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Capital City Grange Program with David Van Deusen

Capital City Grange 6612 VT RT 12, Berlin, VT, United States

David Van Deusen will talk about his new book, "Insurgent Labor: The Vermont AFL-CIO 2017-2023." The book tracks the trials and tribulations of bringing a formerly stagnant state labor council into national relevance with an unapologetically left-wing agenda. Program is at 5 p.m. followed by a community potluck at 6 p.m.  https://capitalcitygrange.org/events/ Questions? Contact Tim […]

Free

Montpelier Contra Dance

Capital City Grange 6612 VT RT 12, Berlin, VT, United States

Montpelier Contra Dance with caller Julian Blechner and tunes by Frost & Fire (Aaron Marcus, Hollis Easter, Viveka Fox, Peter MacFarlane). Beginners, singles, and all ages are welcome; all dances are taught. Gender neutral role terms used. Newcomers lesson 7:40 pm. Dancing 8-11pm. Please bring clean, soft-soled shoes. Masks optional. $12 adults, $5 kids/low-income, $20 […]

$5 – $20

Solar Eclipse Activity Days at The Montshire!

Montshire Museum of Science One Montshire Road, Norwich, VT

Join us for two days of Solar Eclipse celebrations! Learn about the total solar eclipse with hands-on activities and StarLab sessions throughout the day on Sunday and Monday, then view the eclipse with Montshire educators on Monday at 2pm.

Free – $20

SEEN AND UNSEEN: Poets in Conversation

Unitarian Church of Montpelier 130 Main Street, Montpelier, United States

Join award-winning poets Karin Gottshall, Elizabeth Powell, Alison Prine, Bianca Stone, and Diana Whitney on the eve of the total eclipse of the sun. In poems and conversation, they’ll delve into themes of light and shadow, seen and unseen, presence and absence, exploring how poetry can reveal what is hidden and offer us insight and […]

Free

Traditional Music with Over the Waterfall

Adamant Community Club Martin Rd., Adamant, VT

Pam Bockes (guitar), Franklin Heyburn (Fiddle), Susan Reid (fiddle), and Rick Winston (accordion) play lively dance tunes from many traditions: Quebecois, New England, British Isles, and Scandinavia.

Free

Plainfield Arts Presents J.T. Turner’s “Robert Frost, Light and Dark”

Plainfield Opera House 18 High St, Plainfield, VT, United States

Transporting audiences to the intimate setting of Robert Frost's cabin, J.T. Turner delivers a deeply moving portrayal of the iconic poet. Through captivating storytelling, Turner intertwines the narratives behind Frost's most beloved poems with the dramatic events of his life, providing scholarly context and emotional resonance to this compelling portrait. For more information and tickets, please […]

$20

Solaris Vocal Ensemble “Radiant Light”

Bethany Church 115 Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

Celebrate Radiant Light and 10 Years of Solaris! Join the acclaimed Solaris Vocal Ensemble, led by the dynamic Dr. Dawn Willis, for two unforgettable evenings filled with the uplifting power of choral music, featuring a breathtaking performance of Mozart's glorious ‘Vesperae Solennes de Confessore’ accompanied by a virtuosic chamber orchestra. Immerse yourself in the soaring […]

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

122 School Street, Marshfield 122 School Street, Marshfield, vt

Solar eclipse glasses and other viewing devices will be available, as well as models and activities to demonstrate what is happening. If the day is cloudy, the eclipse will be streamed online inside the library.

Free

LGBTQ Poetry Reading

Kellogg-Hubbard Library 135 Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

A panel of LGBTQ poets, including Linda Quinlan, Samn Stockwell, Kim Ward, and Toussaint St. Negritude, will read in person in the Hayes Room. Contact Linda Quinlan at bellinghambell2003@yahoo.com for more information.

Free

Lantern Making Workshop

The Rainbow Bridge Community Center 81 Main Street, Suite 2, Barre, VT

For Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Mosaic Vermont is holding an art workshop for members of the community to make homemade lanterns for themselves or for someone they care about. The lanterns represent hope and remembrance of those affected by sexual harm. These lanterns will be hung and lit during our annual Take Back the Night […]

Free

Local Visions: Tracey J. Hambleton

Adamant Co-Op 1313 Haggett Road, Adamant

Oil painting explorations of the meadows, mountains, and working landscape around East Montpelier and beyond. The Adamant Gallery is open during Co-op hours: 8 a.m. to 6p.m. on weekdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, 10 a.m.  to 1 p.m. on Sundays. Opening reception: April 13, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Central Vermont OLLI Presents: Hitchcock’s “Notorious”

Savoy Theater 26 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States

Rick Winston, author and film historian, presents this WWII spy drama and love story with Alfred Hitchcock directing two of his favorites ― Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant. Details and registration at learn.uvm.edu/olli/centralvt and 802-223-5886.  

Waka: Zen Buddhist Poetry Awakening

Kellogg-Hubbard Library 135 Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

An introduction to the form, history and practice of writing waka (5-7-5-7-7), the precursor of haiku (5-7-5). Zen Buddhist teachers, Seiso Paul Cooper and Kagayaki Karen Morris, both award-winning poets and authors, will present the waka of 12th century Japanese Buddhist poet Saigyo and others from the golden age of Japan’s enlightenment poetry.

Free

2024 Farmers Night Presents: “Springtime Serenade” with Solaris

The Solaris Vocal Ensemble is celebrating its 10th anniversary season. Join them for a Springtime Serenade concert which will feature a delightful array of choral favorites, including selections by Mozart and Bruckner along with stirring spirituals and dynamic folk songs. Located in the VT State House Chamber. Free and open to the public.

Free

Potluck and Presentation

Barre UU Church 19 Church Street, Barre, VT, United States

A free community gathering around a shared meal, with a free presentation and discussion. Please bring a dish or something to share, though not required for attendance. This month’s presentation will be the introduction of a new family card game.

Bag Lunch with Bards and Songs

Poets of all ages and persuasions are invited to bring a bag lunch and a poem by another poet, a song by another singer, or rhymes, ditties, from childhood. There will be sign-up sheet and each reader/singer will get five minutes before rotating to the next person. Contact David Hartnett at davidhartnett@mac.com for more information.

Kids Trade and Play

Capital City Grange 6612 Vermont Route 12, Montpelier, VT, United States

A monthly clothing and gear exchange, serving newborn through junior 12, women's and maternity. $3 donation per family, and participants are welcome to take all they need. Accepting only clean and in great condition items at the time of the event. Questions, or want to volunteer? Email Erin at Birthsinnerlight@yahoo.com

$3

Rootstock Poets

Kellogg-Hubbard Library 135 Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

Three Vermont poets will read from their debut books, all published by Rootstock Publishing April 2024. Amy Allen of Shelburne with "Mountain Offerings," Mary Elder Jacobsen of Calais with "Stonechat" and Kim Ward of Montpelier with "Fire on a Circle." Books for sale and available for signing. This is a free, in-person event in the […]

Free

33rd Annual Benefit Gala: The Midnight Garden

Join The Current for an elegant evening of abundance and creativity that will awaken your dreams. Themed "The Midnight Garden," this year’s benefit gala will feature a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, seated dinner and dessert, dancing, and late-night snacks. Complimentary select wine, beer, and cocktails are included in the ticket price. The event […]

Vermont Fiddle Orchestra Spring Concert

Barre Opera House 6 N. Main Street, Barre, VT, United States

The VFO will perform traditional marches, jigs, reels, waltzes and airs from Quebec, England, France, Sweden, Ireland and Scotland and a contemporary tune honoring the late David Kaynor, VFO’s previous director. Admission is by donation.

By Donation