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Capital City Community Calendar

Welcome to the Capital City Community Calendar. This is a comprehensive events calendar connecting our community with the wide array of events offered at in our vibrant city. If you are hosting an event in Montpelier, you are invited to list your event details here on our community calendar. Before submitting a community event, please refer to the calendar policy.

Festival & Events

  1. Design & Layout 101: A Free Workshop for the Inadvertent Designer

    January 23, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Kellogg-Hubbard Library

    Nearly everyone has had to create a poster, a report, or a social media image, but we are rarely taught how to design well. In this practical, free workshop, professional graphic designer Dana Dwinell-Yardley will discuss what makes graphic design effective (and ineffective), basic principles that show up in materials all around us, and resources and tools to bring your design ideas to life. Great for small business owners, desk-job professionals, students, or anyone who has ever been asked to design something and had no idea where to start. Dana Dwinell-Yardley has been a graphic designer for more than 15 years. She is the design force behind PoemCity Montpelier, Art Walk, and many other local businesses and nonprofits. Check out her work at ddydesign.com.

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  2. Naturalist Journeys: The Birds at the End of the World – Kerstin Lange

    January 24, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ NBNC

    When the Berlin Wall fell under the pressure of peaceful protests thirty years ago, the 900-mile-long border that had separated the two German states also became obsolete. During the four decades that humans were kept out, this narrow strip of land became a refuge for more than 1,200 rare plant and animal species. We’ll hear the story of how a 13-year old ornithologist provided the first, crucial documentation of this remarkable biodiversity, and how birds formed the basis for an unusual cross-border friendship. Between 2016 and 2018, writer and naturalist Kerstin Lange traced the former border by bicycle and on foot to investigate its human, ecological, and socio-political legacies. Kerstin will share the story of the border itself – its layers of history and its transformation into Germany’s longest, skinniest nature preserve – and reflect on the people she met on her expedition.

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  3. Bread and Puppet Theatre -The Bad Bedsheet Existibility Show Part 1 at TW Wood Gallery

    January 25, 2020, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ T. W. Wood Gallery

    The TW Wood Gallery is pleased to present the work of Peter Schumann of Bread and Puppet Theater. This important show will be exhibited in both the Hallway and the Nuquist Gallery. The new exhibit features hundreds of new works, big and small, by Peter Schumann and his Bread and Puppet Theater. The exhibit will run from January 25th to February 20th, 2020. All shows are free and open to the public. Reception: February 7th, 4:00 – 8:00pm - In Conjunction with Art Walk 5:00pm - Bread and Puppet Performance: The Bad Bedsheet Existibility Show Part 2 Peter Schumann will perform a Fiddle Rant and along with Bread and Puppet members and volunteers a Contastoria Performance for “The Bad Bedsheet Existibility Show Part 1” at the reception. There will be live music and singing and bread and aoli will be served at the end of the performance as is tradition. Items from the Bread and Puppet Press will be available for perusal and purchase.

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  4. All-Gender Roller Derby Recruitment

    January 26, 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Montpelier Recreation Center

    Ever wanted to try roller derby? Here's your chance! No experience or gear required to get started. Make new friends, get super strong and fit, have fun, and get working on those new year's resolutions. We are running an 8-week program to teach you all the skills you need to join the team! Never fear - there is no physical contact with other skaters at this introductory level. 18+, all genders and ability levels are welcome. We will lend you skates and protective gear (you must bring a mouthguard) for the duration of the program. Please RSVP with your shoe size so we can make sure we have skates for you.

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  5. Louella Bryant, Cowboy Code

    January 27, 2020, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Kellogg-Hubbard Library

    Louella Bryant will read from her newest book, Cowboy Code, set in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Bryant’s coming-of-age tale touches on issues of race, alcoholism, same-sex love and southern culture.

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  6. Bread and Puppet Theatre -The Bad Bedsheet Existibility Show Part 1 at TW Wood Gallery

    January 28, 2020, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ T. W. Wood Gallery

    The TW Wood Gallery is pleased to present the work of Peter Schumann of Bread and Puppet Theater. This important show will be exhibited in both the Hallway and the Nuquist Gallery. The new exhibit features hundreds of new works, big and small, by Peter Schumann and his Bread and Puppet Theater. The exhibit will run from January 25th to February 20th, 2020. All shows are free and open to the public. Reception: February 7th, 4:00 – 8:00pm - In Conjunction with Art Walk 5:00pm - Bread and Puppet Performance: The Bad Bedsheet Existibility Show Part 2 Peter Schumann will perform a Fiddle Rant and along with Bread and Puppet members and volunteers a Contastoria Performance for “The Bad Bedsheet Existibility Show Part 1” at the reception. There will be live music and singing and bread and aoli will be served at the end of the performance as is tradition. Items from the Bread and Puppet Press will be available for perusal and purchase.

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  7. Mother Up! Families Rise Up for Climate Action: Monthly Gathering

    January 28, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Unitarian Church of Montpelier

    All families welcome! Dinner and childcare are provided. We are a group of parents who know the climate crisis is upon us, and we want to do something about it, while sustaining our activism with humor, and community. We also talk about the trials, joys and tribulations of parenting children who are becoming more and more aware that our planet is struggling. Want to join the movement, ask a question, get on our newsletter list, or join this next gathering? Contact Heather at motherupmontpelier@350vt.org

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  8. Bread and Puppet Theatre -The Bad Bedsheet Existibility Show Part 1 at TW Wood Gallery

    January 29, 2020, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ T. W. Wood Gallery

    The TW Wood Gallery is pleased to present the work of Peter Schumann of Bread and Puppet Theater. This important show will be exhibited in both the Hallway and the Nuquist Gallery. The new exhibit features hundreds of new works, big and small, by Peter Schumann and his Bread and Puppet Theater. The exhibit will run from January 25th to February 20th, 2020. All shows are free and open to the public. Reception: February 7th, 4:00 – 8:00pm - In Conjunction with Art Walk 5:00pm - Bread and Puppet Performance: The Bad Bedsheet Existibility Show Part 2 Peter Schumann will perform a Fiddle Rant and along with Bread and Puppet members and volunteers a Contastoria Performance for “The Bad Bedsheet Existibility Show Part 1” at the reception. There will be live music and singing and bread and aoli will be served at the end of the performance as is tradition. Items from the Bread and Puppet Press will be available for perusal and purchase.

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  9. “Do I Have a Book in Me?” with Bill Schubart & Christopher Noël

    January 29, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Kellogg-Hubbard Library

    Authors Bill Schubart and Christopher Noël will lead a conversation about the art and craft of writing as well as the largely misunderstood continuum of publishing. Topics will including manuscript conception and development, editors, design, business agents, intellectual property rights, publishers, sales, and marketing. Bill Schubart is a literary fiction writer who writes about Vermont in fiction, humor, and opinion pieces. Christopher Noël holds a master’s degree in philosophy from Yale University and an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, where he then taught writing for twenty years. He is the author of seven books. Presented by the Vermont Authors Project.

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  10. Bread and Puppet Theatre -The Bad Bedsheet Existibility Show Part 1 at TW Wood Gallery

    January 30, 2020, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ T. W. Wood Gallery

    The TW Wood Gallery is pleased to present the work of Peter Schumann of Bread and Puppet Theater. This important show will be exhibited in both the Hallway and the Nuquist Gallery. The new exhibit features hundreds of new works, big and small, by Peter Schumann and his Bread and Puppet Theater. The exhibit will run from January 25th to February 20th, 2020. All shows are free and open to the public. Reception: February 7th, 4:00 – 8:00pm - In Conjunction with Art Walk 5:00pm - Bread and Puppet Performance: The Bad Bedsheet Existibility Show Part 2 Peter Schumann will perform a Fiddle Rant and along with Bread and Puppet members and volunteers a Contastoria Performance for “The Bad Bedsheet Existibility Show Part 1” at the reception. There will be live music and singing and bread and aoli will be served at the end of the performance as is tradition. Items from the Bread and Puppet Press will be available for perusal and purchase.

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  11. Bread and Puppet Theatre -The Bad Bedsheet Existibility Show Part 1 at TW Wood Gallery

    January 31, 2020, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ T. W. Wood Gallery

    The TW Wood Gallery is pleased to present the work of Peter Schumann of Bread and Puppet Theater. This important show will be exhibited in both the Hallway and the Nuquist Gallery. The new exhibit features hundreds of new works, big and small, by Peter Schumann and his Bread and Puppet Theater. The exhibit will run from January 25th to February 20th, 2020. All shows are free and open to the public. Reception: February 7th, 4:00 – 8:00pm - In Conjunction with Art Walk 5:00pm - Bread and Puppet Performance: The Bad Bedsheet Existibility Show Part 2 Peter Schumann will perform a Fiddle Rant and along with Bread and Puppet members and volunteers a Contastoria Performance for “The Bad Bedsheet Existibility Show Part 1” at the reception. There will be live music and singing and bread and aoli will be served at the end of the performance as is tradition. Items from the Bread and Puppet Press will be available for perusal and purchase.

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