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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.

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  1. Northern Saw-whet Owl Public Banding Demonstrations

    October 15, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ North Branch Nature Center

    October 10, 11, 12, 16, and 20, 7 - 9 pm Join NBNC biologists as we capture, tag, and release these pint-sized owls. After the birds are released, we will discuss the highlights of recent research at NBNC and across the country, and share what’s been discovered about this mysterious little predator. Program will be cancelled in the event of rain or very high winds. Free and open to all ages. Donations to NBNC encouraged. ***RSVP is required*** RSVP opens September 21st.

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  2. Madeleine Kunin Book Launch: "Coming of Age"

    October 16, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Bear Pond Books

    A reading and talk with Madeleine May Kunin, Vermont's first woman governor and author of the new memoir, "Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties" (Green Writers Press, Oct. 2018). Rep. Jill Kowinski (D-Chittenden) will give an introduction and talk about Emerge, an organization that helps women get involved in Vermont state politics. Refreshments by Cabot Cheese. Free and open to the public. A Vermont Arts Council "Vermont Arts 2018" program.

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  3. Northern Saw-whet Owl Public Banding Demonstrations

    October 16, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ North Branch Nature Center

    October 10, 11, 12, 16, and 20, 7 - 9 pm Join NBNC biologists as we capture, tag, and release these pint-sized owls. After the birds are released, we will discuss the highlights of recent research at NBNC and across the country, and share what’s been discovered about this mysterious little predator. Program will be cancelled in the event of rain or very high winds. Free and open to all ages. Donations to NBNC encouraged. ***RSVP is required*** RSVP opens September 21st.

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  4. Northern Saw-whet Owl Public Banding Demonstrations

    October 17, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ North Branch Nature Center

    October 10, 11, 12, 16, and 20, 7 - 9 pm Join NBNC biologists as we capture, tag, and release these pint-sized owls. After the birds are released, we will discuss the highlights of recent research at NBNC and across the country, and share what’s been discovered about this mysterious little predator. Program will be cancelled in the event of rain or very high winds. Free and open to all ages. Donations to NBNC encouraged. ***RSVP is required*** RSVP opens September 21st.

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  5. The Art of Granite Carving, One Sculptor's Career

    October 17, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ T.W. Wood Gallery at the Center for Arts & Learning

    Vermont Granite artist Eric Oberg will share his knowledge and images about the tools and process of granite carving with time for questions and discussion! Eric Oberg graduated in 1974 from SUNY at Oswego with a B.A. in Art, concentrating on Printmaking. He followed in his grandfather’s footstep’s, becoming a stone carver. Eric has worked with granite stone carving for over 40 years. Come to learn more about the art of carving granite and see images of his work.

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  6. Northern Saw-whet Owl Public Banding Demonstrations

    October 18, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ North Branch Nature Center

    October 10, 11, 12, 16, and 20, 7 - 9 pm Join NBNC biologists as we capture, tag, and release these pint-sized owls. After the birds are released, we will discuss the highlights of recent research at NBNC and across the country, and share what’s been discovered about this mysterious little predator. Program will be cancelled in the event of rain or very high winds. Free and open to all ages. Donations to NBNC encouraged. ***RSVP is required*** RSVP opens September 21st.

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  7. Lost Nation Theater presents DISAPPEARANCES

    October 18, 2018, 7:30 PM @ Lost Nation Theater

    LOST NATION THEATER presents DISAPPEARANCES Howard Frank Mosher’s first published novel comes to the stage for the first time in a world-premiere adaptation by Kim Allen Bent. Lost Nation Theater Brings Another Vermont Story to Life with founder & resident playwright Kim Allen Bent’s translation of Disappearances by Howard Frank Mosher. “Rollicking, Boisterous, and Highly Entertaining” is how Harper’s Magazine describes the novel. A teen (“Wild Bill”) & his larger-than-life father (“Quebec Bill”) set out to save the family farm by running Canadian whiskey in Prohibition Era Vermont. On an epic journey through the wilderness, Bill and his father encounter a cast of wild characters—and live out magical escapades as they carve their way into legend. LNT’s production is the first time any Mosher novel has been adapted for the stage

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  8. Moonlight Madness

    October 19, 2018, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Storewide sales, restaurant specials, and street performers make for Moonlight Madness in downtown Montpelier.

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  9. Friday Night Fires with Kava Express

    October 19, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery

    Free music event at your local winery! Food sales open 6pm, Music 7-9pm, Wine Bar open until 9pm!

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  10. Northern Saw-whet Owl Public Banding Demonstrations

    October 19, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ North Branch Nature Center

    October 10, 11, 12, 16, and 20, 7 - 9 pm Join NBNC biologists as we capture, tag, and release these pint-sized owls. After the birds are released, we will discuss the highlights of recent research at NBNC and across the country, and share what’s been discovered about this mysterious little predator. Program will be cancelled in the event of rain or very high winds. Free and open to all ages. Donations to NBNC encouraged. ***RSVP is required*** RSVP opens September 21st.

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  11. Lost Nation Theater presents DISAPPEARANCES

    October 19, 2018, 7:30 PM @ Lost Nation Theater

    LOST NATION THEATER presents DISAPPEARANCES Howard Frank Mosher’s first published novel comes to the stage for the first time in a world-premiere adaptation by Kim Allen Bent. Lost Nation Theater Brings Another Vermont Story to Life with founder & resident playwright Kim Allen Bent’s translation of Disappearances by Howard Frank Mosher. “Rollicking, Boisterous, and Highly Entertaining” is how Harper’s Magazine describes the novel. A teen (“Wild Bill”) & his larger-than-life father (“Quebec Bill”) set out to save the family farm by running Canadian whiskey in Prohibition Era Vermont. On an epic journey through the wilderness, Bill and his father encounter a cast of wild characters—and live out magical escapades as they carve their way into legend. LNT’s production is the first time any Mosher novel has been adapted for the stage

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  12. Kekla Magoon Launch Party: "The Season of Styx Malone"

    October 20, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Bear Pond Books of Montpelier

    Join us for a launch party for Kekla Magoon for her newest middle grade novel "The Season of Styx Malone." Author reading, refreshments, book signing and Q&A. Free and open to the public.

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  13. Northern Saw-whet Owl Public Banding Demonstrations

    October 20, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ North Branch Nature Center

    October 10, 11, 12, 16, and 20, 7 - 9 pm Join NBNC biologists as we capture, tag, and release these pint-sized owls. After the birds are released, we will discuss the highlights of recent research at NBNC and across the country, and share what’s been discovered about this mysterious little predator. Program will be cancelled in the event of rain or very high winds. Free and open to all ages. Donations to NBNC encouraged. ***RSVP is required*** RSVP opens September 21st.

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  14. Lost Nation Theater presents DISAPPEARANCES

    October 20, 2018, 7:30 PM @ Lost Nation Theater

    LOST NATION THEATER presents DISAPPEARANCES Howard Frank Mosher’s first published novel comes to the stage for the first time in a world-premiere adaptation by Kim Allen Bent. Lost Nation Theater Brings Another Vermont Story to Life with founder & resident playwright Kim Allen Bent’s translation of Disappearances by Howard Frank Mosher. “Rollicking, Boisterous, and Highly Entertaining” is how Harper’s Magazine describes the novel. A teen (“Wild Bill”) & his larger-than-life father (“Quebec Bill”) set out to save the family farm by running Canadian whiskey in Prohibition Era Vermont. On an epic journey through the wilderness, Bill and his father encounter a cast of wild characters—and live out magical escapades as they carve their way into legend. LNT’s production is the first time any Mosher novel has been adapted for the stage

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  15. Lost Nation Theater presents DISAPPEARANCES

    October 21, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Lost Nation Theater

    LOST NATION THEATER presents DISAPPEARANCES Howard Frank Mosher’s first published novel comes to the stage for the first time in a world-premiere adaptation by Kim Allen Bent. Lost Nation Theater Brings Another Vermont Story to Life with founder & resident playwright Kim Allen Bent’s translation of Disappearances by Howard Frank Mosher. “Rollicking, Boisterous, and Highly Entertaining” is how Harper’s Magazine describes the novel. A teen (“Wild Bill”) & his larger-than-life father (“Quebec Bill”) set out to save the family farm by running Canadian whiskey in Prohibition Era Vermont. On an epic journey through the wilderness, Bill and his father encounter a cast of wild characters—and live out magical escapades as they carve their way into legend. LNT’s production is the first time any Mosher novel has been adapted for the stage

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  16. Garrett Graff: "Dawn of the Code War" and the Mueller/Russia Investigation

    October 23, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bear Pond Books of Montpelier

    Author, journalist and historian Garrett Graff, who has conducted numerous interviews with special counsel Robert Mueller, will talk about his newest book, "Dawn of the Code War," and the larger Mueller/Russia investigation. His previous book, "The Threat Matrix: Inside Robert Mueller's FBI and the War on Global Terror," may also be discussed. Both are available at Bear Pond Books. With Q&A, refreshments, and book signing. Free and open to the public. A Vermont Arts 2018 Program of the Vermont Arts Council.

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  17. Film & Discussion: Dawnland by Adam Mazo and Ben Pender-Cudlip

    October 24, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Dawnland reveals the untold narrative of Indigenous child removal in the United States. Follow the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission in the U.S., which investigates the devastating impact of Maine’s child welfare practices on Native American communities. Dawnland includes exclusive access to this groundbreaking process and never-before-seen footage.This film will be followed by a discussion with members of the Vermont Commission on Native Americans and Chief Don Stevens of the Abenaki Tribe. Co-sponsored by Indie Lens Pop Up.

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  18. Luis Vivanco: Of Wheelmen, the New Woman, and Good Roads: Bicycling in Vermont, 1880-1920

    October 25, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Onion River Outdoors

    Luis Vivanco explores the fascinating early history of the bicycle in Vermont, a new invention that gained widespread popularity in the 1880s and 1890s. By 1920, popular interest in bicycles had waned, but it had not just been a fad: the bicycle was tied to important changes in industrial production, consumerism, new road policies and regulations, gender relations, and new cultural ideas about automobility and effortless speed. A Vermont Humanities Council Speakers Bureau Event hosted by Kellogg-Hubbard Library and co-sponsored by Onion River Outdoors. Program is located at Onion River Outdoors.

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  19. Montpelier Home & Wellness Show

    October 27, 2018, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Montpelier City Center

    Local businesses from the Central Vermont region will create a vibrant marketplace of home improvement and personal wellness services. Fall is a great time to think about home improvement projects that have been put on the back burner and to prioritize your well-being. Personal wellness is an engaged process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life through massage, coaching, and the use of herbal therapies. AND if you’re a homeowner looking for innovative, efficient solutions to energy, security, landscaping, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, or natural mold odor or allergens then this is the event for you and your neighbors. Thank you to our SPONSORS: Green Home Solutions Vermont & Lloyd Plumbing Heating and Gas Service, LLC And to our HOSTS: Gouge Electric, Green Legacy Builders, Jacob Miller Landscaping, Sun Catcher, Vermont Security and Walking Onion

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  20. Family Halloween Bash

    October 27, 2018, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ T.W. Wood Gallery, at the Center for Arts & Learning

    Join us at the Gallery for lots of fun Halloween activities including carving and painting pumpkins, mask decorating, making caramel apples, art projects, games including pumpkin bowling Halloween music, decorations and child friendly Halloween movies. Stop by for some fun activities!

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  21. Family Haloween Bash

    October 27, 2018, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Join us at the Gallery for lots of fun Halloween activities including carving and painting pumpkins, mask decorating, making caramel apples, art projects, games including pumpkin bowling Halloween music, decorations and child friendly Halloween movies. Stop by for some fun activities! $7 per adult or child

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  22. Halloween Masquerade Salsa Dance Party!

    October 27, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery

    With Halloween falling mid-week this year, we are celebrating early with a Masquerade Salsa Dance Party 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 and fabulous costumes! We will be pouring our wines by the glass until 10pm, and with good weather the cauldron fire will be lit on the pergola. There may also be some food addition, so stay tuned! There will be a costume contest running throughout the evening, where you could win a Wine Tasting for Two and a pint of our own maple syrup! The winner will be announced on the eve of Halloween.

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  23. The Poe Spooktacular Halloween

    October 27, 2018, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Lost Nation Theater - Montpelier City Hall Arts Center

    Lost Nation Theater’s Poe Spooktacular Halloween! It’s the party of the Year! Fiercely fearsome drama from the best of Edgar Allan Poe, devilish dance performance by Taryn Noelle & Fiends, Costume Contest with great prizes, decadent desserts and a great Dance Party with the 21-piece LC Jazz Big Band. Montpelier City Hall Arts Center is transformed into a hauntingly hip atmospheric chamber for dancing and eerie entertainment! Got the boos? Dance your ghouls away!Halloween for grown-ups that the whole family can enjoy. All tickets: $20 in advance/ $25 day of event = includes tasty treats. cash bar. INFO & TICKETS: 802-229-0492 OR WWW.LOSTNATIONTHEATER.ORG

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  24. Downtown Trick or Treating

    October 31, 2018, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Downtown Montpelier

    Our incredible downtown merchants dole out candy and Halloween fun!

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