Mar 16 – Mar 26, 2017

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Calendar / Mar. 16, 2017 9:03am EDT

Thursday, March 16

•Chronic Disease Workshop. Free Healthier Living Workshop for anyone living with chronic disease, build skills, share experiences, receive mutual support, free light breakfast included, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Joslyn House, 16 Maple Street, Randolph. To sign up, or for more info, call 802-728- 7714.

•Poetry Writing Workshop. Healing Arts for Women offers “Poetry with a Lower Case p” led by Taylor Katz, all levels of experience welcome, 6-8 p.m., Altus, Route 110, Chelsea. For info and to register, email info@safeart.org or call 802-685-3138.

•Cabin Fever University. Travel slide show series, “Travels in Peru,” presented by Anita Onofrio, free, no registration required, tea and cookies served, 7 p.m., Newton School, South Strafford. Contact: info@cabinfever.org or (802) 333-4303.

Friday, March 17

•Senator Bernie Sanders Visit. Public welcome, 3-3:45 p.m., Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center. Community members wishing to attend 3 p.m. session asked to RSVP at vtc.edu/ SandersRSVP.

•Bethel University Spring Break Celebration. 3 p.m.- closing, Bethel Depot, Main Street, Bethel, Info: 234-9803.

•Kids’ Yoga with Heather Harvey. For kids in grades 2-5, free, bring yoga mat or beach towel, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Roger Clark Memorial Library, Pittsfield. Sign up at www.pittsfieldlibrary.com/ programs or contact Heather at 802-353-8485.

•Saint Patrick’s Day Dance Party. Hosted by BarnArts, live music by Hot Flannel, tickets at the door, 7 p.m., Barnard Town Hall.

•Winter Evenings Talk. Violin maker Marc Gregoire talks about making and restoring violins, plays some music, examines and comments on violins that audience members bring, free, refreshments following, 7 p.m., Tunbridge Public Library, Route 110, across from the P.O., Tunbridge. Info: www.tunbridgelibrary.org or 889-9404.

•Bingo Night. Benefit for Tunbridge Grange #384, everyone welcome, 7 p.m., Tunbridge Town Hall. Info: Marilyn Vesper at 889- 5595.

•Saint Patrick’s Day Comedy Gala. Benefit for New Hampshire Milk Producers Emergency Relief Fund, Boston Irish comedians Jim McCue, Joey Carroll, and Jimmy PJ Walsh, plus Brinytide and Connolly Irish Step Dancers, tickets at the door, 8 p.m., Lebanon Opera House, Lebanon, N.H.

Saturday, March 18

•Bethel University Pop- Up Bookstore & Hangout. Browse for books, hang out with fellow students, enjoy live music and social time, free and open to all, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Blossom Block, downtown Bethel. Info: betheluniversityvt.org.

•Cribbage Tournament. Hosted by White River Lodge #90, registration begins at 9 a.m. and play begins at 10 a.m., coffee and doughnuts, prizes for winners, White River Lodge Hall, across railroad tracks from Lucky’s Trailer Sales, Bethel. Info: Eric Richardson at 234-9565.

•Royalton Lego Club. Legos provided, newcomers welcome, free, 1-2 p.m., Royalton Memorial Library, Alexander Place, South Royalton. Info: librarian@royaltonlibrary.org or 763-7094.

•Story Hour. Families invited for stories, activity, and light snack, 9 a.m., Tunbridge Public Library, across from the P.O., Route 110. Info: tunbridgelibrary@yahoo.com or 889-9404.

•Cartoon Workshop. Join fans (age 8 and up) of cartoons and drawing for artwork and fun, 10:30 a.m., Tunbridge Public Library, across from the P.O., Route 110. Info: tunbridgelibrary@yahoo.com or 889-9404.

•Pruning & Grafting Fruit Trees. Workshop taught by Mike Hebb, 1-4 p.m., Justin Morrill State Historic Site, 214 Morrill Memorial Highway, Strafford. Preregister online at www.morrillhomestead. org/news-events/2017-programsevents exhibits/#1. Info: director@morrillhomestead.org or 802-765-4288.

•Ham Supper. Sponsored by Sharon Church, prepared by “Chef Ed,” tickets at the door, take-out available, 5-6:30 p.m., Sharon Elementary School.

•Capital City Winter Market and Sugar on Snow. LePage Farm and Silloway Maple serving sugar on snow outside market entrance, market features over 20 local producers, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Montpelier City Center, 89 Main Street, Montpelier. Info: Ashton Kirol at 802-793-8347 or manager@montpelierfarmersmarket.com.

Sunday, March 19

•Film Screening. “Shane” (1953) enigmatic gunslinger rides into small Wyoming town with hopes of quietly settling down as farmhand, 6:30 p.m., Upper Gallery, Chandler Music Hall, Main Street, Randolph. Info: outreach@ chandler-arts.org or 802-431-0204.

•Church Breakfast. Breakfast lasagna, scrambled eggs, ham, bacon, sausage, hash brown patties, pancakes w/maple syrup, sweet breads, and even pies for sale, 8-11:30 a.m., Stockbridge Central School, Route 107, Stockbridge. For take out, call 234-9623 before 9 p.m. the night before.

•Cabin Fever University. Literary discussion examining impact of New Cosmology through the play “Constellations” by Nick Payne, free, 3:30-5 p.m., home of Martha Manheim, Strafford. Read the play ahead of time, register, and come to discuss it, plays available through library or Amazon. Info and directions: info@cabinfever.org or (802) 333-4303.

•No Strings Marionettes. “Wasabi, A Dragon’s Tale,” story of a princess who saves her kingdom, 1 p.m., Barre Opera House, Barre. Tickets: www.barreoperahouse.org or 802-476-8188.

Monday, March 20

•Cabin Fever University. “Custom Cakes,” presentation with Susan Hodges, how-to techniques, special tools, chance to try your hand at piping frosting, and cake to eat, small fee to participate, 7-8:30 p.m., Newton School, South Strafford. To register: info@cabinfever.org or (802) 333-4303.

Tuesday, March 21

•SoRo Fiber Crafters. Monthly crafting get-together, free, newcomers welcome, 6-8 p.m., Royalton Memorial Library, Alexander Place, South Royalton. Info: librarian@royaltonlibrary.org or 763-7094.

•Todd Lecture Series. “Junior Officers Leading in the Fleet,” presentation by Admiral Phil Davidson, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, 7 p.m., Plumley Armory, Norwich University, Northfield. Info: tls.norwich.edu or (802) 485-2633.

Wednesday, March 22

•“Revenge” Reading & Discussion Series. Suzanne Brown leads discussion of “Welcome to Hard Times” by E.L. Doctorow, free, 7 p.m., Kimball Public Library, Main Street, Randolph. Info: lynn@kimballlibrary.org or 728-5073.

•Film Showing. First program of a six-part series organized by BALE called “Localize the Economy: Build Resilient Communities,” filmmaker Steven Gorelick and documentary film “The Economics of Happiness,” food from Black Krim Tavern, free admission (donations welcome), 6:30 p.m., Bethany Church, Main Street, Randolph. Info: chris@balevt.org.

•Rabies Clinic. For dogs and cats, dog licenses also available, 5-7 p.m., Bethel Town Office. Info: Mark Belisle at 802-279-0820.

•“Human” Film Screening. Three-part documentary featuring stories and images of our world, sponsored by BALE, South Royalton Market and the Plainfield Coop, 7:15 p.m., Commons @ BALE, South Royalton. Info: Elizabeth Ferry at ferry@innevi.com.

•Cabin Fever University. “Guided Meditation” with Bob Bauer, introduction to mindfulness meditation, few minutes of instruction, quiet sitting period, talk/discussion/Q&A, wear loose, comfortable clothing, arrive on time, bring favorite cushion or pillow, chairs provided otherwise, optional donation to Cabin Fever University, 7-8:30 p.m., Morrill Memorial and Harris Library, Strafford. To register: info@cabinfever.org or (802) 333-4303.

Thursday, March 23

•Chronic Disease Workshop. Free Healthier Living Workshop for anyone living with a chronic disease. Build skills, share experiences, receive mutual support, free light breakfast included, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Joslyn House, 16 Maple Street, Randolph. To sign up, or for more information, call 802-728-7714.

•Blood Drawing. Walk-ins welcome, noon-5 p.m., South Royalton High School, 223 South Windsor Street, South Royalton. To make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

•March Madness. Sharon Sprouts host shopping event with vendors in school gym, live music by Still More Cats 2, bring non-perishable food donation for Sharon Food Shelf and be entered in raffle for “Local” basket, portion of proceeds benefits school Farm, Food, and Nutrition program, refreshments provided, 5-7 p.m., Sharon Elementary School, Route 14, Sharon.

•Cabin Fever University. Travel slide show series, “Cross Country Skiing in Norway and Switzerland,” presented by Jack Beecham, free, no registration required, tea and cookies served, 7 p.m., Newton School, South Strafford. Info: info@cabinfever.org or (802) 333-4303.

Friday, March 24

•65th Annual Comedy and Musical Showcase. Sponsored by Tunbridge Civic Club, tickets at the door, handicapped accessible, 7:30 p.m., Tunbridge Town Hall.

•Sharon Academy Middle School Circus. Carnival starts at 6 p.m., circus starts at 7 p.m., student performers directed by Troy Wunderle, Big Top Tour Artistic Director of Circus Smirkus and Director of Clowning for Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Sharon Academy High School, Route 14, Sharon.

•Bingo Night. Benefit for Tunbridge Grange #384, everyone welcome, 7 p.m., Tunbridge Town Hall. Info: Marilyn Vesper at 889- 5595.

Saturday, March 25

•Mini Mud. Youth variety show features almost 50 young performers ages 8-18 from 11 communities and two states, 7 p.m., Chandler Music Hall, Main Street, Randolph. Tickets: www.chandler-arts.org or 728-6464.

•Bethel University Pop- Up Bookstore & Hangout. Browse for books, hang out with fellow students, enjoy live music and social time, free and open to all, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Blossom Block, downtown Bethel. Info: betheluniversityvt.org.

•Sugar on Snow and Roast Pork Dinner. Benefit for Deacons Fund of United Church of Bethel, tickets at the door, 5 p.m., White Church, Bethel.

•Soup-a-thon. Benefit for Quintown Senior Center, soups and desserts, admission by donation, 5-7 p.m., Stockbridge Meeting House, Stockbridge Common.

•Story Hour. “Spring!” stories, activity, and light snack, all welcome, 9 a.m., Tunbridge Public Library, across from the P.O., Route 110. Info: tunbridgelibrary@yahoo.com or 889-9404.

•65th Annual Comedy and Musical Showcase. Sponsored by Tunbridge Civic Club, tickets at the door, handicapped accessible, 7:30 p.m., Tunbridge Town Hall.

•Cabin Fever University. Basketmaking, with Anita Onofrio and Dottie Dubey, learn traditional techniques in relaxed atmosphere, go home with completed basket, no experience necessary, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Newton School, South Strafford. To register and see list of items to bring: info@cabinfever.org or (802) 333-4303.

•Pruning & Grafting Fruit Trees. Workshop taught by Mike Hebb, 1-4 p.m., Justin Morrill State Historic Site, 214 Morrill Memorial Highway, Strafford. Pre-register online at http://tiny. cc/morrillpruning2017. Info: director@morrillhomestead.org or 802-765-4288.

•Sharon Academy Middle School Circus. Carnival starts at 3 p.m., circus starts at 4 p.m., student performers directed by Troy Wunderle, Big Top Tour Artistic Director of Circus Smirkus and Director of Clowning for Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Sharon Academy High School, Route 14, Sharon.

Sunday, March 26

•Cabin Fever University. Literary discussion examining impact of western culture on modern Arabic culture through the play “The Bird Has Flown” by dramatist Abdal-Aziz al-Surayyi, free, 3:30-5 p.m., home of Martha Manheim, Strafford. Read play ahead of time, register, and come to discuss it, plays available through library or Amazon. Info and directions: info@cabinfever.org or (802) 333-4303.

Ongoing Mondays

•Yoga Classes. Continuing Level I, 4:30-5:45 p.m.; Level II, 6-7:30 p.m.; led by Sylvie Desautels, Chandler Music Hall, Main Street, Randolph. Info: sylvidesautels@gmail.com or 802-498-8439.

•Yoga Classes. All levels, led by Emily Harvey Dooley, NCMT, 9:30 a.m., and Vinyasa (Level 2) at 6 p.m., in the barn, Three Stallion Inn, Stock Farm Road, Randolph. Info: 728-6417.

•Zumba Class. First class free, 5 p.m, SHAPE Gym, VTC, Randolph Center. Info: zumbundancejoy@gmail.com.

•Cribbage and Bingo. 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Randolph Senior Center, Hale St. Info: 728-9324.

•Randolph Food Shelf. Open 3-5 p.m., 12 Prince Street, Randolph. Info: 431-0144.

•Alcoholics Anonymous. 7 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, Summer Street, Randolph. District 5 Hotline: 1-802-295-7611.

•Pickleball. Equipment not needed, 6-7 p.m., Brookfield Elementary School. Info: 728-5433.

•Zumba Class. 6-7 p.m., Spice Studio, South Main Street, Rochester. Info: 802-917-3061.

•Bethel Food Shelf. Open noon-2 p.m., basement of White Church, Route 12 (Church Street), Bethel. Info: 234-9988.

•Continuing Yoga. 9-10:30 a.m. and 6-7:30 p.m., VTISA, Seven Stars Center, Route 14, Sharon. Info: Rose Loving at 802- 763-7434 or loving@sover.net.

•Story Time. 10 a.m., Chelsea Public Library.

•Spirited Improv. Dance to live music, 6:30 p.m., Chelsea Town Hall. Call 685-3138 if planning to attend.

•Laughing Yoga. Led by Tracy Penfield, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Chelsea Town Hall. Info: 685-3138 or tpenfield@safeart.org.

•Green Mountain Cloggers. Non-profit group, clogging and Irish step lessons, new dancers (all ages) welcome, 6-8 p.m., Green Mountain Tavern, Barre. Info: 802-522-2935, or e-mail Green- MtnClogger@aol.com.

Ongoing Tuesdays

•Men’s Breakfast. All welcome to drop by for breakfast between 5:30-8 a.m., Green Mountain Gospel Chapel, Route 66 and Hebard Hill Road, Randolph. Info: 728-9793.

•Computer Drop-in Time. Get computer and technology questions answered, free, 3:30-6 p.m., Randolph Technical Career Center, Forest St., Randolph. Info: jessamyn@gmail.com.

•Mahjong. 10 a.m.-noon, Randolph Senior Center, Hale St. Info: 728-9324.

•Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Balance. Free, 9:45-10:30 a.m., Randolph Senior Center, Hale Street, Randolph. Info: 728- 9324.

•Chronic Conditions Support Group. Discussion and educational group for people with chronic illnesses, meets second Tuesday of each month, free, no registration required, 10:30-11:30 a.m., conference center, Gifford Medical Center, Randolph. Info: 728-7714.

•Randolph Food Shelf. Open 1-5 p.m., 12 Prince Street, Randolph. Info: 431-0144.

•Alcoholics Anonymous. 7 p.m., United Church, Main Street, Randolph. District 5 Hotline: 1-802-295-7611.

•Bookcrafting Open Studio. Taught by Donna Stepien, 1-3 p.m., White River Craft Center, Kimball House, Randolph Avenue, Randolph. Info: 781-710-6512 or donna@zloty-design.com.

•Children’s Ballet Classes. Pre-ballet at 4 p.m., beginner ballet at 5 p.m., Central Vermont Wellness Studio & Conference Center, Pleasant Street, Randolph. Info: icorbettrich@gmail.com.

•Adult Co-Ed Basketball. Pick-up games, 7-9 p.m., Randolph Elementary School. Info: 728-5433.

•Kickboxing. 6 p.m., Central Vermont Wellness Studio & Conference Center, Pleasant Street, Randolph. Info: icorbettrich@gmail.com.

•Free Preschool Playgroup. Sponsored by Orange County Parent Child Center, open to children birth to age five, 9:30-11:30 a.m., First Congregational Church, Brookfield. Info: 685-2264.

•Crochet Class. 6-7 p.m., Rochester Public Library, Main Street, Rochester.

•Family History Center Open. Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., also Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and by appointment, public welcome, free access to ancestry.com and other genealogy sites, let us help you do your family history research, Dairy Hill, South Royalton, LDS Lane, chapel building. Info: 802-763-7784.

•Alcoholics Anonymous. 7 p.m., Oakes Bldg., Room 110, Vermont Law School, South Royalton. District 5 Hotline: 1-802- 295-7611.

•Beginner Yoga. 9-10:30 a.m., VTISA, Seven Stars Center, Route 14, Sharon. Info: Rose Loving at 802-763-7434 or loving@sover.net.

Ongoing Wednesdays

•Step ‘n’ Time Line dancers of Central Vermont. Meet every Wednesday, first hour begin- ner level lessons, second hour intermediate level for experienced dancers, 6:45-8:45 p.m., Esther Mesh Room, Chandler Music Hall, Main Street, Randolph. Info: Sid McLam at 728-5722.

•Zumba Class. First class free, 5 p.m, SHAPE Gym, VTC, Randolph Center. Info: zumbundancejoy@gmail.com.

•Argentine Tango Practica. Free, no partner necessary, smooth soled shoes recommended, fundamentals workshop, 8-8:30 p.m.; practica with coaching available, 8:30-9:30 p.m.; practica, 9:30- 10:30 p.m., Red Schoolhouse, South Randolph Road, Randolph Center. Info: znuite@vtc.edu or 802-461-7041.

•Alcoholics Anonymous. 7 p.m., United Church, Main Street, Randolph. District 5 Hotline: 1-802-295-7611.

•Video Art History Appreciation Class. 12:45-1:45 p.m., Randolph Senior Center, Hale St. Info: 728-9324.

•Randolph Food Shelf. Open 3-5 p.m., 12 Prince Street, Randolph. Info: 431-0144.

•Weight Loss Support Group. Get help and support on weight loss journey, free, 6-7 p.m., Gifford Medical Center, conference center, South Main St., Randolph. No registration required.

•Chronic Conditions Support Group. Free discussion group for anyone with a chronic illness, 3-4 p.m., Gifford Medical Center, conference center, South Main St., Randolph. No registration required.

•Adult Co-ed Volleyball. Pick-up games, 7-9 p.m., Randolph Elem. School. Info: 234-6275.

•Bethel Food Shelf. Open 4-6 p.m., basement, White Church, Route 12 (Church Street), Bethel. Info: 234-9988.

•Game Night. Chess, mahjong, cribbage, and backgammon, 5:30-7 p.m., Sandy’s Books and Bakery, Main Street, Rochester. Info: 767- 4258.

•Yoga in Rochester. All levels welcome, 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m., Spice Studio, South Main Street, Rochester. Info: charles@madriver.com or 802- 793-0117.

•Level I Yoga. Led by Sylvie Desautels RYT, 5:30-7 p.m., BALE Commons on the green, South Royalton. Info: sylviedesautels@gmail.com or 802-498-8439.

•Free Preschool Playgroup. Sponsored by Orange County Parent Child Center, open to children birth to age five, 9:30-11 a.m., United Church on the Green, South Royalton. Info: 685-2264.

•Yoga Flow. Led by Tracy Penfield, 9-10:30 a.m., Altus Movement Studio, Route 110, Chelsea. All levels welcome. Info: 685-3138 or tpenfield@safeart.org.

•Whist Party. 1 p.m., Chelsea Grange Hall.

•Storytime with Esther. Geared towards children 3-8, but all ages welcome, 3 p.m., Chelsea Public Library.

•Young Writers’ Workshop. Writing assistance, time to share writing and have fun, open to all youth age nine and up, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Tunbridge Library, Route 110, across from the P.O. Info: 802-889-9404 or tunbridgelibrary@yahoo.com.

•Japanese Calligraphy and Brush Painting. All levels welcome, ages 10 and older, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Vt. Independent School of the Arts, 7 Stars Center, Rte. 14, Sharon. Call Ginger at 617-686- 6433 to register, drop-ins welcome.

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