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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. The Paletteers of Vermont

    August 6, 2019, 12:00 PM - August 30, 2019, 4:00 PM @ T. W. Wood Gallery

    Reception: Saturday August 10th, 10:30am – 12pm Coffee and morning snacks will be served. Join us for art and coffee after the Farmer’s Market! All shows are free and open to the public. Leslie Bell founded the Paletteers in Barre, Vermont in 1957. Initially, the Paletteers held extremely popular annual summer art shows and hundreds attended. Like current “pop-up” events; artwork was displayed outside in Barre City Park on a snow fence. Exhibitors had to break down the show each evening and reassemble it in the morning. Artists scrambled to protect their art whenever it started to rain. Since the 1981, the Paletteers have exhibited at select Barre and Montpelier indoor exhibition venues. Many outstanding local artists have been Paletteers members through the years and the T.W. Wood Gallery is pleased to be a part of the Paletteers tradition.

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  2. Beth Jacob Author Series: 'Tales of Bialystok: A Jewish Journey from Czarist Russia to America'

    August 25, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Join the author's granddaughter, Rhoda Carroll, and Stephen McArthur from Rootstock Publishing to talk about Tales of Bialystok, hear some fascinating stories of how it came to be and listen to some short readings. We will also enjoy a vegetarian potluck so feel free to bring a veggie/dairy only dish to share if you are able.

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  3. Annual Summer Juried Art Exhibit at T.W. Wood Gallery

    August 27, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ T. W. Wood Gallery

    Reception: July 11th , from 5-7pm. The exhibit features work by Natalie Boze, Janet Brighenti, Patty Corcoran, Anne Fugaro, Katie O'Rourke, Frederick Rudi, Joshua Saxe and many others. The exhibit primarily features oil paintings, along with acrylic, pastel, photography, mixed media. Overall, the work the jury chose is quiet and contemplative. The exhibit has a very peaceful tenor and offers a welcome refuge from a busy summer.

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  4. Sharon Lamb: "The Not Good Enough Mother"

    August 27, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bear Pond Books

    Join Vermont author Dr. Sharon Lamb, a professor of counseling psychology at UMass Boston, for a reading and talk about her new book, "The Not Good Enough Mother," about a psychologist who evaluates the fitness of parents when their children have been removed from their custody who finds herself reassessing her own mothering when her son falls victim to the opioid crisis. "An honest look at how society judges parents, mothers in particular, that deserves a wide audience.” —Booklist, Starred Review. Dr. Lamb will be joined by Linda Johnson of Prevent Child Abuse Vermont for a talk on the opioid crisis and how it affects families and children. With Q&A, book signing, and refreshments. Free and open to the public.

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  5. Annual Summer Juried Art Exhibit at T.W. Wood Gallery

    August 28, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ T. W. Wood Gallery

    Reception: July 11th , from 5-7pm. The exhibit features work by Natalie Boze, Janet Brighenti, Patty Corcoran, Anne Fugaro, Katie O'Rourke, Frederick Rudi, Joshua Saxe and many others. The exhibit primarily features oil paintings, along with acrylic, pastel, photography, mixed media. Overall, the work the jury chose is quiet and contemplative. The exhibit has a very peaceful tenor and offers a welcome refuge from a busy summer.

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  6. Concert: Sessa (Sao Paulo, Brazil) & The Dead Shakers @ The Garage Cultural Center

    August 28, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ The Garage Cultural Center

    Daydream Nation Productions is thrilled to present SESSA (Sao Paulo, Brazil) with The Dead Shakers Sessa is a long-time fixture of the American and Brazilian music scenes known for his collaborations with Yonatan Gat and co-founding acclaimed psych-rock group Garotas Suecas. Sessa's debut album Grandeza points to new, more subtle directions for Brazilian pop—a deep, minimalist, almost insinuated use of the rich textures and rhythms that define the songwriting history of Brazil, which Sessa now joins as one of its most promising new voices. Sessa’s songs are sung in Portuguese, with visceral, sensual lyrics. The music gets a deliberate minimalist treatment rarely found in contemporary Brazilian music, more reminiscent of the bareness of Leonard Cohen, with touches of tropicália, and a collaboration with the group Música de Selvagem that permeates the album with elements of spiritual and free jazz. Cash bar provided by Sweet Melissas Limited tickets! Early purchased re

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  7. Sessa: Brazilian Band with The Dead Shakers

    August 28, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ The Garage Cultural Center

    Beautiful Brazilian Tropicalia Wednesday August 28th at 8pm Tickets at the door $15 Singer-songwriter Sessa. A co-founder of São Paulo psych-funk group Garotas Suecas, Sessa recently debuted a collection of sensual solo songs, in which the vibrant textures and rhythms of Brazilian popular music are pared down to an understated lyricism reminiscent of Leonard Cohen and Devendra Banhart.

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  8. Annual Summer Juried Art Exhibit at T.W. Wood Gallery

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

    Reception: July 11th , from 5-7pm. The exhibit features work by Natalie Boze, Janet Brighenti, Patty Corcoran, Anne Fugaro, Katie O'Rourke, Frederick Rudi, Joshua Saxe and many others. The exhibit primarily features oil paintings, along with acrylic, pastel, photography, mixed media. Overall, the work the jury chose is quiet and contemplative. The exhibit has a very peaceful tenor and offers a welcome refuge from a busy summer.

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  9. Hunger Mountain Co-op Brown Bag Summer Concert Series

    August 29, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ City Hall Plaza

    The Hunger Mountain Co-op Brown Bag Summer Concert Series is Montpelier Alive's series of FREE and fun lunch-time concerts! Join us for a diverse lineup of local and regional acts that are sure to delight!

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  10. Annual Summer Juried Art Exhibit at T.W. Wood Gallery

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

    Reception: July 11th , from 5-7pm. The exhibit features work by Natalie Boze, Janet Brighenti, Patty Corcoran, Anne Fugaro, Katie O'Rourke, Frederick Rudi, Joshua Saxe and many others. The exhibit primarily features oil paintings, along with acrylic, pastel, photography, mixed media. Overall, the work the jury chose is quiet and contemplative. The exhibit has a very peaceful tenor and offers a welcome refuge from a busy summer.

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  11. Capital City Farmer's Market

    August 31, 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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