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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. Elliot Burg and Athena Petra Tasiopoulos

    November 5, 2019, 12:00 PM - January 3, 2020, 4:00 PM @ T. W. Wood Gallery

    The T.W. Wood Art Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibit by Elliot Burg and Athena Tasiopoulos. The exhibit will run from November 5th, 2019 to January 3rd, 2020. All shows are free and open to the public. Reception - November 7th - 5:00 - 7:00pm Artist Talk - December 6th - 5:00pm Elliot Burg is a freelance photographer from Middlesex, Vermont. In 2018, Elliot Burg traveled to Havana, Cuba, to capture portraits and photograph musicians and dancers in the streets playing music and moving their bodies to the rhythms of salsa and reggaetón. Athena Petra Tasiopoulos is a mixed media collage artist and fine art photographer. The artist creates surface texture, depth, and dimension by covering and inscribing paper and photographic collages with encaustic. By re-inventing antiquated portraits, Tasiopoulos allows her subjects to transcend the constraints of time and place.

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  2. Elliot Burg and Athena Petra Tasiopoulos

    November 5, 2019, 12:00 PM - January 3, 2020, 4:00 PM @ T. W. Wood Gallery

    The T.W. Wood Art Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibit by Elliot Burg and Athena Tasiopoulos. The exhibit will run from November 5th, 2019 to January 3rd, 2020. All shows are free and open to the public. Reception - November 7th - 5:00 - 7:00pm Artist Talk - December 6th - 5:00pm Elliot Burg is a freelance photographer from Middlesex, Vermont. In 2018, Elliot Burg traveled to Havana, Cuba, to capture portraits and photograph musicians and dancers in the streets playing music and moving their bodies to the rhythms of salsa and reggaetón. Athena Petra Tasiopoulos is a mixed media collage artist and fine art photographer. The artist creates surface texture, depth, and dimension by covering and inscribing paper and photographic collages with encaustic. By re-inventing antiquated portraits, Tasiopoulos allows her subjects to transcend the constraints of time and place.

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  3. 59th Annual Plainfield Christmas Bird Count

    December 14, 2019, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Plainfield

    Join the nation's largest and longest-running citizen science project. This winter bird count, organized by the National Audubon Society, has been getting birdwatchers outside recording species in their backyards and towns for 118 years! This project has become a powerful tool for understanding the rise and fall of bird populations over time. NBNC organizes and compiles two local Christmas Bird Count circles. The Plainfield circle encompasses a 7.5-mile radius around Plainfield, including the towns of Montpelier, East Montpelier, Calais, Orange, and Barre.

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  4. Let it Bee Arts and Crafts Fair

    December 14, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ The Garage Cultural Center

    Let it Bee Arts and Craft Fair A day of workshops, music, food, and holiday shopping! Join GCC and Center for Sustainable Systems for a day long event celebrating the artisans of Central Vermont and beyond. Workshops for the whole family. Learn to make beeswax wrap for your food and do away with plastic wrap. Use essential oils and beeswax to make a salve that helps with body pain and stiffness. We will discuss how to make herbal infusions and how to choose the best oils and ingredients. Children can learn to make origami bees and watch as an artist decorates eggs using beeswax. Vendors will be selling wonderful last minute gifts like earrings, pottery, felt ornaments, honey, quilts, leather products, fiber art, greeting cards and more Vendors will be on hand selling pottery, honey, beeswax products, quilts, leather goods, art, and so much more!! Music, raffled food!!

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  5. Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market

    December 14, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Montpelier City Hall

    The Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market is the spot to buy gifts from some of the best makers in Vermont. When you "gift local" you not only support our Vermont community, but also turn your friends and family onto another great Vermont business. From booze to booties, clay to quilts and sweets to balms, the Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market has crafts from over 45 Vermont artisans to complete your gift list. Each year, Touch of Vermont shoppers make a difference in the lives of hundreds of local families with babies - and win amazing prizes at the same time - by entering for a chance to win in the holiday market’s raffle hosted by Good Beginnings of Central Vermont.

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  6. Sunsoil CBD 2 Cents/mg Refill Event

    December 14, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Hunger Mountain Co-op

    Join Sunsoil at Hunger Mountain Co-op to refill your Sunsoil Unflavored CBD Oil at 2 cents/mg on Saturday, December 7 and December 14, from 12 to 4 p.m. We want to make high quality CBD oil accessible. That's why we've teamed up with Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier, VT, to bring CBD to the people at the lowest price in the country. Come in and refill your Sunsoil bottle for 2¢/MG—that's $12 for a 600MG bottle.* Don't have a bottle? You can purchase one at the event! Sunsoil makes high quality CBD with simple ingredients on our farms in Vermont. We extract CBD from USDA certified organic hemp using organic coconut oil. The result is a whole-plant product with fewer ingredients. Learn more about Sunsoil and explore our CBD tinctures, softgels, capsules and oils at Sunsoil.com/refill.

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  7. Children’s Vermont History Story Hour

    December 14, 2019, 1:00 PM @ Vermont History Museum

    Help the Vermont Historical Society celebrate the winter season with a reading from a Vermont history children’s story. During the reading, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or coffee and treats. Afterwards, we invite you to stay for a craft activity. Most suitable for families with children under the age of 13. Refreshments and reading will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. Story hour is free for members and included with the price of admission to the Vermont History Museum for the general public. Admission: Adults: $7; families: $20; seniors, students, children: $5; members and children under 6: free.

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  8. EarthWalk 7th Annual Holiday Craft Making Party

    December 14, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Christ Episcopal Church

    Learn from EarthWalk’s skilled mentors how to make your own natural crafts including holiday cards, wreaths, candles and more. Live indie folk music by the very talented duo Jennings & McComber. There will also be a bake sale fundraiser! Come with your family and friends or just stop by to learn about EarthWalk. We hope to see you there. Children under 12, please bring an adult. Please leave pets at home. Visit our website at earthwalkvermont.org to learn more, or call (802) 454-8500. See you there! EarthWalk is a 501c(3) non-profit dedicated to empowering children, families and communities to reconnect with and care for one another and the Earth through long term nature-based mentoring.

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  9. Award Winning Short Outside + Q&A with DL

    December 15, 2019, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ The Savoy Theater

    Salon Black Walnut presents Boston Artist *Daniel Laurent* (DL) in a Community Conversation. Screening of the Award Winning Short "OUTSIDE" with additional documentary footage. DanielLaurent.com artist's Reflection & Dialogue on the psychological impact of gun homicide & violence on our youth & communities. Exploration of his Self Expression via verses and therapeutic art making in response to trauma. Discussion of community and connection to build a legacy for our youth & Break the Cycle. Salon Black Walnut proudly presents this heartfelt voice from an urban American Experience. Growing from the streets to fatherhood, working man, homeowner and compassionate youth worker, DL comes to collaborate and communicate with concerned parents, artists, youth & youth workers in Vermont. Daniel Laurent is fearless in answering cultural questions & in posing them across our diverse rural and urban perspectives. If you cannot join us please buy a ticket for a youth to attend.

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  10. Award winning short OUTSIDE + Q&A with DL

    December 15, 2019, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ The Savoy Theater

    Salon Black Walnut presents Boston Artist *Daniel Laurent* (DL) in a Community Conversation. Screening of the Award Winning Short "OUTSIDE" with additional documentary footage. DanielLaurent.com artist's Reflection & Dialogue on the psychological impact of gun homicide & violence on our youth & communities. Exploration of his Self Expression via verses and therapeutic art making in response to trauma. Discussion of community and connection to build a legacy for our youth & Break the Cycle. Salon Black Walnut proudly presents this heartfelt voice from an urban American Experience. Growing from the streets to fatherhood, working man, homeowner and compassionate youth worker, DL comes to collaborate and communicate with concerned parents, artists, youth & youth workers in Vermont. Daniel Laurent is fearless in answering cultural questions & in posing them across our diverse rural and urban perspectives.

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  11. Ring, Christmas Tower Bells!

    December 16, 2019, 11:58 AM - 12:28 PM @ Trinity United Methodist Church.

    For the ninth consecutive year, noon-hour recitals of Christmas carols will be played on the historic tower bells of Montpelier's Trinity United Methodist Church. The bells will also be played for half an hour before the ten o'clock worship services on the third and fourth Sundays of Advent and after the Christmas Eve service. Michael Loris will play the unrestored 1908 McShane chime of ten bells (the only completely original tower bell instrument in Vermont), and the matching 1872 bass bell (or bourdon), one of the largest bells in the Green Mountain State (2,552 lb.). The eleven untuned bronze bells weigh more than five tons, and are played by hand. The diatonic chime is completely mechanical, and was designed for the keys of C major and F major. Each recital will begin with two four-bell peals using the five notes of the Introit of the Christmas Midnight Mass, Dominus dixit ad me, and Psalm 2, Quare fremuerunt gentes?

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  12. Ring, Christmas Tower Bells!

    December 17, 2019, 11:58 AM - 12:28 PM @ Trinity United Methodist Church.

    For the ninth consecutive year, noon-hour recitals of Christmas carols will be played on the historic tower bells of Montpelier's Trinity United Methodist Church. The bells will also be played for half an hour before the ten o'clock worship services on the third and fourth Sundays of Advent and after the Christmas Eve service. Michael Loris will play the unrestored 1908 McShane chime of ten bells (the only completely original tower bell instrument in Vermont), and the matching 1872 bass bell (or bourdon), one of the largest bells in the Green Mountain State (2,552 lb.). The eleven untuned bronze bells weigh more than five tons, and are played by hand. The diatonic chime is completely mechanical, and was designed for the keys of C major and F major. Each recital will begin with two four-bell peals using the five notes of the Introit of the Christmas Midnight Mass, Dominus dixit ad me, and Psalm 2, Quare fremuerunt gentes?

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

    December 17, 2019, 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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  14. Ring, Christmas Tower Bells!

    December 18, 2019, 11:58 AM - 12:28 PM @ Trinity United Methodist Church.

    For the ninth consecutive year, noon-hour recitals of Christmas carols will be played on the historic tower bells of Montpelier's Trinity United Methodist Church. The bells will also be played for half an hour before the ten o'clock worship services on the third and fourth Sundays of Advent and after the Christmas Eve service. Michael Loris will play the unrestored 1908 McShane chime of ten bells (the only completely original tower bell instrument in Vermont), and the matching 1872 bass bell (or bourdon), one of the largest bells in the Green Mountain State (2,552 lb.). The eleven untuned bronze bells weigh more than five tons, and are played by hand. The diatonic chime is completely mechanical, and was designed for the keys of C major and F major. Each recital will begin with two four-bell peals using the five notes of the Introit of the Christmas Midnight Mass, Dominus dixit ad me, and Psalm 2, Quare fremuerunt gentes?

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  15. Wetland, Woodland, Wildland: Book Launch and Presentation

    December 18, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ North Branch Nature Center

    This new second edition, co-authored by Elizabeth Thompson of the Vermont Land Trust, and Eric Sorenson and Robert Zaino of the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, incorporates recent scientific research about the state’s natural communities and includes descriptions of newly recognized natural community types. To celebrate the publication of this new edition, the authors will present a slide show entitled “Wetland, Woodland, Wildland: A Tour of Vermont’s Natural Communities.”

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  16. Holiday Blooms at Fresh Tracks Farm

    December 18, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery

    Join us and Alice's Table Vermont for a festive holiday arrangement workshop, a perfect gift to yourself as the holidays come into full swing! Enjoy $5 glasses of wine during our Wine Down Wednesday, learn tips and tricks of arrangement design, preservation, and holiday inspiration. Find the perfect wines to pair with you holiday meal or as gifts to the wine lover's on your list, and take home your beautiful creation!

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  17. Lost Nation Theater Stories for the Season

    December 18, 2019, 7:00 PM @ City Hall Performing Arts Center

    Join favorite LNT artists and fans for cozy dramatic readings of stories from around the world that celebrate the return of the light from a host of traditions. Presentations include Solstice stories, some Dr Seuss, Jewish tales, merry music, Native American lore, and a little Charles Dickens. Stories suitable for all ages and fun for the whole family.

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  18. Stories for the Season

    December 18, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ City Hall Arts Center

    Lost Nation Theater presents STORIES FOR THE SEASON – a special holiday-inspired special event - one night only Wednesday December 18th at Montpelier City Hall Arts Center. Join favorite LNT artists and fans for cozy dramatic readings of stories from around the world that celebrate the return of the light from a host of traditions. Presentations include Solstice stories, some Dr Seuss, Jewish tales, merry music, Native American lore, and a little Charles Dickens. Stories suitable for all ages and fun for the whole family. Box Office and Lobby will open at 6:15pm. Seating begins at 6:30pm and the readings begins at 7pm.? City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main Street, Montpelier. The theater is wheelchair accessible and an assisted listening system is available. Lost Nation Theater’s gift to the community, STORIES OF THE SEASON is Free! ?(Donations are welcome.) Tasty Treats and warm beverages will be sold. For more information call 802-229-0492 or visit www.lostnationtheater.or

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  19. Ring, Christmas Tower Bells!

    December 19, 2019, 11:58 AM - 12:28 PM @ Trinity United Methodist Church.

    For the ninth consecutive year, noon-hour recitals of Christmas carols will be played on the historic tower bells of Montpelier's Trinity United Methodist Church. The bells will also be played for half an hour before the ten o'clock worship services on the third and fourth Sundays of Advent and after the Christmas Eve service. Michael Loris will play the unrestored 1908 McShane chime of ten bells (the only completely original tower bell instrument in Vermont), and the matching 1872 bass bell (or bourdon), one of the largest bells in the Green Mountain State (2,552 lb.). The eleven untuned bronze bells weigh more than five tons, and are played by hand. The diatonic chime is completely mechanical, and was designed for the keys of C major and F major. Each recital will begin with two four-bell peals using the five notes of the Introit of the Christmas Midnight Mass, Dominus dixit ad me, and Psalm 2, Quare fremuerunt gentes?

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  20. Third Thursday: Burlington Brewing

    December 19, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Vermont History Museum

    Burlington has welcomed local farms, breweries and distilleries with open arms. The Queen City fosters a unique culture around beer and farm-to-table cuisine. Daniel Standiford established the city’s first brewery in 1880. Prohibition ushered in a dry era that remained for more than a century until Greg and Nancy Noonan fought the law and established Vermont Pub & Brewery in the late 1980s. Since then, breweries have popped up, from nationally recognized Magic Hat down to the city’s first blendery, House of Fermentology. Authors Adam Krakowski and Jeff S. Baker II explore Burlington’s sudsy history from early newspaper clippings to modern-day tastemakers, along with some delicious recipes.

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  21. Onion River Exchange- Community Potluck

    December 19, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Onion River Exchange Community Potluck will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church in Montpelier.

    Onion River Exchange Community Potluck- Bring a dish to share and your appetite. Join us for a time to partake in a meal and socialize with our ORE Community. This is a great time to connect. If you are interested in becoming a member check out our website:orexchange.org. We hope to see you there.

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  22. Ring, Christmas Tower Bells!

    December 20, 2019, 11:58 AM - 12:28 PM @ Trinity United Methodist Church.

    For the ninth consecutive year, noon-hour recitals of Christmas carols will be played on the historic tower bells of Montpelier's Trinity United Methodist Church. The bells will also be played for half an hour before the ten o'clock worship services on the third and fourth Sundays of Advent and after the Christmas Eve service. Michael Loris will play the unrestored 1908 McShane chime of ten bells (the only completely original tower bell instrument in Vermont), and the matching 1872 bass bell (or bourdon), one of the largest bells in the Green Mountain State (2,552 lb.). The eleven untuned bronze bells weigh more than five tons, and are played by hand. The diatonic chime is completely mechanical, and was designed for the keys of C major and F major. Each recital will begin with two four-bell peals using the five notes of the Introit of the Christmas Midnight Mass, Dominus dixit ad me, and Psalm 2, Quare fremuerunt gentes?

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  23. Ring, Christmas Tower Bells!

    December 21, 2019, 11:58 AM - 12:28 PM @ Trinity United Methodist Church.

    For the ninth consecutive year, noon-hour recitals of Christmas carols will be played on the historic tower bells of Montpelier's Trinity United Methodist Church. The bells will also be played for half an hour before the ten o'clock worship services on the third and fourth Sundays of Advent and after the Christmas Eve service. Michael Loris will play the unrestored 1908 McShane chime of ten bells (the only completely original tower bell instrument in Vermont), and the matching 1872 bass bell (or bourdon), one of the largest bells in the Green Mountain State (2,552 lb.). The eleven untuned bronze bells weigh more than five tons, and are played by hand. The diatonic chime is completely mechanical, and was designed for the keys of C major and F major. Each recital will begin with two four-bell peals using the five notes of the Introit of the Christmas Midnight Mass, Dominus dixit ad me, and Psalm 2, Quare fremuerunt gentes?

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  24. Ring, Christmas Tower Bells!

    December 23, 2019, 11:58 AM - 12:28 PM @ Trinity United Methodist Church.

    For the ninth consecutive year, noon-hour recitals of Christmas carols will be played on the historic tower bells of Montpelier's Trinity United Methodist Church. The bells will also be played for half an hour before the ten o'clock worship services on the third and fourth Sundays of Advent and after the Christmas Eve service. Michael Loris will play the unrestored 1908 McShane chime of ten bells (the only completely original tower bell instrument in Vermont), and the matching 1872 bass bell (or bourdon), one of the largest bells in the Green Mountain State (2,552 lb.). The eleven untuned bronze bells weigh more than five tons, and are played by hand. The diatonic chime is completely mechanical, and was designed for the keys of C major and F major. Each recital will begin with two four-bell peals using the five notes of the Introit of the Christmas Midnight Mass, Dominus dixit ad me, and Psalm 2, Quare fremuerunt gentes?

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  25. Ring, Christmas Tower Bells!

    December 24, 2019, 11:58 AM - 12:28 PM @ Trinity United Methodist Church.

    For the ninth consecutive year, noon-hour recitals of Christmas carols will be played on the historic tower bells of Montpelier's Trinity United Methodist Church. The bells will also be played for half an hour before the ten o'clock worship services on the third and fourth Sundays of Advent and after the Christmas Eve service. Michael Loris will play the unrestored 1908 McShane chime of ten bells (the only completely original tower bell instrument in Vermont), and the matching 1872 bass bell (or bourdon), one of the largest bells in the Green Mountain State (2,552 lb.). The eleven untuned bronze bells weigh more than five tons, and are played by hand. The diatonic chime is completely mechanical, and was designed for the keys of C major and F major. Each recital will begin with two four-bell peals using the five notes of the Introit of the Christmas Midnight Mass, Dominus dixit ad me, and Psalm 2, Quare fremuerunt gentes?

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  26. Ring, Christmas Tower Bells!

    December 25, 2019, 11:58 AM - 12:28 PM @ Trinity United Methodist Church.

    For the ninth consecutive year, noon-hour recitals of Christmas carols will be played on the historic tower bells of Montpelier's Trinity United Methodist Church. The bells will also be played for half an hour before the ten o'clock worship services on the third and fourth Sundays of Advent and after the Christmas Eve service. Michael Loris will play the unrestored 1908 McShane chime of ten bells (the only completely original tower bell instrument in Vermont), and the matching 1872 bass bell (or bourdon), one of the largest bells in the Green Mountain State (2,552 lb.). The eleven untuned bronze bells weigh more than five tons, and are played by hand. The diatonic chime is completely mechanical, and was designed for the keys of C major and F major. Each recital will begin with two four-bell peals using the five notes of the Introit of the Christmas Midnight Mass, Dominus dixit ad me, and Psalm 2, Quare fremuerunt gentes?

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  27. 4th Annual Hunger Mountain Christmas Bird Count

    December 26, 2019, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Hunger Mountain

    The Hunger Mountain circle, now in its fourth year, encompasses a 7.5-mile radius around Mount Hunger, including Stowe, Waterbury, Duxbury, Middlesex, Bolton, and Worcester. Participants can either join a team to search a portion of their town by car and by foot, or tally feeder birds from the comfort of their own rocking chair. If you would like to participate in either event, please visit https://northbranchnaturecenter.org/christmas-bird-count/

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