Things to Do During COVID-19
Keep our community safe! If you are feeling unwell, please stay home. Remember to practice appropriate social distancing and other safety measures. For example, if you choose to go on a walk, please stay at least six feet away from any walking partners. Team sports, playgrounds, and social gatherings are not recommended.
- Join the Kellogg-Hubbard Library on Wednesday, September 30th from 6:30-8pm for a free virtual event, Mirna Valerio, Pivoting to Passion and Purpose. Mirna Valerio is an ultra marathoner and author of the bestselling memoir, A Beautiful Work in Progress. To resister for the event click HERE or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Don't miss Kellogg-Hubbard Library's Puzzle & Game Drop 'n' Swap. Drop your gently used, complete puzzles and games off at the library on September 25th from 10am-3pm. Everyone is welcome to come by September 29th from 10am-3pm to pick up new-to-you puzzles and games. You don't need to "drop" to "swap."
- Join Samatha Kolber on October 9th for a poetry reading to launch her debut chapbook, "Birth of a Daughter." This is a free and open to the public event and co-presented by Bear Pond Books and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Registration is required. RSVP HERE.
- Visit the Vermont History Museum's new exhibition and explore the career and inaugural gowns of Vermont's first female Governor, Madeline Kunin.
- Explore the online courses, webinars and activities for families offered by the North Branch Nature Center Online.
- Explore dozens of online classes offered privately by regular instructors of Montpelier Senior Activity Center – including Film, Spanish, Yoga, Pilates, Qi Gong, Painting, Drawing, Digital Photography and more. Contact information is available HERE.
- The City of Montpelier has prepared several family friendly activities to keep you outside and moving during this pandemic. Check out their newest activity Color the Town.
- Go for a walk around the State House grounds.
- Take a bike ride on the Montpelier Bike Path or on one of our area’s amazing mountain biking trails.
- Enjoy a self-guided walking tour of our historic downtown.
- Shop online at your favorite local stores. To see which ones take online orders, visit www.montpelieralive.org/onlineshopping
- Visit one of Montpelier’s stunning parks and get in touch with nature.
- Grab a book or puzzle from Bear Pond Books or Woodbury Mountain Toys, or pick up a new hobby from GuitarSam, Notion Fabric & Craft, or The Drawing Board. All have alternative shopping arrangements available, by email, phone, or online store.
- Center yourself with an online mediation class from Blossom Ayurveda.
- Take an online yoga or fitness class: Grateful Yoga, Embodied Yoga and Alpenglow.
- Get out and enjoy our natural beauty.
- Check out this nature walk: Head north from downtown up Elm Street and turn right on Cummings Street, which leads you to North Branch River Park’s trail following the North Branch of the Winooski River. Check out the beaver dams along the way. Cross over the footbridge to North Branch Nature Center, where you can take in free art and natural science exhibits and explore the trails through woods, meadows and riparian zones. Head across Elm Street to take the connector trail from Finch Road to Hubbard Park. Climb the 100-year-old tower in Hubbard Park to take in the views of the town framed by Camel’s Hump and the Worcester Range before making your way down the State House trail.
- Explore some of Vermont’s art galleries and museums, including the Vermont History Center, online!
- Join Librarian Nicole Westbom on Facebook for live streamed story time videos! You can watch live every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30am by visiting the Kellogg-Hubbard Library’s Facebook page.
- Check out Daryl Burtnett's exhibit at The Front, a cooperative gallery in downtown Montpelier. The Front presents "Daryl Burtnett: Respite" a solo show of recent work by the Front member artist. Burtnett's mixed media works on paper and canvas draw inspiration from the marks, textures and imprints time leaves on things and on us. Respite brings together work from the past several months, sharing works that have brought solace in these fraught times.Daryl Burtnett: Respite runs March 5th through November 29th. The Front is open Saturdays and Sundays 11-2, and Daryl welcomes showings by appointment. Join us for Daryl's artist talk via zoom on March 18th at 7:00pm; email email@example.com to rsvp.
- Check out our community calendar for more ideas.