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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.
December 9, 2018, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Beth Jacob Synagogue
Please join us December 9th from 12-2pm for a Chanukah Party at Beth Jacob Synagogue! Great for all ages and everyone is welcome to join in the fun!
There will be games, crafts, latkes and music provided by Beth Jacob's favorite Klezmer band, Nisht Geferlach!
Please feel free to bring something to share- desserts, salad or a side. Vegetarian or dairy only please.
December 9, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Bethany United Church of Christ
Performing gospel music from and inspired by the African-American tradition. This secular community choir, with members from across central and northern Vermont, strives to celebrate and honor gospel’s rich native choral heritage, and its power to move people spiritually and to create a profound sense of community. We are collecting mittens and gloves for the Good Samaritan Haven shelters as well. John Harrison, artistic director.
December 9, 2018, 6:30 PM @ Christ Episcopal Church
All are invited to sing seasonal favorites, as well as listen to area choirs and community musicians. For more information, visit christchurchvt.org or call the church at 223-3631.
December 11, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM @ Three Penny Taproom
Stop by Montpelier's acclaimed Three Penny Taproom Taproom any time on Tuesday, December 11th and support Downstreet Housing & Community Development (Downstreet) at the same time!
Downstreet is the leading affordable housing provider in Central Vermont. Dedicated to the core beliefs that everyone deserves a home and that there is power in community, Downstreet preserves & creates affordable homes to build vibrant and inclusive communities while connecting people and families to the resources they need to thrive
5% of food and beverage sales for the entire day will go to Downstreet to strengthen their programs and high-quality services for home and beyond, throughout Central Vermont!
Downstreet leadership will be available to chat from 4-7pm! Come to learn about Downstreet including they're leading the statewide housing response to Vermont's opioid crisis.
No RSVP needed. Bring your family! Invite your friends!
December 13, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Christ Episcopal Church
This traditional service alternates readings from the Bible with choir anthems and congregational songs, and tells the story of humankind from its creation to the birth of Jesus. All are welcome. For more information, visit christchurch.org or call the church at 223-3631.
December 14, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery
Join us for our annual Holiday party and raise a glass to this festive season! We throw this little party every year as a thank you to all of our wonderful patrons, and share in the good cheer this time of year brings. There will be music from Jennings & McComber starting around 6pm (they played a show in August and were totally amazing!), and light appetizers from Three Bridge Cafe and The Woods Lodge. Enjoy the company of friends, family, and strangers alike, bask in the holiday glow, and toast the night away!
December 15, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Montpelier City Hall
With nearly 50 Vermont artisans, the Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market is on Saturday December 10 at Montpelier City Hall. Buy your holiday gifts from Vermont craftspeople while helping to raise money with an amazing raffle benefiting Good Beginnings of Central Vermont.
December 15, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tammy award winner Michael T. Jermyn’s Aristocratic Peasants will be playing live music at the T.W.Wood Gallery.
Come enjoy quirky clever lyrics and melodic storytelling set to Michael Jermyn’s soulfully haunting voice. The band’s current iteration includes Ethan Ryea on lead guitar, Micah Ball on bass, and Sam Markewich on drums.
The event is free and open to the public.
Also enjoy an afternoon of holiday shopping, as the gallery features pieces by local artists and artisans. Items include cards, puzzles, glassware, and art works. This is will be the last day to bid on the gallery’s silent auction pieces.
December 19, 2018, 7:00 PM @ City Hall Arts Center
Join favorite LNT artists and fans for cozy dramatic readings of stories from around the world celebrating the return of the light, from a host of traditions. The stories will include less-known Charles Dickens Christmas stories, O’Henry’s Gift of the Magi, Native American stories, and more. Stories suitable for all ages.
December 21, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery
Salsa Party Re-Scheduled for December 21st, the Winter Solstice! Don your masks and gala gear (encouraged, not required) and join us in celebrating the longest night of the year with a Masquerade Salsa Gala with DSantos VT! These fabulous dancers-turned-instructors will guide people of all skill levels through a salsa lesson (to hone your inevitably natural talents) from 7-8pm. Following the lesson is a open and free-form dance party to show off your moves! We will be pouring our wines by the glass until 10pm, and with good weather the cauldron fire will be lit on the pergola.
We are so happy to be able to welcome back (finally) DSantos and their fabulous energy during this magical time of year. See you on the Solstice!