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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. Digital Nature Photography 101

    September 18, 2019, 5:30 PM - October 5, 2019, 7:30 PM @ North Branch Nature Center

    New to digital photography? Eager to capture better images of the natural world? In this hands-on series, develop the foundations of a well-rounded nature photographer. We’ll explore composition, artistic technique, exposure, lighting, camera skills, and equipment settings. The perfect course for those curious about f-stops, shutter speeds, and the mysterious buttons on your new camera. This class includes 10 hours of instruction: three weeknight classroom sessions, followed by an an afternoon outdoor workshop. Class 1: Wednesday, September 18 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM Class 2: Wednesday, September 25 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM Class 3: Wednesday, October 2 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM Class 4: Saturday, October 5 | 2 – 6 pm Fee: $95 for NBNC members, $115 non-members. The course is taught by NBNC Staff Naturalist and expert wildlife photographer Sean Beckett. See Sean’s galleries here. A digital camera with adjustable settings is required.

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  2. Trinity Community Thrift Store

    October 3, 2019, 10:00 AM - October 5, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Trinity United Methodist Church Community Thrift Store 137 Main Street Montpelier, VT

    EVERYTHING IS $1.00 SALE

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  3. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

    October 3, 2019, 7:30 PM - October 6, 2019, 9:30 PM @ Montpelier City Hall Arts Center,

    Lost Nation Theater closes its 2019 Season at Montpelier City Hall Arts Center with Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen, Thursdays – Sundays October 3 – 20, 2019. It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice ranks among her very best works. Bold, surprising, boisterous, hilarious and timely, this rollicking modern stage adaptation by Kate Hamill explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life. The outspoken Lizzy Bennet is determined to never marry, despite mounting pressure from, and the constrictions of, society. Follow the trials and travails of Lizzy, Darcy, and the wonderfully idiosyncratic Bennet clan! Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, so full of life, or so fun as it does in this effervescent, riotous adaptation. (wheelchair accessible) “An Unconditional Delight” - NY Times

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  4. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

    October 4, 2019, 7:30 PM - October 7, 2019, 9:30 PM @ Montpelier City Hall Arts Center,

    Lost Nation Theater closes its 2019 Season at Montpelier City Hall Arts Center with Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen, Thursdays – Sundays October 3 – 20, 2019. It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice ranks among her very best works. Bold, surprising, boisterous, hilarious and timely, this rollicking modern stage adaptation by Kate Hamill explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life. The outspoken Lizzy Bennet is determined to never marry, despite mounting pressure from, and the constrictions of, society. Follow the trials and travails of Lizzy, Darcy, and the wonderfully idiosyncratic Bennet clan! Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, so full of life, or so fun as it does in this effervescent, riotous adaptation. (wheelchair accessible) “An Unconditional Delight” - NY Times

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  5. Works by the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers

    October 5, 2019, All Day @ Vermont State House Cardroom

    The Vermont State House is the place for visitors to discover wonderful art, history, and contemporary craft. Beginning on September 4 – through October 8, 2019 The Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers will be exhibiting works from the following guild members that represents extraordinary craftsmen in furniture design: George Ainley, James Becker, Chris Ericson, Bob Gasperetti, Dale Helms, Dave Hurwitz, David Lewis, Matthew Ogelby and George Sawyer. From forest to home, these makers handcraft objects that are woven into the fabric of everyday life, gathering memories to them as they’re handed down across generations.

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  6. Capital City Farmer's Market

    October 5, 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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  7. Open Studio Weekend at Blue Roof Designs

    October 5, 2019, 10:00 AM - October 6, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Blue Roof Designs studio

    You’re invited to visit the Blue Roof Designs studio during Fall Vermont Open Studio Weekend! Using handmade papers & materials from around the world, I hand-bind journals, photo albums, and guest books using traditional bookbinding techniques. Come for a tour of the studio, demonstrations, and captivating conversation about the world of handmade books. There will also be savings up to 50% off seconds and discontinued styles and bookbinding supplies will be available for purchase. Children welcome! I’m studio #75 in the gold Event & Resource Guide.

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  8. Uncharted

    October 5, 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 5, 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 5, 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. Chris Miller: Going Against The Grain

    October 5, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ The Garage Cultural Center

    Chris Miller will discuss his new art direction and his most recent creation of Ceres now residing on the State House in Montpelier.

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  12. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

    October 5, 2019, 7:30 PM - October 8, 2019, 9:30 PM @ Montpelier City Hall Arts Center,

    Lost Nation Theater closes its 2019 Season at Montpelier City Hall Arts Center with Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen, Thursdays – Sundays October 3 – 20, 2019. It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice ranks among her very best works. Bold, surprising, boisterous, hilarious and timely, this rollicking modern stage adaptation by Kate Hamill explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life. The outspoken Lizzy Bennet is determined to never marry, despite mounting pressure from, and the constrictions of, society. Follow the trials and travails of Lizzy, Darcy, and the wonderfully idiosyncratic Bennet clan! Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, so full of life, or so fun as it does in this effervescent, riotous adaptation. (wheelchair accessible) “An Unconditional Delight” - NY Times

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