Thursday

9

May

Turn of the Screw. A young governess journeys to a lonely English manor house to care for two recently orphaned children. She starts to see ghosts of former governesses haunting them. $10 to $30, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Lost Nation Theater Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, info@lostnationtheater.org, 802-229-0492.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. (formerly Bone Builders), the exercises of have been extensively researched and reviewed to ensure effectiveness and the safety and well-being of participants. 8:30-9:45 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Falls Prevention Tai Chi I & II. Every Thursday. Reviewing & refining Levels I & II. This class will focus 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.

Friends of the Stowe Free Library Annual Meeting. Brief annual meeting and a talk with local actor, producer and writer Rusty DeWees. 4-5 p.m. Stowe Free Library, 90 Pond Street, Stowe, librarian@stowelibrary.org, 802-253-6145.

Growing Veggies From A to Z. Organic gardener Henry Homeyer will answer your questions and will bring some of his books and his favorite weeding tool for sale after the talk. 7-8 p.m. North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street, Montpelier, wenalger@gmail.com.

Scrag Mountain Music: String Circle. String players unite under Scrag Mountain Music co-Artistic Director Evan Premo.Scrag concerts are: Come as you are. Pay what you can. 7:30-9 p.m. Bread & Butter Farm, 200 Leduc Farm Road, Shelburne, Lara@scragmountainmusic.org, 802-377-3161.

Friday

10

May

Turn of the Screw. A young governess journeys to a lonely English manor house to care for two recently orphaned children. She starts to see ghosts of former governesses haunting them. $10 to $30, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Lost Nation Theater Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, info@lostnationtheater.org, 802-229-0492.

May Summer Rummage Sale. Gently used clothing for the entire family. Saturday bag sale. Best choices Friday, best prices Saturday. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Uniitarian Church, 130 Main Street, Montpelier, 802-229-0850.

Seniors in Motion. Focuses on strength training, flexibility and overall wellness. Strength training builds muscle and increases your metabolism long term, helping to protect against diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

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. Register. Every Friday. 10-11:15 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Tai Chi Studio. Practice time for anyone registered for beginners, intermediate, or advanced Tai Chi. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Yoga. Appropriate for all levels with modifications offered for beginner & advanced yogis. Mats provided or bring your own. Every Friday. Please register. $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.

Maplehill School 6th Annual Student Art Show. visual arts and crafts, woodworking, blacksmithing, Elder Outreach projects, and refreshments. Art and crafts will also be for sale. Student art will be on display until May 31. 5-7 p.m. Plainfield Community Center, 153 Main Street , Plainfield, info@maplehillschoolandfarm.org, 802-454-7747

Art and Author Night. Artist Merry Schmidt and Author Tom Schmidt. Refreshments will be served. 6 p.m.-8 a.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3581.

Digital Photography Fundamentals. Learn shutter, aperture, ISO, metering, composition and your camera’s buttons, dials and menus. Bring your camera to the workshop. $20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street, Montpelier, bryan@bryanpfeiffer.com, 802-454-4640.

Pride and Prejudice. The beloved Jane Austen classic novel comes to life as the Lamoille County Players open their 67th-season with their production of Pride and Prejudice. 7-9 p.m. Hyde Park Opera House, 85 Main Street, Hyde Park, Info@lcplayers.com, 802-888-4507.

Scrag Mountain Music: String Circle. String players unite under Scrag Mountain Music co-Artistic Director Evan Premo.Scrag concerts are: come as you are, pay what you can. 7:30-9 p.m. Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 Main Street, Randolph, Lara@scragmountainmusic.org, 802-377-3161.

Queen City Contra Dance. Regular dance. Please bring clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing.Dance Info: 802-877-3698Website: www.queencitycontras.org. Adults $9; 12&under free. 7:45-11 p.m. North End Studio A, 294 N. Winooski Ave, Burlington, info@queencitycontras.org, 802-877-3698.

Extempo. Local storytellers regale the audience with polished, first-person, true tales told live on stage without notes or reading. $5, 8-10 p.m. Highland Lodge, 1608 Craftsbury Rd, Greensboro, storytelling@extempovt.com.

Saturday

11

May

Turn of the Screw. A young governess journeys to a lonely English manor house to care for two recently orphaned children. She starts to see ghosts of former governesses haunting them. $10 to $30, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Lost Nation Theater Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, info@lostnationtheater.org, 802-229-0492.

GMC Duxbury Trail Work. Conditions permitting. Bring lunch, water, and work gloves. Wear sturdy boots and work clothes. Tools provided. All abilities welcome and needed. 8 a.m. Montpelier High School, 5 High School Drive, Montpelier, dreamon@myfairpoint.net.

Mattress Recycling Collection. Tired of your old mattress? Want to keep it out of the landfill? Bring it to the first mattress recycling event in Vermont. $30 per mattress, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Barre Town Dept of Public Works, 79 Pitman Rd, Barre, cathleeng@cvswmd.org, 802-229-9383.

Friends Annual Plant Swap. Bring anything you are digging up and have extra of to share with your neighbors. Seedlings are also appreciated. Drop off your plants the day before or early the day of the swap. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Old Schoolhouse Common Gazebo, 122 School Street , Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3581.

Plant Sale. Chelsea Public Library offering a selection for spring gardening. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Chelsea North Green, Main Street, Chelsea, chelsealibraryvt@gmail.com, 802-685-2188.

May Summer Rummage Sale. Gently used clothing for the entire family. Saturday bag sale. Best choices Friday, best prices Saturday. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Uniitarian Church, 130 Main Street, Montpelier, 802-229-0850.

Mayfest. Maypole dancing, crafts and games, puppet shows, and a community “Pieganza!”. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Orchard Valley Waldorf School, 2290 VT Route 14N, East Montpelier, enrollment@ovws.org, 802-456-7400.

Artist Talk. Janet Van Fleet will explore the question of what factors influence an artist’s ideas, materials, and completed work. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main St, Barre, info@studioplacearts.com, 802-479-7069.

Chapters in History Three: The Twenties; Roaring and Otherwise. A free program series of reading and discussion. Visit website for monthly topics. 2:05-4 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, Old Schoolhouse Common 122 School St. RM 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3581.

All You See Is Glory; Big Stars & Maritime Moments: Photography by Peter Cunningham. “Stars come and go, they come fast and they come slow, they come like the last light of the sun, all in a blaze, and all you see is glory.” Janis Ian . 5 p.m. White River Gallery, 35 S. Windsor St, South Royalton, VT, dianparker9@gmail.com, 802-685-3832.

Pride and Prejudice. Lamoille County Players open their 67th season bringing beloved Jane Austen classic novel comes to life. 18, 7-9 p.m. 2 p.m. matinees on the 5ht and 11th. Hyde Park Opera House, 85 Main Street, Hyde Park, Info@lcplayers.com, 802-888-4507.

Roy MacNeil, Nikki Kim, & Friends. An exciting show of original compositions, classical greats, traditional old time music and more. A portion of the ticket revenue will be donated to Lamoille Area Cancer Network. Tickets $15, Seniors 20% off, Students $10, 7-9 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Scrag Mountain Music: String Circle. String players unite under Scrag Mountain Music co-Artistic Director Evan Premo.Scrag concerts are: Come as you are. Pay what you can. 7:30-9 p.m. The Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main Street, Montpelier, Lara@scragmountainmusic.org, 802-377-3161.

Sunday

12

May

Walk the Stowe Bike Path with GMC. Easy. Paved 10 miles round trip. Contact Michael Chernick, chernick5@comcast.net for meeting time and place.

Turn of the Screw. A young governess journeys to a lonely English manor house to care for two recently orphaned children. She starts to see ghosts of former governesses haunting them. $10 to $30, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Lost Nation Theater Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, info@lostnationtheater.org, 802-229-0492.

Mother’s Day Breakfast. Amazing Breakfast Buffet: omelet and waffle bars with VT maple syrup, fresh fruit, pastries, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, French toast stix, home fries. Cash Bar. $10, under 6 free, 9-11 a.m. Barre Lodge of Elks, 10 Jefferson St, Barre, barreelks1535@gmail.com, 802-479-9522.

Mother’s Day on the Farm. Parents raising young Jewish children will be gathering at a Jewish cooperative farm to plant greens to be harvested for the Waitsfield food shelf. Children will be able to pet farm animals and make a gift planter to give to their moms. Please RSVP to rebtobie@gmail.com. 10-11:30 a.m. Living Tree Alliance, 110 Living Tree Lane, Moretown, rebtobie@gmail.com, 802-371-9697.

Mother’s Day Brunch with Sam Bulpin. Enjoy jazz and contemporary tunes from an award-winning local student, musician, and aspiring actor. No cover, but please tip your servers and performer. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Hardwick Street Cafe, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Plant Sale. Selling garden starts: tomatoes, peppers, herbs and other seedlings as well as some perennials. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The Old Meeting House, 1620 Center Road, East Montpelier, admin@oldmeetinghouse.org, 802-229-9593.

Wild Edibles & Wild Mushrooms. Nova Kim and Les Hook, Co-Founders of the Wild Food Gatherers Guild, will be presenting the first of a three part series on Wild Edibles & Wild Mushrooms commonly found in Vermont with their identification and uses. This first workshop focus is on springtime edibles. Donations Accepted, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. BALE Commons, 35 South Windsor Street, South Royalton, john.pimental@gmail.com, 6033204745.

Mother’s Day Spring Wildflower Walk. With Annie Reed and Bob Popp. Meet at the Stranahan Forest parking lot at the beginning of Thompson Road (right off of Hollister Hill Road). 1-4 p.m. Stanahan Forest , Beginning of Thompson Road (right off of Hollister Hill Road). Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3717.

Pride and Prejudice. Lamoille County Players open their 67th season bringing beloved Jane Austen classic novel comes to life. 18, 7-9 p.m. 2 p.m. matinees on the 5ht and 11th. Hyde Park Opera House, 85 Main Street, Hyde Park, Info@lcplayers.com, 802-888-4507.

Turn of the Screw. A young governess journeys to a lonely English manor house to care for two recently orphaned children. She starts to see ghosts of former governesses haunting them. $10 to $30, 2 p.m. Lost Nation Theater Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, info@lostnationtheater.org, 802-229-0492.

Scrag Mountain Music: String Circle. String players unite under Scrag Mountain Music co-Artistic Director Evan Premo.Scrag concerts are: Come as you are. Pay what you can. 4-5:30 p.m. Warren United Church, 339 Main Street, Warren, Lara@scragmountainmusic.org, (802) 377-3161.

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.

Monday

13

May

Seniors in Motion. Focuses on strength training, flexibility and overall wellness. Strength training builds muscle and increases your metabolism long term, helping to protect against diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Pitch. A fun-filled time of card playing and comradery, every Monday. 1-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Mindfulness Practice and the Cultivation of Character. This class will be an exploration of the dynamics that shape this possibility. Space is limited and registration in advance is suggested. 6-7:30 p.m. Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, info@hungermountain.coop, 802-262-3202.

Barre Tones A cappella Women’s chorus Guest Night. Do you Love to Sing? The Barre Tones are holding its Guest Night. Women of all musical abilities are welcome. You do not need to read music. 6:20-9 p.m. Capital City Grange, 6612 Vt. Route 12, Berlin, chrisvw582@gmail.com, 802-223-2039.

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, 8024263581.

Reflections from Montgomery. A group of fifteen people from the Peace & Justice Center took a trip to Montgomery, Alabama. They will share what they learned and the impact that this trip has had on their work. 7-9 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier, program@pjcvt.org, 802-863-2345.

Tuesday

May14

Bike Lamoille Valley Rail Trail with GMC. Difficult. 25 +/- miles. Danville to St. Johnsbury. Continuous downhill to St. J. but then a two hour uphill back. Lunch at a restaurant in St. J. Contact: George Plumb, 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com for meeting time and place. 12 a.m.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. (formerly Bone Builders), the exercises of have been extensively researched and reviewed to ensure effectiveness and the safety and well-being of participants. 8:30-9:45 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Disease Workshop. This program helps people with chronic conditions manage and improve their own health. 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Young at Heart Singers. 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.

Global Warming Book Discussion. Reading the New York Times bestseller, “Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming,” highlighting the top 100 most effective ways to reverse climate change. 7-8:30 p.m. Bear Pond Books, 77 Main Street, Montpelier, media@suncommon.com, 540-686-5912.

Wednesday

May15

Seniors in Motion. Focuses on strength training, flexibility and overall wellness. Strength training builds muscle and increases your metabolism long term, helping to protect against diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Story Time and Playgroup. For children birth to age six and their grown-ups. We follow the Twinfield Union School calendar and do not hold the program the days Twinfield is closed. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3581.

Music Together with Elen Leonard. An internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program for children from birth through age 7. Free, 10:45-11:30 a.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3717.

Chair Yoga. Focus will be on balance, breath, posture, flexibility and meditation. No prior experience needed. Every Wednesday — Sign up if planning to attend. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

8 Cuerdas Duo and the Gaviria & Andrew Guitar Duo. A soprano and classical guitar duo and a nylon and steel string guitar duo celebrate the guitar and its Spanish roots in classical, traditional Latin American folk, flamenco and Latin jazz repertoire. 12-1 p.m. Stowe Community Church, 137 Main Street, Stowe, LPaparella@stoweperformingarts.com, 802-253-7792.

Square Dancing. No partner needed. Square dancing is not only a good way to foster new friendships but is also 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.

Line Dancing. Please Register. Every Wednesday. by donation, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Helping Yourself to Health with Healthy Living Workshops. Find out what community workshops are offered at Central Vermont Medical Center to help get you started and provide the support you need to keep going. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, info@hungermountain.coop, 802-262-3202.

Mid-Week Movie: Le Amiche. This movie is in Italian accompanied by subtitles. $5, 6-8 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Vermont and the Civil War. Vermont author and Civil War historian Howard Coffin addresses the Vermont contribution to the Civil War. Potluck dinner 6 p.m. 6 p.m.-8:30 a.m. Berlin Historical Society, 108 Shed Road, Berlin, historicalsociety@berlinvt.org, 802-552-8804.

Thursday

May16

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. (formerly Bone Builders), the exercises of have been extensively researched and reviewed to ensure effectiveness and the safety and well-being of participants. 8:30-9:45 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

History of the Vermont Supreme Court. Author of the new VHS publication The Law of the Hills: A Judicial History of Vermont, Paul S. Gillies will talk about the sometimes rough, and always intriguing history of the state’s highest court. 12-1 p.m. Vermont History Museum, 109 State St, Montpelier, info@vermonthistory.org, (802) 479-8522.

Falls Prevention Tai Chi I & II. Every Thursday. Reviewing & refining Levels I & II. This class will focus 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.

Hebrew and Yiddish Calligraphy. This fun workshop led by Randi Hacker will cover the way to hold a calligraphic pen and teach the basic strokes you will need to form all of the letters of the Hebrew alef-bet. By donation, 5-6 p.m. Beth Jacob Synagogue, 10 Harrison Ave. Montpelier, programming@bethjacobvt.org.

Fault Lines. Opening reception. Artists explore the current political climate and the resulting fractures in our world that threaten discontinuity at many levels and potential explosive energy. Runs: May 14 — June 29. 5:30 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main St, Barre, info@studioplacearts.com, 802-479-7069.

Opening Reception: New Exhibits at Studio Place Arts. Opening Reception: New Exhibits at Studio Place Arts. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main St, Barre, info@studioplacearts.com, 802-479-7069.

Tectonic Plates and Topographic Tiles. Opening Reception. Artist Deborah Goodwin creates sculptural stoneware inspired by geologic forces. Runs May 14 — June 29. 5:30 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main St, Barre, info@studioplacearts.com, 802-479-7069.

Present Continuous: Commentary and Form. Opening Reception. Works by Diane Sophrin. Runs May 14 — June 29. 5:30 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main Street, Barre, info@studioplacearts.com, 802-479-7069.

Music @ The Cafe: The Zeichner Trio. The Zeichner Trio is a sibling band that plays traditional Irish and Old-Time/Appalachian music — with Louli on 4 and 5-string banjos and Celtic harp, Oliver on the penny whistle and the uilleann pipes, and Yasi with fiddle and sean nós dance. Bringing age-old melodies alive with creativity in voice and instrument, the group has gained a reputation in Vermont as standard-bearers of the tradition. Since 2012, they have entertained audiences with lively fiddle tunes and dance steps, mournful ballads, lyrical bagpipes, and timeless banjo — and some sibling banter, of course. The trio’s music is an essential part of the fabric of their lives and community, and they hope that sharing what they do brings inspiration to their audiences. 6-8 p.m. Hardwick Street Cafe, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Heart of Vermont Veterinary Acupuncture. Erika Bruner, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, and owner of Heart of Vermont veterinary practice, will discuss end of life care for pets. 6:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier, rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org, 802-223-3338.

Yestermorrow Speaker Series: Solar in Vermont. How far has Vermont come in expanding energy generated by solar panels, and how far can we go? Join Joey Dorwart Crane to learn how solar energy plays into Vermont’s grid, from residential rooftop arrays to large solar farms. Joey will discuss the benefits versus limitations of off-grid systems, and learn what it would mean for all Vermont residents to have more solar tying into our grid. 7-8 p.m. Yestermorrow Design/Build School, 7865 Main Street, Waitsfield, info@yestermorrow.org, 8024965545.

Friday

May17

Seniors in Motion. Focuses on strength training, flexibility and overall wellness. Strength training builds muscle and increases your metabolism long term, helping to protect against diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

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. Register. Every Friday. 10-11:15 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Tai Chi Studio. Practice time for anyone registered for beginners, intermediate, or advanced Tai Chi. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Yoga. Appropriate for all levels with modifications offered for beginner & advanced yogis. Mats provided or bring your own. Every Friday. Please register. $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.

Just Breathe Suicide Awareness Walk. Raise both money and awareness in the fight against the suicide epidemic. Small-scale car show, inflatables for the little ones, bake sale, face painting, raffles and resource tables. 6-9 p.m. Thunder Road International Speedbowl, 61 Fisher Road, Barre, Buzz@CreativeOutbursts.com, 802-793-0137.

Auditions for The Secret Garden. AUDITIONS FOR THE SECRET GARDEN. 6:30-9:30 p.m. David Stern, 35 Main Street, Saxtons River, dstern@mainstreetarts.org, 8024634948.

Clownfish. Clownfish (“Best of Fringe”, Nugget Fringe) is an hour of comedy and storytelling exploring sex, gender, identity, and other black-and-white topics. TreVor Wade (they/them;The Moth StorySlam winner) mixes tales of misguided affection and botched romance with cutting observations about this divide we’ve erected between “man” and “woman”. If you’ve ever felt like you didn’t fit in the boxes, if your option was not listed on the drop-down menu, if you want to learn more about this national conversation we’re having about gender, if you know what all the letters in LGBTQIA stand for, if you had no idea we were up to that many letters, if you’re open to a new point of view, if you want to trick a bigot, if you’re looking for a unicorn, come see this show. It’s honest as all get-out, glam as Hell, as weird as America, and also happens to rhyme. I promise not to disappoint (unless you’re my dad). Kathleen Kanz hosts and opens the show. This is part of a nationwide tour and a documentary is being made. $5, 6:45-9:15 p.m. Half Lounge, 136 1/2 Church Street, Burlington , vermontcomedy@gmail.com, 802-828-5060.

English Country Dance. Enjoy moving to music by Thal Aylward (violin), Carol Compton (piano), and Chris Rua (winds). Calling by David Millstone. Newcomers welcome. Attend with or without a partner. $10-$15 sliding scale, 7-9:30 p.m. Elley-Long Music Center, 223 Ethan Allen Ave. Colchester, val.medve@gmail.com, 802-881-9732.

Glorious Leader. The solo project of Kyle Woolard, bandleader of orchestral indie group The Anatomy of Frank. A multi-instrumentalist, Woolard is renowned for powerful live performances and his intricate fingerstyle acoustic guitar work. Tickets $15, Seniors 20% off, Students $10, 7-10 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

45th Annual Dance Performances. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio presents it’s 45th annual show of multiple ages and genres in an inspiring, exciting, and delightful presentation. $12/$17, 7-10 p.m. Barre Opera House, 6 N. Main St. Barre, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Nautical Naughtiness. A variety show of burlesque, comedy, and so much more, hosted by Pumpkin Carvher. 21+. Loquita Sugarbush Productions Presents:Nautical Naughtiness A Variety Show of Burlesque, Comedy, and sooo much more !! Hosted by Pumpkin Carvher @ Positive Pie Montpelier, VTMay 17th 20199:30 pm Doors : 10:00 pm Show 21+Advance Tickets: $15.00Tickets at the Door : $20.00 Raffle to support Vt Suicide Prevention Center on Behalf Of Just Breathe. $15 in advance/$20 at the door, 9:30-11:30 p.m. Positive Pie , 22 State St, MONTPELIER, starrRenfrew@gmail.com, 802-595-1172.

Saturday

May18

Spring Bird Walk. With Bob Popp and Taber & Alexander Allison. meet at the Stranahan Forest parking lot at the beginning of Thompson Road, (right off of Hollister Hill Road). 7:30-10 a.m. Stanahan Forest, Stranahan Forest parking lot at the beginning of Thompson Road (right off of Hollister Hill Road), Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 8024263581.

GMC Stowe Area Trail Work. All abilities welcome and needed. Spring walk-thru and routine pre-hiking season trail work on the Long Trail. Bring lunch, water, and work gloves, tools provided. Meet at Montpelier High School at 8 a.m. 8 a.m. Montpelier High School, 5 High School Drive, Montpelier, dreamon@myfairpoint.net.

Spring Fling Flea Market. The Newbury Woman’s Club will hold their Annual Spring Fling Fundraising Flea Market on May 18th from 9 to 3 at The Old Village Church on the Newbury, VT common just off Route 5. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Old Village Church, 95 Chapel Street at Route 5, Newbury, jane.booth.1@gmail.com, 802-866-5343.

4th Annual Bake Sale. Enjoy a variety of deliciousness — pies, breads, cakes, cookies, jams, flavored butters and more. All proceeds to benefit Burke Holiness Camp. Stop by and enjoy a variety of deliciousness!All proceeds to benefit Burke Holiness Camp. A camp for kids (and families) of all ages! . 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Living Hope Wesleyan Chapel Campus, 5793 Waterbury-Stowe Road, Waterbury Center, sharonmikefuller@gmail.com, 802-244-7116.

Open House. Visit the VT Farm and Forest School and learn about our camps and other programming. 1-3 p.m. Drift Farmstead, 324 Webster Rd, Roxbury, vtfarmandforestschool@gmail.com, 802-279-1548.

Auditions for The Secret Garden. AUDITIONS FOR THE SECRET GARDEN. 1-3:30 p.m. David Stern, 35 Main Street, Saxtons River, dstern@mainstreetarts.org, 8024634948.

Artist Talk — Pamela Wilson. Pamela will be discussing her newest ceramic pieces, which include vessels fired with wood for four days in an anagama-style wood kiln, designed by master kiln-builder John Baymore. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main St, Barre, info@studioplacearts.com, 802-479-7069.

Samara Piano Quartet. Four established musicians who have dedicated their professional lives to chamber music. Features a pre-concert talk, at 6 p.m. in the performance studio. Tickets start at $15, Students $10, and Seniors 20% off, 7-9 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, tiffany@highlandartsvt.org, 8025332000.

45th Annual Dance Performances. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio presents it’s 45th annual show of multiple ages and genres in an inspiring, exciting, and delightful presentation. $12/$17, 7-10 p.m. Barre Opera House, 6 N. Main St. Barre, info@cdandfs.comcastbiz.net, 802-229-4676.

Pedrito Martínez and Alfredo Rodriguez Duo. Two of Cuba’s greatest young musical masters will come together in an incendiary duo performance. $20-40 general, $15 student, 8-11 p.m. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill #222, Brattleboro, gingervjc@gmail.org, 802-254-9088.

Contra Dance with Atlantic Crossing. Tunes by Atlantic Crossing and calling by Dereck Kalish. No experience/ 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.

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