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April 2021

Pre-School Story Time with Miss Meliss

April 20 @ 10:30 am
On line
Free

Montpelier's Hubbard-Kellogg Library presents a weekly story time for pre-school aged children on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Recommended for ages 2-4. 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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Calida Garcia Rawles: Bennington College’s Visual Arts Lecture Series

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom event, Internet
Free

Merging sharp hyper-realism with poetic abstraction, Los Angeles-based Calida Garcia Rawles paints African-American women and men submerged in glistening water; bodies are swarmed by a flurry of bubbles, ripples, and refracted light. Her work has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions and recently created the cover art for Ta-Nehisi Coates’s debut novel, The Water Dancer. Her work is in numerous public and private collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA and the Studio Museum in Harlem, New…

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Emerging Vermont Voices Reading

April 20 @ 7:00 pm
Zoom event, Internet
Free

Poets Shanta Lee Gander, Jad Yassine, and Desmond Peeples read from their work in this program cosponsored by the Sundog Poetry Center and the Poetry Society of Vermont. They will participate in a Q&A after the reading. Shanta Lee Gander is the winner of Diode Editions’ full-length book contest for her debut poetry compilation, "GHETTOCLAUSTROPHOBIA." Desmond Peeples is the founding editor of "Mount Island," a literary magazine for rural LGBTQ+ and POC voices. Jad Yassine’s writing has appeared in "Francis House," "Bellevue Literary Review,"…

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MSAC Members Poetry Reading

April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom event, Internet
Free

Six exceptional poets of the Montpelier Senior Activity Center will be reading on Zoom. Please join us for a reading and conversation. The work of the poets covers issues from politics to gardening with humor and grace. 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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Voicing HeArt Workshop: How to Write a Love Poem

April 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Need a little spark or inspiration to write your Love Poem to Montpelier? Hop onto this low-key, non-critique online introductory workshop with poet, JC Wayne, to explore what a love poem is, learn how to make one that really moves people, and try writing prompt "ekphrastic" (art inspired) exercises to build up your muscle of expressing love through poetry. Pre-registration required at poatry.org/workshops. Kids, school classes and homeschoolers are especially welcome and encouraged to participate.

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Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup

April 22 @ 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 22 @ 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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Beekeeping 101 with Kim Greenwood

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
On line
Free

Join Kim Greenwood, a longtime beekeeper and former president of the Vermont Beekeepers Association, for a virtual workshop on Earth Day that explores a year in the life of a beekeeper. Kim will touch on seasonal patterns, plant sources, honey harvesting, environmental threats, and more. Come with questions! This program is perfect for beginning and aspiring beekeepers alike, as well as anyone interested in how to support the incredible creatures that are so vital to our ecosystems. Register for the event…

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Nature Trivia Night

April 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
On line
Free

Calling all Nature Nerds! Join Northeast Wilderness Trust and North Branch Nature Center to celebrate Earth Day the wild way, with a round of Nature Trivia. With a variety of topics and a range of easy, medium, and difficult questions, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. We’ll have prizes for the first, second, and third-place winners, and plenty of laughter and learning to go around for all. Click here to register for Nature Trivia Night to celebrate Earth…

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2022 Muddy Onion Spring Classic Gravel Grinder

April 23 @ 9:30 am
Onion River Outdoors, 20 Langdon St
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States
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$60

Come out of your winter hibernation for a fully supported gravel grinder covering (almost) all of the amazing dirt roads Central Vermont has to offer. It's not easy, but it's definitely worth it. For those who are just getting their bike legs under them, there is a shorter loop that will still give you plenty of dirt, fun, and cow sightings. Cap off your amazing Saturday ride with delicious food and beers (included with entry) at the post-ride party back at Onion…

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