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April 2021

Mark Wunderlich: Poetry at Benninngton

April 14 @ 7:00 pm
Zoom event, Internet
Free

Poet Mark Wunderlich reads from his new book of poems "God of Nothingness," followed by a public Q&A. Wunderlich has published four books and has won the 2015 UNT Rilke Prize and the Lambda Literary Award.  He has taught at Bennington since 2004 and has served as director of the Bennington Writing Seminars MFA program since 2017. The link for the Zoom event is here.

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Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup

April 15 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States
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Free

Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup is a free activity for families to gather, learn, and play at North Branch Nature Center. Guided by the idea that children need to spend ample time outdoors, we offer a community experience in the world of nature and will model ways the natural environment can be used as a tool for learning and play. Engaging with nature’s seasonal offerings stimulates curiosity and a sense of wonder while fostering self-confidence and empathy for all living things.…

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Young Reader Story Time with Miss Meliss

April 15 @ 10:30 am
On line
Free

Montpelier's Hubbard-Kellogg Library presents a weekly story time for young readers on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Recommended for ages 5-9. During the COVID-19 pandemic, presentations will be online using Facebook Live. A link to the Library's page is here.

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Abenaki Speaker Series: Melody Walker Brook

April 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Zoom event, Internet
Free

The Community College of Vermont will be hosting an Abenaki speaker series on Zoom as part of their ongoing efforts to honor the Abenaki people, the original stewards of the land on which all CCV academic centers reside. On Thursday, April 15, CCV will host educator, activist, and artist Melody Walker Brook. Melody Walker Brook is a citizen of the Elnu Abenaki band and has previously served as the vice chair and chair of the Vermont Commission on Native American…

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Poetry Workshop: The Ecstasy of Influence

April 15 @ 6:30 pm
Zoom event, Internet
Free

In this workshop, led by poet and professor Steven Cramer, some of the great poetic influences will be explored and two prompts will be provided to inspire you to invite influence into your work. Steven Cramer’s sixth poetry collection, "Listen," was published in 2020 by MadHat Press. He founded and now teaches in the Low-Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass. Register for the Zoom link  here.

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Poetry and Music are Sprouting!

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom event, Internet
Free

Scudder Parker, poet and author of "Safe as Lightning," his award-winning first volume, and D. Davis, composer and performer, from his album "Hopeful," will present together for your listening enjoyment. Let’s celebrate an hour of verse and music with our local artists. Sponsored by the Montpelier Senior Activity Center. To sign up and get the Zoom link or phone number to call, contact msac@montpelier-vt.org or call 223-2518. Free and open to all!

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Four Bloomings of Spring Premiere

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - April 18 @ 11:30 pm
Youtube
Free

The Middlebury Community Music Center (MCMC) will be premiering *4 Bloomings of Spring*, an original composition by Simon Broucke written especially for the MCMC faculty this April 16th! The performance will be streamed until April 18th on our YouTube page. We are very excited to share this at-home, virtual performance by our amazing faculty members! Thank you to the National Bank of Middlebury for sponsoring this wonderful event.

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T.W. Wood Gallery 125th Anniversary Exhibits Tours

April 17 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
T.W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St.
Montpelier, VT 05602
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Free

In honor of the 125th Anniversary of the Thomas Waterman Wood Gallery in Montpelier, gallery curator Phillip Robertson is offering six special guided tours of the 125th Anniversary exhibits, two each day on Feb. 20, March 20, and April 17. Four galleries of art are part of the show featuring more than 30 Wood paintings of Vermonters and scenic landscapes as well as Wood's copies of the Great Masters, created so that Vermonters could experience classic European artworks. Highlights include…

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Animals and Poetry Reading

April 17 @ 6:30 pm
Zoom event, Internet
Free

Poets Rowan Quince Buckton, Lizzy Fox, and Tomás Q. Morín explore human-animal relationships with tenderness and urgency in an era of environmental crisis. With literary visitations from hares, stingrays, and dancing circus bears, these poets will share their most creature-filled works and offer a Q&A about the role animals play in their writing and their lives. Rowan Quince Buckton holds an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Lizzy Fox’s debut collection,…

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April Break Camp for K-3

April 19 @ 8:30 am - April 21 @ 3:30 pm
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States
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$70 – $185

Spring is a great time to get out and play and explore the North Branch Nature Center. Join the Nature Center for 1, 2, or 3 days of spring nature adventures and activities. Activities will flow with the weather. The day could include making art with natural materials, cooking and eating wild edibles, celebrating Earth Day with tree plantings, going on a treasure hunt to find the Secret of the Snow Goose, or possibly traveling to another time to investigate…

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