults and older teens. $10 one-time fee, 6:30-8 p.m. Rumney Memorial School, Shady Rill Road, Middlesex, maggiedarm@gmail.com, 802-272-7209.

Thursday

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December

Dance & Fitness Studio Open House. Observe classes and explore options: daytime classes for adults; afternoon, evening and Saturday classes for kids, teens & adults. 12 a.m. Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. Formerly Bone Builders. Tuesdays and Thursdays with Ilene Elliott. 8:30-9:45 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Christmas Gift Wrapping. Drop off your Christmas between Dec.5 — Dec.19 and they will take care of all your wrapping needs. Service by donation and all proceeds go to benefit the Barre Area Senior Center. by donation, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 8024799512.

Walking/Hiking Group. Three groups according to your desired pace. Twice a week. 10 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Basket Weaving. Create different baskets with Don George, while engaging in conversation and comradery. by donation, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Book Club. Book discussion every second Thursday, led by John Poeton. 1-2 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Falls Prevention Tai Chi I & II. Focuses on greater self-awareness and technique while reviewing your practice so you can take it home and continue the work begun. 3:45-4:45 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Gingerbread Festival. Sugar and spice and edible solar panels, that’s what gingerbread houses are made of. Prizes for the best sustainable-themed gingerbread houses and serving up Barr Hill cocktails on us. Register or RSVP. 4-7 p.m. Caledonia Spirits, 116 Gin Lane, Montpelier, erin.rocheleau@suncommon.com, 802-398-7118.

Friday

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December

Dance & Fitness Studio Open House. Observe classes and explore options: daytime classes for adults; afternoon, evening and Saturday classes for kids, teens & adults. 12 a.m. Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Christmas Gift Wrapping. Drop off your Christmas between Dec.5 — Dec.19 and they will take care of all your wrapping needs. Service by donation and all proceeds go to benefit the Barre Area Senior Center. by donation, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 8024799512.

Seniors in Motion. Focuses on strength training, flexibility and overall wellness. $30 12 class punch card, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 8024799512.

Holiday Craft Sale. Our unique items include gifts for everyone! Hats & mittens, scarves, teas, cozy flannel items, jewelry, ornaments and more! All made by local artists. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Capstone Community Action, 20 Gable Place, Barre, lsudhoff@capstonevt.org, 802-477-5176.

Writers Block. Share your essay, 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. 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. Part memoir, part genealogy, using a combination of traditional genealogy and oral history, work together to share and record our family’s stories. 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. Not a religious book club. Focuses on everyday life and obstacles we all face: worry, doubt, confusion, depression and all attacks on the mind. 1-2 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.

Strife & Joy with Emma Back. Across Roads Center for the Arts brings Strife & Joy, with Live-Looping Artist, Emma Back, on December 13 @ 7:30pm, to the Grange Hall Cultural Center’s Listening Room Series, evenings of music enjoyed in an intimate setting. By donation, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Grange Hall Cultural Center, 317 Howard Avenue, Waterbury Center, grangehallcc@gmail.com, 802-244-4168.

International Folk Dancing. Learn dances from a variety of countries including circle, line and couple dances. Held on the second Friday of each month. No experience or partner needed. $5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier, SaddleShoes2@gmail.com.

VSO Holiday Pops. Chelsea Tipton is guest conductor for a program of musical comfort and joy, featuring the Bronze Ambassadors, award-winning student bell ringers from Newport. Sing along with the handbells and ring in the holidays with your VSO. 7:30 p.m. Barre Opera House, 6 Main St. #4, Barre, 802-864-5741.

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December

Hike/Snowshoe Moscow with GMC. Moderate. 4.6 miles round trip. Depending on conditions, hike or snowshoe the Lake Mansfield Trail to Taylor Lodge, where we will share a potluck lunch. Bring food to share, dish, utensils, cup, and water. Contact Jessica Ettinger, 615-414- 0842 or ettinger.jessica@gmail.com or Phyllis Rubenstein, 793-6313 or Phyllis@ PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net for meeting time and place. 12 a.m.

Dance & Fitness Studio Open House. Observe classes and explore options: daytime classes for adults; afternoon, evening and Saturday classes for kids, teens & adults. 12 a.m. Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. 3rd floor walk up, Montpelier, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Holiday with the Animals. Enjoy delicious snacks, fun crafts, visiting adoptable animals, and chatting with Santa & Mrs. Claus. In honor of 10 years in this facility, donate $10 or more and be entered to win a $50 Exxon/Mobil gift card. donations suggested, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Central Vermont Humane Society, 1589 VT Route 14 S, East Montpelier, Linnea@centralvermonthumane.org, 802-476-3811.

Children’s Vermont History Story Hour. Help the Vermont Historical Society celebrate the winter season with a reading from a Vermont history children’s story. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or coffee and treats, then stay for a craft activity. Included with the price of Museum admission, 1-2 p.m. Vermont History Museum, 109 State St. Montpelier, info@vermonthistory.org, 802-479-8500.

Chapters in History Four. Turmoil Perennially Swirling. Free reading and discussion series of presidential biographies. Books are available for loan from the library. Saturday afternoons, Nov. 9 — Dec. 14. 2-3:30 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3717.

Montpelier Community Gospel Choir. Gospel music from and inspired by the African-American tradition. We will be collecting hats, mittens and gloves for Good Samaritan Haven shelters. John Harrison, artistic director. $10-30, 7 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 19 South Seminary Street, Barre, katelynnlatz@gmail.com, 802-839-9967.

Jazzyaoke. Front a live four-piece jazz band and sing standards from the great American songbook, Christmas carols, & holiday jazz! All lyrics are provided. $5, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Rabble-Rouser, 64 Main St. Montpelier, info@wooo.tv.

Sunday

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December

GMYS in Concert. The Repertory, Concert, and Senior Orchestras will each perform their own musical offerings. Tickets are available by donation at the door. Suggested donation: Adults $15, Seniors $12, Students (K-12) $5, Children under 5 are free. 2-5 p.m. Barre Opera House, 6 North Main Street, Barre, leah@gmys-vt.org, 802-888-4470.

Montpelier Community Gospel Choir. Gospel music from and inspired by the African-American tradition. We will be collecting hats, mittens and gloves for Good Samaritan Haven shelters. Reception and silent auction following. $10-30, 4 p.m. Bethany United Church of Christ, 115 Main Street, Montpelier, katelynnlatz@gmail.com, 802-839-9967.

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