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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. Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien

    October 22, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ T. W. Wood Gallery

    The T.W. Wood Art Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibit featuring the work of Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien. Galen Cheney’s current work is a deepening of an exploration started during a residency in China in 2015. In China, Cheney worked with accumulated papers, building them up into multi-layered constructions. Tessa G. O’Brien combines representation and process-based abstraction with color and mark-making to describe the experience and memory of places she has known. Reception: September 6th, 3 – 8PM In Conjunction with Elevation Celebration and Art Walk The opening reception will take place on Friday, September 6th from 3 to 8pm in conjunction with Elevation Celebration and Art Walk. 3pm – Elevation Celebration: Ribbon cutting for the new elevator at the TW Wood Gallery and The Center for Arts and Learning; will include Mayor Ann Watson and Katie Miller, Executive Director of Vermont Inclusive Arts. 4-8pm - Art receptions and Art Walk.

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  2. Northern Vermont Artist Association at TW Wood Gallery

    October 22, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ T. W. Wood Gallery

    The Northern Vermont Artist Association (NVAA) was founded in 1931 by Harold S. Knight and several of his fellow Burlington area contemporaries. The mission of the NVAA has always been “To encourage the study, improve the practice, evaluate the standards and advance the cause of creative art”. Maxfield Parrish was one of the first NVAA artists, and over the decades many important regional artists such as Francis Colburn, Roy Kennedy, Ruth Mould, and Stan Marc Wright have been members. Membership is open to all Northern Vermont visual artists, working in any media. Reception: October 3rd, 5:00 – 7:00pm Join us for a chance to view the work, enjoy light refreshments, and meet and greet the artists. Come celebrate with us!

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

    October 22, 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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  4. Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien

    October 23, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ T. W. Wood Gallery

    The T.W. Wood Art Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibit featuring the work of Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien. Galen Cheney’s current work is a deepening of an exploration started during a residency in China in 2015. In China, Cheney worked with accumulated papers, building them up into multi-layered constructions. Tessa G. O’Brien combines representation and process-based abstraction with color and mark-making to describe the experience and memory of places she has known. Reception: September 6th, 3 – 8PM In Conjunction with Elevation Celebration and Art Walk The opening reception will take place on Friday, September 6th from 3 to 8pm in conjunction with Elevation Celebration and Art Walk. 3pm – Elevation Celebration: Ribbon cutting for the new elevator at the TW Wood Gallery and The Center for Arts and Learning; will include Mayor Ann Watson and Katie Miller, Executive Director of Vermont Inclusive Arts. 4-8pm - Art receptions and Art Walk.

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  5. Northern Vermont Artist Association at TW Wood Gallery

    October 23, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ T. W. Wood Gallery

    The Northern Vermont Artist Association (NVAA) was founded in 1931 by Harold S. Knight and several of his fellow Burlington area contemporaries. The mission of the NVAA has always been “To encourage the study, improve the practice, evaluate the standards and advance the cause of creative art”. Maxfield Parrish was one of the first NVAA artists, and over the decades many important regional artists such as Francis Colburn, Roy Kennedy, Ruth Mould, and Stan Marc Wright have been members. Membership is open to all Northern Vermont visual artists, working in any media. Reception: October 3rd, 5:00 – 7:00pm Join us for a chance to view the work, enjoy light refreshments, and meet and greet the artists. Come celebrate with us!

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  6. Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien

    October 24, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ T. W. Wood Gallery

    The T.W. Wood Art Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibit featuring the work of Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien. Galen Cheney’s current work is a deepening of an exploration started during a residency in China in 2015. In China, Cheney worked with accumulated papers, building them up into multi-layered constructions. Tessa G. O’Brien combines representation and process-based abstraction with color and mark-making to describe the experience and memory of places she has known. Reception: September 6th, 3 – 8PM In Conjunction with Elevation Celebration and Art Walk The opening reception will take place on Friday, September 6th from 3 to 8pm in conjunction with Elevation Celebration and Art Walk. 3pm – Elevation Celebration: Ribbon cutting for the new elevator at the TW Wood Gallery and The Center for Arts and Learning; will include Mayor Ann Watson and Katie Miller, Executive Director of Vermont Inclusive Arts. 4-8pm - Art receptions and Art Walk.

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  7. Northern Vermont Artist Association at TW Wood Gallery

    October 24, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ T. W. Wood Gallery

    The Northern Vermont Artist Association (NVAA) was founded in 1931 by Harold S. Knight and several of his fellow Burlington area contemporaries. The mission of the NVAA has always been “To encourage the study, improve the practice, evaluate the standards and advance the cause of creative art”. Maxfield Parrish was one of the first NVAA artists, and over the decades many important regional artists such as Francis Colburn, Roy Kennedy, Ruth Mould, and Stan Marc Wright have been members. Membership is open to all Northern Vermont visual artists, working in any media. Reception: October 3rd, 5:00 – 7:00pm Join us for a chance to view the work, enjoy light refreshments, and meet and greet the artists. Come celebrate with us!

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  8. Uncharted

    October 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ The Garage Cultural Center

    After a lifetime investigating, Susan Wahlrab and Chris Miller are each in own their unique way, leaping off the mountain of experience to UnCharted waters. Challenging materials, subject matter and presentation. Deep breath - Jump! Susan brings a depth to her watercolor that is absolutely breathtaking and Chris Miller's (recently completed the Ceres sculpture on The State House) new work combines exotic wood and resin in a fascinating pairing.

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  9. Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien

    October 25, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ T. W. Wood Gallery

    The T.W. Wood Art Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibit featuring the work of Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien. Galen Cheney’s current work is a deepening of an exploration started during a residency in China in 2015. In China, Cheney worked with accumulated papers, building them up into multi-layered constructions. Tessa G. O’Brien combines representation and process-based abstraction with color and mark-making to describe the experience and memory of places she has known. Reception: September 6th, 3 – 8PM In Conjunction with Elevation Celebration and Art Walk The opening reception will take place on Friday, September 6th from 3 to 8pm in conjunction with Elevation Celebration and Art Walk. 3pm – Elevation Celebration: Ribbon cutting for the new elevator at the TW Wood Gallery and The Center for Arts and Learning; will include Mayor Ann Watson and Katie Miller, Executive Director of Vermont Inclusive Arts. 4-8pm - Art receptions and Art Walk.

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  10. Northern Vermont Artist Association at TW Wood Gallery

    October 25, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ T. W. Wood Gallery

    The Northern Vermont Artist Association (NVAA) was founded in 1931 by Harold S. Knight and several of his fellow Burlington area contemporaries. The mission of the NVAA has always been “To encourage the study, improve the practice, evaluate the standards and advance the cause of creative art”. Maxfield Parrish was one of the first NVAA artists, and over the decades many important regional artists such as Francis Colburn, Roy Kennedy, Ruth Mould, and Stan Marc Wright have been members. Membership is open to all Northern Vermont visual artists, working in any media. Reception: October 3rd, 5:00 – 7:00pm Join us for a chance to view the work, enjoy light refreshments, and meet and greet the artists. Come celebrate with us!

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  11. Montpelier flood display dedication

    October 25, 2019, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Langdon Street bridge

    The U.S. Geological Survey will be erecting a permanent display on the Langdon St. bridge that chronicles the history of flooding in Montpelier. It will feature a pole with markers for the historic flood levels, a display with some photos and text, as well as a dedication to a co-worker who recently passed away. There will be a brief dedication on Friday (Oct. 25) at 2 p.m.

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  12. Community Celebration & Ribbon Cutting of Taylor Street Apts. & the Transit Center

    October 25, 2019, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Due to a scheduling conflict, the Taylor Street Apartments and Transit Center Ribbon Cutting and Community Celebration has been RESCHEDULED to October 25th from 4 pm - 7 pm. The Taylor Street Apartments (30 total) and the new Transit Center in downtown Montpelier are nearly complete! Downstreet Housing & Community Development, Housing Vermont, & the City of Vermont invite you to partake in an evening to celebrate the addition of these assets to our community! Ribbon Cutting to commence at 4 PM with open house & music to follow. NEW EVENT DETAILS ARE COMING SOON. Save the date so you can be sure to join us!

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  13. Lady of the Hills Opening Reception

    October 25, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Vermont History Museum

    In 1938, Sergeant-at-Arms Dwight Dwinell carved a statue of the Roman goddess of agriculture to adorn the dome of the Vermont State House. For 80 years, the statue, now known as Ceres II, stood watch over our Capitol before being replaced in 2018. Join the Vermont Historical Society (VHS) in welcoming her to her new home at the Vermont History Museum, where she will serve as the centerpiece of our newest exhibit, “Lady of the Hills”. Remnants of Larkin Mead’s original 1859 statue, carving tools donated by Dwight Dwinell’s family, as well as period photography will now be on display, along with the head of Ceres II. The body of the statue will join the exhibit once its conservation & stabilization is complete. VHS will also unveil our new donor recognition wall and share even more updates to our "Freedom & Unity" exhibit. A special thanks to the Pizzagalli Foundation, the Farm Families of Cabot Creamery Co-operative, and the State of Vermont for making this exhibit possible.

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  14. Capital City Farmer's Market

    October 26, 2019, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ State Street

    Over 50 vendors gather each Saturday, from May through October, to sell locally grown and made products, unique to Vermont and astounding in quality. Live music every week and special events throughout the season make the market a gathering place for Central Vermont residents. Fresh vegetables and fruits, quality meats, specialty cheeses, artisan bread, baked goods, ethnic foods, herbs, plants, flowers, arts and crafts, honey and maple syrup…the list goes on and on. Join us and see how much Vermont has to offer!

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  15. Uncharted

    October 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ The Garage Cultural Center

    After a lifetime investigating, Susan Wahlrab and Chris Miller are each in own their unique way, leaping off the mountain of experience to UnCharted waters. Challenging materials, subject matter and presentation. Deep breath - Jump! Susan brings a depth to her watercolor that is absolutely breathtaking and Chris Miller's (recently completed the Ceres sculpture on The State House) new work combines exotic wood and resin in a fascinating pairing.

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  16. Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien

    October 26, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ T. W. Wood Gallery

    The T.W. Wood Art Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibit featuring the work of Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien. Galen Cheney’s current work is a deepening of an exploration started during a residency in China in 2015. In China, Cheney worked with accumulated papers, building them up into multi-layered constructions. Tessa G. O’Brien combines representation and process-based abstraction with color and mark-making to describe the experience and memory of places she has known. Reception: September 6th, 3 – 8PM In Conjunction with Elevation Celebration and Art Walk The opening reception will take place on Friday, September 6th from 3 to 8pm in conjunction with Elevation Celebration and Art Walk. 3pm – Elevation Celebration: Ribbon cutting for the new elevator at the TW Wood Gallery and The Center for Arts and Learning; will include Mayor Ann Watson and Katie Miller, Executive Director of Vermont Inclusive Arts. 4-8pm - Art receptions and Art Walk.

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  17. Northern Vermont Artist Association at TW Wood Gallery

    October 26, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ T. W. Wood Gallery

    The Northern Vermont Artist Association (NVAA) was founded in 1931 by Harold S. Knight and several of his fellow Burlington area contemporaries. The mission of the NVAA has always been “To encourage the study, improve the practice, evaluate the standards and advance the cause of creative art”. Maxfield Parrish was one of the first NVAA artists, and over the decades many important regional artists such as Francis Colburn, Roy Kennedy, Ruth Mould, and Stan Marc Wright have been members. Membership is open to all Northern Vermont visual artists, working in any media. Reception: October 3rd, 5:00 – 7:00pm Join us for a chance to view the work, enjoy light refreshments, and meet and greet the artists. Come celebrate with us!

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  18. Community Fun Fest

    October 26, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Trinity United Methodist Church 137 Main Street Monpelier, VT

    JOIN US! Community Fun Fest on October 26, 2019, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The mission of Trinity Children’s Ministry is to provide an event that brings families, local businesses, and citizens of all ages and encourage a sense of community, pride, and an atmosphere of recognition for Sunday School ministry. This exciting family event will have food, arts & crafts, face painting, games, decorate a pumpkin, prizes, bouncy house, craft sale and lots more. This Event is FREE!!!! We do ask parents to register your child at the event.

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  19. Half Pint Chef Halloween Cookie Baking Class

    October 26, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ The Garage Cultural Center

    We’ll be getting into the spooky spirit with Halloween cookie baking! We’ll use chocolate, peanut butter, fun colors and even edible eyeballs to bake some creepy and delicious cookies for the upcoming holiday. Ages 7-10 . Half Pint Chef is the creation of Jess Turner, who has planned a cooking curriculum designed to empower kids to have hands-on experiences in the kitchen. Jess is a lifelong baker, a mom to a 7-year-old aspiring baker, and the owner of Capital Kitchen in downtown Montpelier.

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  20. Haunted House Story Spooktacular!

    October 26, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Spooky readings of middle-grade and YA fiction by five acclaimed authors for kids and teens: William Alexander, M.T. Anderson, Ann Dávila Cardinal, Cori McCarthy, and Linda Urban, starting at 5pm. Throughout the evening (5-8pm), we’ll have a haunted house – including a dance party! Suitable for all ages – costumes welcome! All proceeds will benefit our 2020 programs – tickets are available online or at the door (starting at 4:30) and are $10/adults, $5/teens, $25/family and free for kids under 13.

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  21. Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien

    October 29, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ T. W. Wood Gallery

    The T.W. Wood Art Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibit featuring the work of Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien. Galen Cheney’s current work is a deepening of an exploration started during a residency in China in 2015. In China, Cheney worked with accumulated papers, building them up into multi-layered constructions. Tessa G. O’Brien combines representation and process-based abstraction with color and mark-making to describe the experience and memory of places she has known. Reception: September 6th, 3 – 8PM In Conjunction with Elevation Celebration and Art Walk The opening reception will take place on Friday, September 6th from 3 to 8pm in conjunction with Elevation Celebration and Art Walk. 3pm – Elevation Celebration: Ribbon cutting for the new elevator at the TW Wood Gallery and The Center for Arts and Learning; will include Mayor Ann Watson and Katie Miller, Executive Director of Vermont Inclusive Arts. 4-8pm - Art receptions and Art Walk.

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  22. Northern Vermont Artist Association at TW Wood Gallery

    October 29, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ T. W. Wood Gallery

    The Northern Vermont Artist Association (NVAA) was founded in 1931 by Harold S. Knight and several of his fellow Burlington area contemporaries. The mission of the NVAA has always been “To encourage the study, improve the practice, evaluate the standards and advance the cause of creative art”. Maxfield Parrish was one of the first NVAA artists, and over the decades many important regional artists such as Francis Colburn, Roy Kennedy, Ruth Mould, and Stan Marc Wright have been members. Membership is open to all Northern Vermont visual artists, working in any media. Reception: October 3rd, 5:00 – 7:00pm Join us for a chance to view the work, enjoy light refreshments, and meet and greet the artists. Come celebrate with us!

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  23. Kristin Kimball : Good Husbandry

    October 29, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bear Pond Books

    Reading, talk, and book signing with Kristin Kimball (celebrated author of the bestseller The Dirty Life). Kimball's new book "Good Husbandry," is a “beguiling memoir about the simple life” (Elle) that describes the delicious highs and sometimes excruciating lows of life on Essex Farm—a 500-acre farm that produces a full diet for a community of 250 people. Free and open to the public.

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  24. Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien

    October 30, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ T. W. Wood Gallery

    The T.W. Wood Art Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibit featuring the work of Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien. Galen Cheney’s current work is a deepening of an exploration started during a residency in China in 2015. In China, Cheney worked with accumulated papers, building them up into multi-layered constructions. Tessa G. O’Brien combines representation and process-based abstraction with color and mark-making to describe the experience and memory of places she has known. Reception: September 6th, 3 – 8PM In Conjunction with Elevation Celebration and Art Walk The opening reception will take place on Friday, September 6th from 3 to 8pm in conjunction with Elevation Celebration and Art Walk. 3pm – Elevation Celebration: Ribbon cutting for the new elevator at the TW Wood Gallery and The Center for Arts and Learning; will include Mayor Ann Watson and Katie Miller, Executive Director of Vermont Inclusive Arts. 4-8pm - Art receptions and Art Walk.

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  25. Northern Vermont Artist Association at TW Wood Gallery

    October 30, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ T. W. Wood Gallery

    The Northern Vermont Artist Association (NVAA) was founded in 1931 by Harold S. Knight and several of his fellow Burlington area contemporaries. The mission of the NVAA has always been “To encourage the study, improve the practice, evaluate the standards and advance the cause of creative art”. Maxfield Parrish was one of the first NVAA artists, and over the decades many important regional artists such as Francis Colburn, Roy Kennedy, Ruth Mould, and Stan Marc Wright have been members. Membership is open to all Northern Vermont visual artists, working in any media. Reception: October 3rd, 5:00 – 7:00pm Join us for a chance to view the work, enjoy light refreshments, and meet and greet the artists. Come celebrate with us!

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  26. Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien

    October 31, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ T. W. Wood Gallery

    The T.W. Wood Art Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibit featuring the work of Galen Cheney & Tessa G. O’Brien. Galen Cheney’s current work is a deepening of an exploration started during a residency in China in 2015. In China, Cheney worked with accumulated papers, building them up into multi-layered constructions. Tessa G. O’Brien combines representation and process-based abstraction with color and mark-making to describe the experience and memory of places she has known. Reception: September 6th, 3 – 8PM In Conjunction with Elevation Celebration and Art Walk The opening reception will take place on Friday, September 6th from 3 to 8pm in conjunction with Elevation Celebration and Art Walk. 3pm – Elevation Celebration: Ribbon cutting for the new elevator at the TW Wood Gallery and The Center for Arts and Learning; will include Mayor Ann Watson and Katie Miller, Executive Director of Vermont Inclusive Arts. 4-8pm - Art receptions and Art Walk.

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  27. Northern Vermont Artist Association at TW Wood Gallery

    October 31, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ T. W. Wood Gallery

    The Northern Vermont Artist Association (NVAA) was founded in 1931 by Harold S. Knight and several of his fellow Burlington area contemporaries. The mission of the NVAA has always been “To encourage the study, improve the practice, evaluate the standards and advance the cause of creative art”. Maxfield Parrish was one of the first NVAA artists, and over the decades many important regional artists such as Francis Colburn, Roy Kennedy, Ruth Mould, and Stan Marc Wright have been members. Membership is open to all Northern Vermont visual artists, working in any media. Reception: October 3rd, 5:00 – 7:00pm Join us for a chance to view the work, enjoy light refreshments, and meet and greet the artists. Come celebrate with us!

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  28. Downtown Trick or Treating

    October 31, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Downtown Montpelier

    Join us downtown on Halloween from 4:30-6pm as our amazing downtown merchants dole out candy and fun! We love to see Montpelier's littlest residents decked out in Halloween costumes!

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