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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 30, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Vermont State House
Governor Phil Scott will preside with legislative leaders at a special celebration and ceremony to mark the dedication of the newly-carved statue of Agriculture which will be lifted by a crane to the top of the State House dome as the climax of this November 30th event. The lifting will take place at noon, but it will be preceded with a photo opportunity with the statue from 10 to 11:30, and the dedication ceremony will take place from 11:30 to noon.
It is also another chance to enjoy the fun of “Ceres On A Stick”—both free paper cutouts of the goddess as well as Nutty Steph’s chocolate lollipop versions for sale at the event. Throughout the event, free refreshments, chocolate samples, and photo opportunities will be provided by the Friends of The Vermont State House and Montpelier Alive.
November 30, 2018, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Vermont State House
Ceremonial lighting of the State Christmas tree on the State House Lawn. A reception will be in the lobby of the State House afterwards. The tree this year will be coming from Hartland, VT.
November 30, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery
Bella and the Notables, a young local jazz leaning group out of Montpelier will be performing in our tasting room November 30th. We will also be joined by The Woods Lodge, who will be offering seasonal warming fare to accompany the music and wine! Our wine bar will be open until 9pm, pouring farm-grown and crafted wines from right here in our green mountains! We also offer an assortment of San Pellegrinos, still and sparkling water as non-alcoholic alternatives. As always, this event is free, family friendly, and open to all who wish to enjoy an evening of local music, local wine, and local snacks!
6PM: Food sales open from The Woods Lodge
7-9PM: Musical talents of Bella and the Notables
November 30, 2018, 7:30 PM @ St. Augustine Church
The Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus will perform its annual Handel’s Messiah Concerts on Friday, November 30 at 7:30 PM at St. Augustine Church in Montpelier and on Sunday, December 2 at 2 PM at the Barre Opera House. The Conductor is Lisa Jablow with Arthur Zorn, Assistant Choral Director, and the soloists are Sarah Cullins (soprano), Wendy Hoffman (mezzo-soprano), Adam Hall (tenor) and Erik Kroncke (bass). Ticket prices are $20 adults, $15 seniors and $5 students. Tickets are available at the door or online at www.vermontphilharmonic.com.