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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.
October 30, 2018, 12:00 PM - January 4, 2019, 4:00 PM
The T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier, VT announces an upcoming exhibit of two Vermont artists, Mary McKay Lower and Elizabeth Nelson. Mary McKay Lower will exhibit landscapes and still life paintings. Elizabeth Nelson will feature works from her travels to Iceland. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 8, from 5-7:00 pm with music by the Two Thirds as Far duo. The reception is free and refreshments will be served.
Also featured is the gallery’s annual Holiday Pop Up Shop representing works from local Vermont artists and a Silent Auction benefitting the gallery. The Holiday Pop Up shop includes unique and affordable works from Vermont artists that make special holiday gifts and stocking stuffers. Support the Gallery and local Vermont artists while getting your holiday gift shopping done!
November 3, 2018, 12:00 PM - June 1, 2019, 4:00 PM
The T.W. Wood Gallery announces an exhibit of Thomas Waterman Wood’s Master Copies.
Wood painted portraits across the US and Canada which lead to a European trip in 1858.
Following fashion, Wood copied paintings in Europe to learn from the masters; such as Rembrandt and Turner. Wood made three additional trips and brought these paintings back to Vermont.
In 19th Century Montpelier, these paintings were akin to an art history textbook, as many Americans wouldn’t have had access to European paintings.
We invite you to visit the gallery, see these paintings’ scope, and explore how they differ from the originals.
November 16, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Unitarian Church of Montpelier
Join us on at 7pm on Friday, November 16th at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier for Songs & Tales: Patti Casey & Pete Sutherland, a concert and fundraiser for the Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier. Together, Patti Casey and Pete Sutherland will bring audiences an evening of quintessential traditional and contemporary American folk music, interspersed with exciting stories for all ages.
Tickets are $25, $15 seniors and students, free for kids 5 and under. They are available for purchase online at cal-vt.org, at Bear Pond Books and Bagito’s in Montpelier (cash or check only), or at 802-595-5252.
November 17, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Vermont College of Fine Arts
The Orchard Valley Waldorf School Holiday Market is a curated shopping event for adults, children and the homes they live in. We provide a thoughtful shopping experience in time for holiday gift-giving and feature a collection of the finest artists, retailers, and food-entrepreneurs in the state!
November 17, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Vermont History Museum
Join us for the opening celebration for the Vermont Historical Society’s newest exhibit, "Seeds of Renewal", which explores Abenaki agricultural history, cuisine, and ceremony. It will include a talk by Prof. Fred Wiseman on the amazing wealth of heretofore hidden historical knowledge of Indigenous Vermont cultivated plants, agricultural systems, the ceremonies of Sun, Rain, and Green Corn; as well as culinary traditions and seed saving technology.
The lecture will be augmented by examples of Abenaki crops from the 2018 harvest, a walkthrough of the exhibit, and a book signing. Prof. Wiseman will be joined by Ms. Peggy Fullerton of Sagakwa Farm in New Hampshire, who has intimate experience with planting, growing and harvesting these invaluable ancestral reminders of our edible history.
The exhibit is on view starting November 6 through April 2019.
November 22, 2018, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM @ Bethany Church
All are welcome to Washington County Youth Service Bureau's 46th FREE Thanksgiving Dinner! Delivery Service for those unable to attend. Sit down dinner starts at 11:30-2:00pm. Please call 802-229-9151 to request delivery. Delivery Deadline request Tuesday 11/21/18 at 5PM. If you would like to volunteer at the dinner or contribute in any way let us know at 802-229-9151. Bethany Church is wheelchair accessible.
November 23, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Downtown Montpelier
Flannel Friday: a cozier way to shop.
Shop locally and get great deals at Montpelier stores. Don't forget to wear your flannel! If you're spotted by the Flannel Fairies, you can win gift certificates to downtown businesses!
The Savoy Theater will have a free screening of Miracle on 34th Street at 10am!
November 23, 2018, 12:00 PM @ Bear Pond Books
Join New Yorker cartoonist Ed Koren for a signing of "Koren. In The Wild," his new collection that illustrates country life, exurbanites, and the ironies of living in the boonies. His cartoons have Vermonters looking at city folk, and city folk looking at Vermonters. With a preface by Howard Norman and an appreciation by Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s.
November 26, 2018, All Day @ Downtown Montpelier
Downtown Montpelier is a cozier way to shop this holiday season Skip Cyber Monday online in favor of Cider Monday downtown! Free cider courtesy of Cold Hollow Cider Mill at many of your favorite stores, and free cider donuts (first 100 orders) from the The Donut Dude courtesy of Montpelier Alive!
November 30, 2018, 7:30 PM @ St. Augustine Church
The Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus will perform its annual Handel’s Messiah Concerts on Friday, November 30 at 7:30 PM at St. Augustine Church in Montpelier and on Sunday, December 2 at 2 PM at the Barre Opera House. The Conductor is Lisa Jablow with Arthur Zorn, Assistant Choral Director, and the soloists are Sarah Cullins (soprano), Wendy Hoffman (mezzo-soprano), Adam Hall (tenor) and Erik Kroncke (bass). Ticket prices are $20 adults, $15 seniors and $5 students. Tickets are available at the door or online at www.vermontphilharmonic.com.