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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 8, 2018, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ City Center
Celebrate the holidays in downtown Montpelier with wagon rides through downtown offered by the Montpelier Parks Department, holiday cookie decorating with New England Culinary Institute (NECI), and a visit from Santa!
Wagon rides depart from Main Street in front of City Center from 12-4pm. First-come first-served. Holiday cookie decorating and Santa will be located inside City Center from 3-5pm.
December 8, 2018, 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ other location
Travel to Addison County to view hunting Short-eared Owls. Afterwards we will visit nearby spots in search of Northern Saw-whet, Eastern Screech, Long-eared, Barred, and Great Horned Owls.
December 8, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ First Presbyterian Church
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. John Harrison, artistic director.
December 8, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Unitarian Church of Montpelier
The Vermont Fiddle Orchestra under the directorship of David Kaynor will perform their annual Winter Concert on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 7 PM at the Unitarian Church at 130 Main Street in Montpelier.
The guest soloist will be Sarah Hotchkiss with John Mowad. The program will include traditional and contemporary fiddle tunes as well as tunes composed by David and John. Because the VFO loves to bring the joy of fiddle music to the community, this concert will be by donation. For more information, visit www.vermontfiddleorchestra.org.